It´s time for Peasants´ Rights

Interview with Ana María Suárez Franco, of FIAN International, at the UN´s Human Rights Council

Ana María Suárez Franco, permanent representative of FIAN International in Geneva, Switzerland shares an update on the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and its process of approval at the UN´s Human Rights Council that is expected on Friday September 28. “To protect, respect and fulfil the rights of peasants”,  … Read more

Where are the 43 students? 4 years after Ayotzinapa

The parents of the students demand creation of Truth Commission. 38,000 people have disappeared during Peña´s administration

Today, September 26th, marks the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 students of the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers School in Iguala, Guerrero, while they were on their way to Mexico City to participate in the mobilization of October 2nd to commemorate the Tlateloco Massacre that took place  … Read more

Plantations are not forests

September 21st: International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations

This day is to “mark the struggle against monoculture tree plantations, to celebrate the struggles at global level which have succeeded in stopping the advance of monocultures or in exposing their impacts or highlighting that monoculture tree plantations are not something positive, as the public opinion is told in order  … Read more

Remembering Berta

The trial over Berta Cáceres murder begins today. Berta´s COPINH comrades remember her.

The trial against the eight men accused of murdering Berta Cáceres begins today, September 17th. She was murdered on March 2016 at her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá department, Honduras. When she was awarded with the Goldman Prize in 2015, where her role as an indigenous and Lenca people defender  … Read more

Landmark decisions

Togo: Glyphosate ban and Law on energy production based on renewable sources

Friends of the Earth Togo welcomed on September 7th the decision made by the government to ban the use of glyphosate on national territory, and urged to promote agroecology and organic farming. In addition, a few weeks ago, Togolese MPs passed a law on the production of electricity based on  … Read more

Unfit

The family of Berta Cáceres files action to disqualify judges. Hearing suspended.

The family of Berta Cáceres and their legal representatives filed an action on Monday to disqualify the judges that are hearing the case of the murder of the Honduran defender. This resulted in the suspension of the hearing. In a press conference held on Monday 17, minutes before the first  … Read more

Standing Strong

Guatemala mobilizes to demand resignation of President Jimmy Morales and investigate crimes against indigenous defenders

Thousands of demonstrators are marching from different areas of the country and heading to the Guatemalan Congress building to demand the resignation of President Jimmy Morales, and the continuation of the International Commission against Corruption in Guatemala (CICIG) that has been investigating acts of corruption in the government since 2017.  … Read more

Criminal inequality

Via Campesina in a new Global Day of Action against the WTO and Free Trade Agreements; interview with Tchena Masso

The World Trade Organization (WTO) together with a set of free trade agreements, reciprocal protection of investments, multilateral and bilateral agreements have created criminal levels of inequality in global economy, stated the peasant federation to mark the Global Day of Action against the WTO and Free Trade Agreements on September  … Read more

CHALLENGING THE LEGAL SYSTEM

A few days before the beginning of the trial over the femicide of Berta Cáceres, her daughter highlights why DESA company is guilt

The trial over the femicide of Berta Cáceres will begin on Monday, September 17, in Tegucigalpa (Honduras). The crime against the defender took place on the night of March 2nd, 2016, at her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá department. Bertha Zúñiga, daughter of Cáceres and current coordinator of the Civic  … Read more

Justice for Berta

Trial against nine accused people begins two and a half years after the femicide of Berta Cáceres in Honduras

Berta Cáceres, a defender of the Lenca people, was murdered on March 2nd, 2016, at her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá department, 200 kilometers North-West to the Honduran capital city. Her murder took place in the framework of an ongoing and systematic repression suffered by those who defend their territories  … Read more