The Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity had a strong presence in Geneva, Switzerland, during the negotiations of the UN Working Group on transnational corporations and human rights.
The Colombian social movement Peoples´ Congress warns that the trial against 13 social activists is “political, not judicial”. The goal is to continue “persecuting and criminalizing social movement organizations”, said Alexandra Bermudez, national spokesperson of the Peoples´ Congress.
31 July | Special reports
Pete Roche - Edinburgh,Scotland - "I have been campaigning against nuclear power since 1975, and worked as an anti-nuclear campaigner for Greenpeace for 13 years until 2004, but still work mostly on nuclear issues as an independent consultant. After working on some very depressing reports for Greenpeace after 9/11 about the impact of an airplane crash on Sellafield I decided I needed to spend some time each week working on something a bit more positive."
A complaint will be filed against the Judge that sent 13 social activists to prison in Bogota, Colombia, after they were arrested on July 8. This will be done by the lawyer of one of the activists after finding out that the judge met with a high rank of the Police in her office, a few minutes before yesterday´s hearing.
28 July | Videos
In December, 2014, Lima was the host of the COP 20. While President Ollanta Humala committed during the summit to take care of the environment and develop policies against climate change, his administration gave a green light to the execution of projects that go against nature and the lives of millions of Peruvian people to the benefit of a few mining companies and “economic development”.
28 July | Special reports
Abeer Al Butmeh, Jordan Valley, Palestine: "In the Jordan Valley area there is no electricity, but electricity is necessary for people to live there. But we aim to help the families to stay on their land. 26 Solar units have been supplied to 26 families"
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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