In this section Real World Radio aims to expose the murders of social activists and the cases of death threats against leaders. We will report on the wave of criminalization of the social protest. This new section of Real World Radio is also a memorial page for all those who were murdered in their struggle for a socially just world.
The Ecuadorian Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Council´s working group in charge of negotiating a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights submitted on Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland, the report of the third session of the group held last October. The countries ratified the importance of the process and will hold its fourth session in October 2018, with the negotiation of a “draft zero”. Read more
By the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) Read more
Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (WALHI) - Friends of the Earth Indonesia Jakarta – For more than three decades, Industrial Forest Plantations, more properly called industrial tree plantations, have been running their business practice in Indonesia. Read more
“We are creating candidacy defense committees for (former) president Lula throughout Brazil. We already have over 4000 committees”, said the head of the Central Workers Union of Brazil (CUT), Regina Cruz, in an interview with Real World Radio. The former president, member of the Workers Party (PT) and former steelworker leader in the 70s, “is the candidate of the social movements of the country” for October national elections, stated Cruz. Read more
26 young activists from several Brazilian social movements and two journalists were arrested on Wednesday night in Porto Alegre, Brazil, while they were demonstrating hours after former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva faced trial in that city. Read more
“These times are key to establish that the judicial branch cannot tell us who the presidential candidate can be or not", said Marília Gonçalves, leader of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) of Brazil, present in Porto Alegre. "We won´t accept this, by no means" will we allow the legal system to sweep away the rights achieved with democracy, said the leader. Read more
"The people are resisting despite all of the attacks, despite their lives being at risk. During the night, people are persecuted, entire communities cannot leave their homes because there are military officers in the neighborhoods. We continue under an undeclared state of siege. Despite this, people are looking for ways to express their opinions, to shout "You are not my president, I didn´t choose you", said Miriam Miranda, leader of the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) in an interview with Real World Radio. Read more
“We remain deeply saddened and greatly alarmed by the continuing attacks against environmental activists, defenders of territories, land rights' advocates, indigenous community leaders”, said on Sunday, Human Rights Day, the coordinator of Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific Environmental Human Rights Defenders Project, Romel de Vera. Read more
INTERNATIONAL ALERT Organizations member of Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC), from over ten countries of the region, express their deep concern and alarm over the non-disclosure of conclusive information by the Supreme Electoral Court of Honduras about the outcome of the national elections that took place last Sunday. Read more
“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu. Read more
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