31 July | Interviews
“The battle over the Brazilian Forest Code is not over. It is an environmental and agrarian struggle. It is a struggle for land grabbed by business, lands conquered by the communities and for which they will now fight”, said Luiz Zarref, leader of the Rural Landless Workers’ Movement of Brazil (MST).
Ten days after the Preparatory Meeting of the Social Pre-COP on Climate Change held in Isla Margarita, Venezuela, Real World Radio’s show “Mil Voces” interviewed Martin Drago, coordinator of the Food Sovereignty program of Friends of the Earth International. Drago assessed the outcomes of the meeting and highlighted several aspects of the final declaration.
28 July | Videos
After the recent attacks in Gaza, Real World Radio would like to share an interview with Shir Hever done by the Real News Network in March, some months before the violence erupted again. Shir Hever is an Economist working for the Alternative Information Center who studies the economic aspects of the occupation.
*Interview done by The Real News Network
27 July | Interviews
As it happens with a large number of Paraguayan peasant communities, the Huber Dure settlement in Canindeyu department is surrounded by soy monoculture plantations. The National Peasant Federation (FNC) of Paraguay denounced that the application of agrotoxics in these plantations cause serious illnesses in the population of this settlement.
24 July | Testimonies
White phosphorus, bombs weighing more than a ton on overpopulated neighborhoods, missiles from drones; in this way, the unstoppable and ruthless Israeli attack continues over the Palestinian people. As of Tuesday, these attacks have resulted in the death of 620 children, women, young and elderly people, almost four thousand wounded people and over three thousand homes destroyed.
On July 18, in Margarita Island, Venezuela, the participants issued the final declaration of the Preparatory Meeting for the Social Pre-COP on Climate Change that was held in Venetur Hotel under the slogan “System change, not climate change”.
Last June 27, the Assembly of the Human Rights Council voted in favor of a resolution that authorizes to continue a process towards drafting an international declaration on the rights of peasants and other rural workers.
24 July | Videos
The attacks by Israel against Gaza that started on July 8th continue and have resulted in the death of over 650 people (among them 121 children), in addition to over 4000 people injured. The population displaced within the Gaza Strip amounts to 110,000.
Twelve cases, several countries, different fundamental rights violated and the same modus operandi: transnational corporations act in the exact same way when it comes to avoiding responsibilities and duplicating profits.
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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