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 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
7 November 2017 | Interviews | Monitoring transnationals | Third round of UN negotiations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights | Land grabbing | Social activists at risk
Giant agribusiness project “ProSavana” and the Mphanda Nkuwa dam on the Zambezi River, both of them in Mozambique, were denounced in Geneva, Switzerland, in the framework of the UN negotiations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights. Read more
The European Union (EU) made clear this Friday in Geneva that it is ready to block the advance of the negotiations at the United Nations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations. Watch video
Hundreds of social movements and organizations demanded on Monday in Geneva (Switzerland) that countries commit and make substantial advances in the process of UN negotiations towards a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations. Watch video
A new report was launched in France on Thursday titled: "End of the road for transnational corporations? From a pioneer law in France to a UN treaty" written by Friends of the Earth France and ActionAid France-Peuples Solidaires. Read more
Eight small-scale farmers from Tanzania were arrested late 2016 in Malawi, after entering the country legally invited by national organizations to know more about the impacts of uranium mining, which is the object of many exploration projects in Tanzania. Read more
“We want to express that we are living in a pseudo democracy, with embodiment of torture, trauma and terror, and this is due to the repressive policy of Honduras with the military government”, said Juan Almendarez, Executive Director at Movimiento Madre Tierra – Friends of the Earth Honduras. Read more
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