A large group of police officers attempted to evict seven families of the Peasant Movement of Santiago del Estero Province (MOCASE - Via Campesina) of Argentina, in Bajo Hondo community, Moreno department. The quick moves by MOCASE managed to prevent the violent extraction of the peasants from the lands they have been inhabiting for thousands of years.
27 May | Interviews
The Agroecological Conuquera Market takes place each first Saturday of every month, at Parque de los Caobos, Caracas. This is a space where in addition to buying agroecological food, people can participate in workshops about healthy food and production. Real World Radio visited the Market and interviewed Ana Felicié and Esquiza Omaña, two members of the GMO-Free Venezuela Campaign, also part of this market.
26 May | News
US GM seed corporation, Monsanto, has rejected an acquisition proposal issued on Monday by German company Bayer, worth over 62 billion dollars, since it considered it wasn´t enough.
This is the beginning of a short animation recently launched by environmental federation Friends of the Earth International and the movement of consumers and workers Some of Us. Through it, they are pressuring financial institutions that are supporting the hydroelectric project Agua Zarca in Honduras to withdraw their funds from the venture.
23 May | Interviews
The Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) was signed on February 4th, 2016, and it became the landmark for the advance of negotiations that officially started in March 2010 to liberalize trade between 12 countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, United States, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Mobilizations against this ambitious agreement, also called NAFTA 2.0 with reference to the Free Trade Agreement between Mexico, US and Canada, are taking place in many of the countries that are part of it. In Chile, over a hundred organizations gathered in the Citizen Platform Chile Better off without TPP are carrying out a strong resistance agenda against the implementation of the treaty that now needs to be passed by the Parliaments of each country for it to become valid.
23 May | Interviews
The Coordination of Territories in Defense of Glaciers of Chile, which gathers over twenty social movements and organizations of the country, is denouncing that the Environment Commission of the House of Representatives passed on Wednesday a bill that "is a threat against territories, ecosystems and the entire national population".
As a "bitter awakening" with so much anguish and the belief that the transnational capital, the corporate media and the political right-wing have obtained a significant victory; this is how Chilean peasant leader Francisca "Pancha" Rodríguez described the day after the removal of Dilma Roussef as President of Brazil in the framework of an impeachment.
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