Thursday was the last days of activities in the framework of the conference “Seeding Climate Justice – Maputo Meeting on Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis”, taking place in Maputo, Mozambique.
The conference “Seeding Climate Justice – Maputo Meeting on Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis” started on Tuesday, in Maputo, capital of Mozambique. It is organized by Justiça Ambiental - Friends of the Earth Mozambique. On the first day of activities, approximately 200 representatives of social movements and organizations, communities, environmental groups, networks of women and young people, among other actors from several African countries and international guests focused on the role of social groups in the fight for climate justice. The conference will come to an end on Thursday.
This was the name of the section led on Tuesday by South African environmental activist Bobby Peek, of groundWork-Friends of the Earth South Africa, in the framework of the conference “Seeding Climate Justice – Maputo Meeting on Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis”, in Mozambique.
On the International Day of Peasant Struggles,after a march through the streets of Buenos Aires,from the US Embassy, an imperialistic symbol, to the Argentinean Rural Association, a symbol of agribusiness in the country, the organizers of the 6th Congress of the Latin American Coordination of Countryside Organizations (CLOC-Via Campesina), shared the final statement, which you can read below. The document is a result of eight days of debates and was read by representatives of the Youth Assembly of CLOC.
17 April | Interviews
Over 80 people were violently evicted on March 27 from a community in La Arenera in Colombia, in Antioquia department on the shores of Cauca River, in an area affected by the hydroelectric project Hidroituango. The people displaced by the mega dam are currently in Ituango municipality, and expect to return to their homes.
In the framework of the 6th Congress of the Latin American Coordination of Countryside Organizations (CLOC-Via Campesina) Real World Radio interviewed Alberto Castilla, Colombian Senator for the Polo Alternativo Democrático Party and president of the National Agrarian Coordination of this country.
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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