19 August | Interviews
Less than two months ahead of the Brazilian presidential elections, social movements of the Workers and Peasants Energy Platform are organizing seminars in different regions of Brazil to discuss the country’s energy model.
A new rural mobilization is building up in Colombia by the organizations that make up the Agrarian Summit, as the result of the Santos’ administration’s failure to comply with the agreements reached.
15 August | Interviews
The neighbors of Villa Ituzaingo issued an alert after they confirmed the death of fish, bees, trees and harvests in the area as a result of the spraying of a soy plantation less than 300 meters (the legal limit to do so) from their town. The neighbors are also reporting the impact of the spraying on grain plantations, such as the development of allergies and breathing problems of the local residents.
6 August | Interviews
European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, opened two investigations on July 31st targeting the European Commission and the European Council, calling for greater transparency around the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations.
The participants of the Climate Caravan will be heading to Colombia early this week as part of a Latin American tour ahead of the United Nations 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) on Climate Change to be held in December in Peru. The Caravan was in Venezuela for 20 days, where it visited local communities to learn about their situation.
“The battle over the Brazilian Forest Code is not over. It is an environmental and agrarian struggle. It is a struggle for land grabbed by business, lands conquered by the communities and for which they will now fight”, said Luiz Zarref, leader of the Rural Landless Workers’ Movement of Brazil (MST).
Ten days after the Preparatory Meeting of the Social Pre-COP on Climate Change held in Isla Margarita, Venezuela, Real World Radio’s show “Mil Voces” interviewed Martin Drago, coordinator of the Food Sovereignty program of Friends of the Earth International. Drago assessed the outcomes of the meeting and highlighted several aspects of the final declaration.
28 July | Videos
After the recent attacks in Gaza, Real World Radio would like to share an interview with Shir Hever done by the Real News Network in March, some months before the violence erupted again. Shir Hever is an Economist working for the Alternative Information Center who studies the economic aspects of the occupation.
*Interview done by The Real News Network
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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