Nothing less than a systemic transformation of our societies, our economies, and our world will suffice to solve the climate crisis and close the ever-increasing inequality gap.
From July 6-10, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, aiming to advance on the debate towards the building of a binding instrument related to human rights and transnational corporations. The meeting takes place a year after the UNHRC adopted the proposal submitted by Ecuador and South Africa to develop such an agreement. The social movements that supported and exerted pressure for this instrument to become a reality will be present again in Geneva to carry out mobilizations parallel to the UNHRC meeting, more precisely from July 6 to 10.
26 June | Interviews
French company Total, the largest company of the country and one of the most important oil corporations in the world, will be denounced by Friends of the Earth International in Geneva, Switzerland, the first week of July, due to its human and environmental rights violations in Nigeria.
The mechanisms of financialization of nature are promoted by transnational corporations, financial institutions and multilateral organizations as a way to defend nature and as a solution to the global climate crisis. Several of the mechanisms that operate under this logic are already being imposed in several countries. One of them is the so called “non-recoverable fund”, i.e. projects that do not aim at generating profit. The analyses and voices against them didn´t take long to appear and there are more and more arguments against them.
24 June | Interviews
“The G7 countries have signaled their agreement on the importance of tackling climate change eventually, but haven’t announced any meaningful action. The emission cuts they’ve promised are less than half of what climate science recommends and justice requires”, said climate change and energy campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe, Susann Scherbarth.
24 June | Photo Galleries
Friends of the Earth International and Friends of the Earth Europe are calling for an urgent “energy revolution” that is considered key to combating climate change at world level and to address the needs of the people who don´t have access to energy, a fundamental right for a dignified life.
The 2015 Goldman Prize awarded to Honduran activist Berta Cáceres shed light on the social struggle of the country, six years after the Coup D´Etat, and was granted in a moment of mobilizations by the people against corruption, which is common in other countries of the region, such as Guatemala.
In this months Growing Voices we dig deeper into the Israeli violations of Palestinian water rights in Occupied Palestinian Territories. Since the occupation of the West Bank in 1967 the Palestinians have suffered from structural water scarcity. The Jordan River, which accounts for the majority of the available surface water in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, is not accessible to the Palestinians.
Academic Katherine Reilly, assistant professor at the Communications School of Simon Fraser University, Canada, and Master´s Degree Student Belén Febres Cordero of the same university, have just published their paper "Real World Radio (2003-2013): the role of communication in resistance in the changing geopolitical framework of Latin America" (below, in Spanish).
Real World Radio 2003 - 2014 | All the material published here is licensed under Creative Commons (Attribution Share Alike). The site is created with Spip, free software specialized in web publications. Done with love.