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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.
Member of the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women of Chile and the Political Coordination of the Latin American Coordination of Countryside Organizations (CLOC-Via Camepesina), Francisca Rodriguez is a leader in the global campaign to save native seeds that includes exposing several transnational corporations for their biodiversity privatizing policies.
The proposed Land Policy in Liberia represents a shift towards respecting customary rights of communities. However it is still fraught with many challenges. Even with progressive policy reform implementation, corruption and patronage at all levels of government remains a key obstacle to land rights and communities negatively impacted by concession agreements. What do we do about all of this?
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