“If we don´t mobilise, they are going to let the Machi die”

Milarray Painemal, coordinator of the Indigenous Commission of ANAMURI, demands justice for spiritual leader Celestino Córdova

After being 100 days on hunger strike, on 11 July, Machi Celestino Córdova announced he would begin a dry hunger strike. With the little strength he has left, he sent an audio message addressed “to the Mapuche people and native peoples, to all society around the world, to all peoples  … Read more

Palestine: Activist Abu Saker and his son arrested

Saker is a member of the People's Council for the Protection of the Jordan Valley and the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power.

In the early hours of Wednesday 29 July, Abu Saker and his 22-year-old son Sakher were arrested by Israeli soldiers and held for 20 hours, without food or water. The police accused them of “stealing water” from Israel’s national water company, Mekorot, which -in fact- “illegally appropriates Palestinians to serve,  … Read more

Transnational companies made farce donations in Brazil during the battle against Covid-19

A network of civil society organizations and social movements launched the letter "The donation farce..." shared in this post.

Brazil is going through an unprecedented health and economic crisis. The country is one of the epicenters of the world’s Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 83,000 deaths from the virus. Thousands of people are in mourning, and many others are still struggling to survive under these conditions. In this context,  … Read more

Grassroots organisation OFRANEH denounces kidnapping and disappearance of Garifuna leader in Honduras

Armed group kidnapped the President of the Triunfo de la Cruz Community Board and three other young leaders

48 hours after the kidnapping and disappearance of Sneider Centeno, President of the Triunfo de la Cruz Community Board and active member of the Black Fraternal Organisation of Honduras (OFRANEH), Real World Radio interviewed fellow OFRANEH member César Benedith, who denounced that they have not yet received “any type of  … Read more

Bolsonaro accused at UN session of attacking women journalists

At least 54 attacks were recorded since he took office. Interview with journalist Bianca Santana.

During the 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which takes place from 30 June to 17 July in Geneva, Switzerland, journalist Bianca Santana reported how she was personally targeted by the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, by social media on 28 May. This case is one of 54  … Read more

Ban on small hydropower plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Victory for local communities and social movements defending rivers and peoples’ right to water.

On 23 June 2020, the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina voted a complete ban on the construction of small hydropower plants (SHHPs) in the territory. In practical terms, this means immediate suspension of all new hydro-projects, and a chance to turn the tables on the exploitation of  … Read more

Ayotzinapa, Mexico: Forensic scientists identify the remains of Christian Alfonso Rodríguez, one of 43 students who disappeared in 2014

Statement by the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team

On 7 July, 2020, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office announced the discovery of a bone fragment belonging to Christian Alfonso Rodríguez Telumbre, one of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teaching College who disappeared on 26 September, 2014. Christian was 19 years old and was a first-year student at  … Read more

Feminist economy and environmentalism for a just recovery: views from the South

Open and free webinar with Friends of the Earth International and World March of Women referents.

Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) and the Latin American Network of Women Transforming the Economy (REMTE) invite you to an open and free webinar on Feminist economics and environmentalism for a just recovery: views from the South, which will be held on Tuesday June 30th at 1pm CEST (UTC  … Read more

Japanese government plans to release radioactive contaminated water

Friends of the Earth Japan rejects this decision and is gathering signatures for contaminated water to be stored on land

“The Japanese government intends to proceed with its plan for environmental release of radioactive contaminated water that has been accumulating since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in 2011,” denounced Friends of the Earth Japan in a press release. The environmental organisation has launched an online petition demanding the  … Read more

Colombia: systematic murders of social leaders multiply during the pandemic

International call to stop violence against peoples. Leaders denounce attacks during forced crop eradication.

Since the beginning of 2020, at least 103 social leaders and defenders of territories, and 24 former FARC members undergoing a reinsertion process in line with the Peace Accords, have been murdered in Colombia, according to local NGO Indepaz. The Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism (La Jornada Continental),  … Read more