5 October |
Before the landslides that caused over 160 deaths already and hundreds of disappeared people in Guatemala city, social organizations of the country had to mourn the murder of another community and territory defender: Rigoberto Lima Chic, a young environmental activist who had been denouncing the highly polluting activities of the African palm oil industry.
1 October | Interviews
Thinking about the education of the working class of the Brazilian countryside and updating the debate about the violation of rights against rural workers was the goal of the second edition of the National Meeting on Rural Education (ENERA) that took place in Goias State, from September 22-25, 2015.
1 October | Interviews
The Latin American and Caribbean Day for the right to abortion was unusually marked at the border between Rivera (Uruguay) and Santana do Livramento (Brazil). After two days of panels, debates and workshops with the slogan “for the right to the body and life of women”, over 500 women marched through both cities chanting, with slogans and drums, speaking to the neighbors of the border.
29 September | Chronicles
The second panel of the first day of the 4th International Action of the World March of Women that took place from September 26-28 in Santana do Livramento (Brazil) and Rivera (Uruguay) border cities addressed the gender violence against women from the experience and perspective of the participants of the three countries involved in the action. The space titled "Feminism for a world free from machismo, violence and lesbophobia" exposed the feminicides taking place in these countries, making reference to the laws and feminist struggles to fight against them. The space also dealt with the conservative advance in the Brazilian politics and State.
27 September | Chronicles
With the echoes of the drums resonating, approximately 500 women MPs, unionists, black, lesbians from both sides of the border, but without borders with reference to their bodies, ideas and feelings, participated in the first panel of the 4th International Action of the World March of Women 2015 in Brazil. The panel was titled “The situation of discrimination and decriminalization of abortion in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay” and it was held in the Municipal Theatre 15 de febrero in Rivera, Uruguay.
25 September | News
FFriends of the Earth Japan issued an urgent call to the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) to respect its own environmental and social guidelines and reject financing for a 2,000-megawatt-coal-fired plant in Batang, Central Java, Indonesia.
Academic Katherine Reilly, assistant professor at the Communications School of Simon Fraser University, Canada, and Master´s Degree Student Belén Febres Cordero of the same university, have just published their paper "Real World Radio (2003-2013): the role of communication in resistance in the changing geopolitical framework of Latin America" (below, in Spanish).
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