6 December | Special reports
The latest recommendations of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on investments in smallholder agriculture to promote food security are an important progress at the multilateral level for raising awareness about the role of smallholder farming in feeding the planet. They also imply the recognition of many key actors, such as peasants, indigenous and pastoralists, which are part of different social movements.
6 December | Chronicles
The environmental justice movement, and indeed my own environmental justice activism is grounded by the experience of working with Madiba to ensure that South Africans achieve the promise of a life that was enshrined by our Constitution, a life where people live in relations of solidarity and equity with each other and in non-degrading and positive relationships with their environments.
Nicolas Vazquez is part of the groups resisting the building of dams and the installation of mining megaprojects in the Bariloche ski resort, Rio Negro province, Argentina. They were inspired by the groups that organized in response to the country’s economic crisis in 2001.
3 December | Interviews
The advance of the neoliberal model in the global South as a result of the international division of labor, which leads countries with natural richness to return to producing primary commodities, has caused socio-environmental conflicts. These are the main concern of organizations and social movements.
The Puebla-Panama Plan (now called Mesoamerican Integration and Development Project) and the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA) are two spaces of political coordination in Latin America that promote the construction of large infrastructure projects for the transportation of raw materials. Monica Vargas, member of the Observatory on Debt in Globalization (ODG) says the projects are one of the main physical bases for European capital, but also, because of the resistance they cause, their “Achilles heel”.
The general coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared of Honduras (COFADEH), Berta Oliva, told La Radio Sur news website that after Sunday’s election fraud, the future of social activists in Honduras is at higher risk.
27 November | Interviews
After the award ceremony held in Paris, France, Real World Radio’ correspondent Camille Marigaux interviewed the head of the extractive industries campaign of Friends of the Earth France, Juliette Renaud.
Keeping human rights observers in Honduras until the results of last Sunday’s presidential elections are clarified is essential to avoid the worsening of political and social violence in the country, said Juan Almendares in interview with Real World Radio two days after the vote.