Radio Mundo Real presenta un nuevo corto audiovisual que analiza la financiarización de la naturaleza, y que fue preparado para el Programa de Bosques y Biodiversidad de la federación ecologista Amigos de la Tierra Internacional. En el video hacen uso de la palabra algunos activistas que trabajan temáticas vinculadas a la financiarización de la naturaleza desde hace muchísimos años y desde diversas perspectivas.
Malaysian activist Bang Seet Ping, member of the Himpunan Hijau group (Green Assembly) organized a boycott campaign against Australian Lynas Corporation, which processes rare earths in the Asian country and produces radioactive material as waste. Almost three years after beginning operations, there isn´t a waste management plan.
Lynas installed its plant in the Malaysian area of Gebeng, Kuantan in the state of Pahang, without consulting the local community and has not been transparent, said activist Tan Bun Teet, chairperson of the organization Save Malaysia Stop Lynas, to Real World Radio.
16 October | Chronicles
Today, World Food Day, we are confronted with the failure of our global food system: 805 million people are going hungry while obesity affects over 2 billion of us.
16 October | News
On October 16, the world commemorates World Food Sovereignty Day with mobilizations and statements by the peasant movement, rural women, pastoralists and artisanal fisherfolk. The latest report by the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch states that this human right is threatened by the domination of food systems in the hands of a few transnational corporations.
The history of industrial tree monoculture plantations in Chile includes all the negative elements that feature these production models in Latin America: land grabbing, corporate capture of the State, loss of biodiversity, plundering and displacement of native communities. Another of these common features is that the opening of these businesses took place under dictatorships. In 1974, a year after staging a coup in the country, Augusto Pinochet passed Decree Law 701 aiming to promote the development of forestry in the Andean country.
Harassment by the judicial system, the media and paramilitary forces of communities resisting a cement plant and highway, also exerted on Daniel Pascual of the Peasant Unity Committee (Via Campesina) in Guatemala under Otto Perez Molina was recently denounced at international level in a press conference.
In the context of the recent "Food Sovereignty Forum" of Uruguay, organized by REDES-Friends of the Earth, Movimiento por la Tierra and the Extension and Activities Service of the University of the Republic, the participants dealt with the impacts of agrotoxics on the ecosystem, water basins and rural people.
In Fall of last year, the relationship between China Union and the community dwellers who live where it operates deteriorated drastically. After a series of public demonstrations which featured community members pleading for the company to live up to its MDA, there was a large strike in the area in October. The ERU was called out to quell the demonstration, which they did by firing live rounds in the air.
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