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  • 22 November | |

    ”Defending our territory in any way we can”

    
ESMAD threatens with the eviction of mobilized communities protesting against the El Quimbo dam

    
“At this time (7:20 a.m.), November 20th, 2014, the ESMAD appears at (the municipality of) La Jagua, Garzón, (department of) Huila to disarticulate the pacific protest of 20 days as of today, demanding the strict enforcement of the decision of the Constitutional Court T-135. The presence of the municipality spokesperson and the mayor of Garzón was demanded, who up to this point and since the protest started have not been on the site.”


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  • 22 November | | |

    Movement under construction

    The resistance to the mining industry in the Latin American campesino agenda shows greater levels of coordination

    The territorial problems derived from the transnational mining exploitation are central in the agenda of conflicts and fights of Latin America, and in this regard the campesino movement develops its own experiences, making alliances and coordinating with the affected communities “in the first person”.

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  • 21 November |

    The European Union’s Trojan Horse

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement that is currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States – with the intention to lower trade barriers and boost economic growth. The negotiations have received massive critique for being conducted in secret, favoring multinational corporations’ interests and compromising European health and environmental regulations. In response to the negotiations Friends of the Earth Europe has arranged a “Trojan Horse Treaty tour” around Europe to put light on the hidden agenda of the negotiations.

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  • 20 November |

    Plans to dump tons of toxic waste in Norwegian fjords

    For the last eight years the Norwegian company Nordic Mining have had plans to open a rutile mine in Norway and discharge the mine waste – the tailing from the mine into the Norwegian Førde fjord. Norway is one of the few countries in the world that allows submarine tailing. There have been strong objections from environmental groups, agencies and researcher, claiming that the tailing is a threat to the biodiversity and the ecosystem – and that there is a large uncertainty on the environmental risks.

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  • 12 November |

    EU in favor of multinational corporations

    Interview with Natacha Cingotti, corporate campaigner, Friends of the Earth Europe

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the name of the trade agreement that is currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. The claimed objective of the trade agreement is to remove trade barriers that exist between the EU and the US and make it easier to buy and sell goods and services between the regions. The negotiations are criticized for being conducted in secret and undermining European social, health and environmental protection - working in favor of multinational corporations.

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  • 12 November |

    Horrifying details

    Statements on the missing students from the streets of Mexico

    What happened to the 43 missing students in Mexico? Below are some of the keys to the case, which has tarnished the country’s international reputation by showing the level of disregard for human rights there, alongside some perspectives on the incident shared from the streets.

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  • 12 November | |

    From Margarita Island to Lima

    Social Pre COP on Climate Change at Margarita Island completed: now it’s time for the People’s Summit in Lima

    From November 4 to 7 social movements and organizations from around the world gathered in Margarita Island, Venezuela, in the Social Pre COP on Climate Change, organized by the national government.

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  • 11 November | |

    Working to Increase Popular Participation

    Details Released on People’s Summit in Lima

    In this report, we hear from three members of movements and organizations that participated in the Social PreCOP on Climate Change recently held on Margarita Island, Venezuela, from November 4 to 7, which for the first time aimed to explicitly create a space for organizations and social movements to have greater influence on the negotiations taking place in the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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