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

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 +2). The webinar is part of the self-organised activity of…

Japanese government plans to release radioactive contaminated water

“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 Japanese government that water be stored on land and solidified,…

Chernobyl-Fukushima: Mirrors of the Nuclear Disaster

Nine years have passed since the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, and the damage continues to be incurred. Although this disaster is still ongoing, efforts are made to render this invisible. FoE Japan has conducted video interviews with evacuees, dairy farmers, fishermen and other community members in order to make the ongoing impacts more known as part of the “Fukushima…

What does factory-farmed meat have to do with the climate crisis?

The video proposes solutions that can help get us out of the dead-end street in which the agrifood corporations are trying to barricade us. In recent years, GRAIN’s research on the climate impacts of industrial food production has focused more particularly on the contribution of factory farming and its byproducts to global warming. The data come as a shock: taken…

World March of Women commemorates Palestinian Land Day

Today, the World March of Women (WMW) remembered: "On March 30, 1976, the Israeli army attacked demonstrators in the midst of a strike organized by Palestinians in Galilee in the face of another advance of illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory. Six people were killed, hundreds wounded. Since then this is Palestinian Land Day — the day when Palestinians remember…

The Right to Say NO

“We are the guardians of land, seeds, life and love" is the slogan of the Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) of Southern Africa, a movement of rural women founded in 2009 with a membership of over 100 000 women, mainly farmers from South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Mauritius, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Their focus is on the defense of the commons…

We resist to live, we march to transform!

On 8 March 2020, millions of people worldwide joined together online and in the streets, to raise their voices for women’s autonomy and rights, gender justice, and feminist solidarity. Friends of the Earth International and its groups around the world mobilised for this International Women’s Day of Struggle. They joined grassroots feminist allies the World March of Women for the…

8 March: We must march together

"We resist to live, we march to transform!" is the slogan for the 5th International Action by the World March of Women, set to begin on 8 March, 2020. Every five years, the World March of Women (WMW) prepares an international action which brings together women's movements, to take action against neoliberalism and  mobilize, connecting local struggles and organizations with…

“They have turned our community into a cemetery”

At 12:28 on 25 January, 2019, Dam 1 of the Córrego do Feijão mine, containing 12,000,000 cubic meters of toxic mud, collapsed and spilled the mud over 9 kilometers to the city of Brumadinho (Minas Gerais) and then along the path of the Paraopeba River. The Brazilian Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) arrived to Brumadinho a few hours…

Australia: this is climate change

"Australia is experiencing an unprecedented fire crisis. 10 million hectares have been burned already. Nearly 2000 homes have been destroyed and many lives lost. The fires are so immense they have created their own weather systems, sparking more fires by generating their own dry electrical storms. Firefighters have never seen anything like it. Scientists are now saying many billions of…