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On today´s show we talked to Jose Elosegui, our correspondent in Madrid, about the Permanent Peoples´ Tribunal carried out by civil society organizations against European corporations. We also interviewed Marcie Keever, Clean Vessels Campaign Director of Friends of the Earth US, about BP´s oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Finally, we reported on different cases filed to the Tribunal in Madrid, such as Pluspetrol, Syngenta and Goldcorp.
In this first program of Growing Voices we dig deeper into the Wilmar International´s business, one of the largest palm oil corporations in the world. We look closer at the case of Kalangala in Uganda, where over one-hundred Ugandan small-scale farmers have gotten their land grabbed and been evicted by Oil Palm Uganda Limited, a subsidiary of Bidco Uganda Ltd, which is a venture co-owned by Wilmar International.
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" (attached, in Spanish).
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