Declaration on the International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations: Dismantle the power of transnational plantation corporations!
There is no “smart monoculture”: Support the People’s Climate March!
“We are political prisoners, what they did and what they are doing to us is political persecution because nothing can justify our being in jail”, Ruben Villalba told Real World Radio. He and another 13 peasants were accused by prosecutor Jalil Rachid of the Curuguaty massacre on June 15, 2012.
19 September | News
Nearly 250 people, including rural women, family farmers organizations, rural workers, teachers, students and researchers, environmental organizations, cooperatives, local authorities and fishermen will meet this weekend in Uruguay around the concept of food sovereignty and its challenges.
11 September | Interviews
Health centres to treat ebola are packed in Liberia. People infected with the disease are sent back to their homes, where they infect other family members. Cases of entire families dying are quite common. Hospitals are overstretched and some have close down, while outside people are dying with illnesses that can be treated like malaria or typhoid fever. The crisis is affecting the country while the international community has remained inactive.
Corrientes is the Argentinean province with the largest surface of forestry monoculture plantations. The neoliberal policies of the 1990s and the legal framework and government support that continues to promote forestry plantations lead to a “legion of trees” to grow at a pace of 5,000 hectares a month.
2 September | Interviews
“Europe does not have a degrowth agenda. Europe is very much in a growth agenda at the moment”, researcher Filka Sekulova, from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, told Real World Radio in an interview where she focused on the challenges and steps of the degrowth debate and analysis in Europe.
On Wednesday morning, three hooded and armed people shot and killed Honduran peasant leader Margarita Murillo in Villanueva, a rural area in Cortes department. Murillo died as she lived: with a hoe in her hands, ready to produce and give life in the lands for which she always fought.
The song “How Long?” by Argentinean Lisandro Aristimuño, where he speaks about the commodification of the daily life, seems to coincide with the arguments expressed in Guatemala against the plant varieties protection bill, known as the “Monsanto Bill” which would allow a few companies to claim ownership over four thousand years of anonymous domestication of species, such as maize.
In Fall of last year, the relationship between China Union and the community dwellers who live where it operates deteriorated drastically. After a series of public demonstrations which featured community members pleading for the company to live up to its MDA, there was a large strike in the area in October. The ERU was called out to quell the demonstration, which they did by firing live rounds in the air.
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