Two years have passed since the beginning of the struggle and resistance actions conducted by communities in San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc municipalities, in Guatemala metropolitan area, against the installation in their territory of the metal industry Kappes Kassiday Associates (KCA) with their subsidiary Exploraciones Mineras de Guatemala SA (EXMINGUA).
Large-scale palm oil monoculture production in Uganda has led to a process of destruction of forests, which are key ecosystems for the lives of different communities of the country.
The representative of the Environmental Committee of Cabañas Department in El Salvador, Francisco Pineda, coordinator of the Movement of Victims and People Affected by Climate Change and Corporations (MOVIAC) in that country, Jose Santos and CESTA-Friends of the Earth El Salvador´s Chair, Ricardo Navarro were the speakers on Saturday in an activity held in San Isidro municipality, Cabañas. The MOVIAC submitted the presidential candidate for the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a political proposal that address es, among many other things, the banning of metal mining exploration and exploitation in the country.
5 March | Interviews
Several Palestinian social movements and groups that are part of the network of environmentalist organizations PENGON – Friends of the Earth Palestine, the Palestinian National Committee for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS Movement) and the Land Defense Coalition called for nine days of action against the Israeli water company, Mekorot.
The Uruguayan workers union, PIT-CNT, held on Wednesday in Montevideo´s downtown, an event in support to the democratically elected Venezuelan government led by Nicolas Maduro against the coup attempts by the Venezuelan right wing with US support.
Son of small landless farmers, he joined the Landless Movement (MST) in a land occupation action in 1984, a year after the movement was created. Today, he is a member of the MST National Board. In an interview with Real World Radio conducted by Viviana Rojas (member of La Via Campesina International´s communication team), Gilmar Mauro shared a socio-political analysis of the history and the social, economic and political role of the MST.
International solidarity towards the democratically elected Venezuelan government led by Nicolas Maduro, in the context of a coup attempt where the national far-right wing, the US meddling and the Colombian paramilitary are involved, among other actors, is an important need of the Boliviarian Revolution these days.
20 February | Special reports
Mexican lawyer Francisco López Bárcenas, is an expert on indigenous law, he works as an advisor for several organizations and is a journalist with independent newspaper “La Jornada”. After joining several resistance processes, Francisco identifies changes in the configuration, methodologies and demands of the resistance.
A two-and-a-half year process of work which resulted in a meeting with several thousand Brazilian peasants; “a process that didn´t start now, and that won´t end here”, said Itelvina Massioli, national leader of the peoples´ struggle for land, agrarian reform and food sovereignty, in interview with Real World Radio after the 6th Congress of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST).
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