22 May | Interviews
An internet action called “Nature Alert”, organized by BirdLife, the European Environmental Bureau, Friends of the Earth Europe and WWF, launched with the support of over 100 environmental NGOs across Europe, allows citizens in the 28 EU countries to participate in the European Commission´s public consultation about the effectiveness of Europe’s nature laws (the Birds and Habitats Directives).
In 2011, Real World Radio (RWR) participated in a “Toxic Tour” in the South Durban industrial basin, in South Africa, where giant oil transnational corporations were causing an environmental disaster, with dangerous consequences for the health of the people. More than three years later, the situation seems to be even worse, according to an interview with the coordinator of the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, Desmond D’Sa.
18 May | Interviews
Costa Rican issues related to intellectual property rights, patents on seeds, "limitations to the ability of peasants to grow their own seeds", are elements of concern for us in the framework of the Pacific Alliance negotiations, said activist Silvia Rodriguez, of the National Biodiversity Network of Costa Rica.
18 May | Interviews
The Head of the Culture and Development Research Center of the Costa Rican Distance Learning State University, Luis Paulino Vargas, compared the Pacific Alliance (which the Costa Rican government is considering joining) with the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiated between Central America and the US.
The 6th Congress of the Latin American Coordination of Countryside Organizations (CLOC-Via Campesina) strengthened the concept of socialism as an inspiration and an alternative model to that “imposed by capital”.
Persecuted, threatened, falsely accused and under permanent risk. This is how Berta Caceres, member of the Lenca indigenous people and leader of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) lives in Honduras.
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).
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