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Report of the second pre-congress workshop of the 4th Trade Union Confederation of the Americas Congress

Real World Radio interviewed Francisca Jiménez, Deputy Chair at TUCA, in charge of closing the second pre-congress workshop of the 4th Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) Congress. The activity titled “The trade union strategy related to the reforms of social protection systems in light of the ‘Future of  … Read more

The gender perspective and gender justice: where are we headed as a trade union movement?

Report of the first pre-congress workshop of the 4th Trade Union Confederation of the Americas Congress

The first workshop ahead of the 4th Congress of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) focused on the gender perspective and gender justice. Real World Radio interviewed Jordania Ureña, Trade Union Policy and Education Secretary at TUCA, who acted as facilitator during the workshop. Ureña highlighted that “gender  … Read more

The Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) is ready for two key weeks

Political formation, transformation and communications are of utter importance for the trade union members

This Monday, the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas will start four days of intense work with its affiliated organisations, allied and international institutions that support its work, through four pre-congress workshops ahead of their 4th Continental Congress to take place from 20-23 April. Both events will be held online.  … Read more

COPINH calls for international support during David Castillo trial

“We have been fighting for the memory of Berta Cáceres for five years,” says Bertha Zúniga, daughter of the environmental defender

On 30 March, Bertha Zúniga, General Coordinator of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations from Honduras (COPINH) held an online press conference, in which she called for the support of human rights organisations and activists during the trial of the former president of Desarrollos Energéticos SA (DESA) company. David  … Read more

Marianela Mejía Solórzano of OFRANEH: “They are calling us ‘invaders’ of our own lands”

Marianela and her sister Jennifer were accused of causing the "forced displacement" of businessmen in Trujillo

Marianela Mejía Solórzano and her sister Jennifer, members of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organisation, OFRANEH, were detained on 3 March of this year. They are among the 32 OFRANEH members who currently face arrest warrants, accused of supposedly “usurping” lands from the company Bienes y Raíces Juca SRL which plans  … Read more

World Economic Forum exerts lobby pressure on UN Food Systems Summit

“Corporate capture” of the summit denounced by Kirtana Chandrasekaran, from Friends of the Earth International

For the past few months, the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CSM) – of which Friends of the Earth International is a member – has been denouncing the “corporate capture” of the UN Food Systems Summit by agribusiness lobbying.  … Read more

Fukushima: Ten years on

Friends of the Earth Japan shares testimonies from victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Ten years have passed since the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident of 11 March 2011. Yet whilst the impacts of these disasters continue to be felt, efforts are being made to render this invisible. Friends of the Earth Japan has conducted  … Read more

Berta Cáceres murder case: David Castillo to face trial

Announcement comes hours before the fifth anniversary of the Lenca defender’s murder.

Roberto David Castillo Mejía is a Honduran businessman, former government employee for the state energy agency, and later Executive Director of the company in charge of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project: Desarrollos Energéticos S.A (DESA). Berta Cáceres and the Lenca community from Rio Blanco opposed the installation of DESA’s project  … Read more

Peasant leader denounces systematic violence in Colombia at UN Human Rights Council

Nury Martínez, Chair of Fensuagro-La Vía Campesina, will address United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva

On Thursday 25 February, Nury Martinez, Chair of the National Agricultural Union Federation (FENSUAGRO), member of La Via Campesina in Colombia, will address the plenary meeting of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council. She will denounce the systematic violence and repression of peasant organisations in Colombia, as  … Read more

“Challenges of popular feminism”

The International Women’s Struggle’s Day is approaching, and the World March of Women is organizing two webinars to connect, visibilize and discuss the challenges and agendas of anti-capitalist feminism. On February 23rd, the first webinar “Challenges of popular feminism” will feature presentations from comrades of the World March of Women,  … Read more