Interviews


Friends of the Earth wins historic ruling against Shell in Nigeria

Four Nigerian farmers launched the case against the company 13 years ago. Two of them didn’t survive to see the verdict.

On 29 January 2021, after 13 years of legal proceedings, the Dutch court ruled in favour of four farmers who, with the support of Friends of the Earth Netherlands, denounced Shell for oil spills in the Niger Delta between 2004 and 2007. “My first impression is that of joy and  … Read more

Capire: feminist voices to change the world

Organisations launch new international, feminist and popular news outlet

Capire is an initiative coordinated by the World March of Women, together with women members of La Vía Campesina, Friends of the Earth International  and organisations that are part of the project “Strengthening Popular Feminism.” “There are so many things that women are organising, resisting and building in the territories  … Read more

RELATIVES AND SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS DEMAND JUSTICE FOR COLOMBIAN PEASANT LEADER OMAR MORENO IBAGUÉ

Interview with Aidee Moreno Ibagué, Omar’s sister and member of SINTRAGRIM and FENSUAGRO (La Via Campesina)

The year 2020 saw the highest recorded murders of social leaders and defenders of territories and peoples’ rights in Colombia, since the signing of the Peace Accords in 2016, according to data from the Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (INDEPAZ). On 28 December 2020, peasant and social leader  … Read more

“We are in a hurry for concrete and real actions, because it is our dreams which are being shattered, our families dismembered, victimized by this racist project”

An analysis of corporate, patriarchal and racist structures in past and present Brazil, and the path to a different future

One month after the murder of João Alberto Silveira Freitas by the security guards hired by Carrefour supermarkets in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Patrícia Gonçalves, member of the Board of Directors of Friends of the Earth Brazil and activist in the Front in Defense of Quilombola Territories in Rio Grande do  … Read more

Covid-19 : Le chemin des peuples de la crise à la reprise

La Radio Mundo Real et les Amis de la Terre International présentent cette émission spéciale, qui vise à mettre en évidence les impacts de Covid-19 et des réponses nationales à la pandémie sur les peuples et les territoires. Nous examinons comment les mouvements sociaux et les groupes membres des Amis  … Read more

Colombia: Arbitrary detentions of peasant representatives denounced

"Those who are not murdered are imprisoned. It is a judicial setup to criminalize leaders," CNA says.

The Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC-LVC) denounced the “arbitrary detention” by the Attorney General’s Office of Colombia of three well-known leaders of the National Agricultural Coordination (CNA) on December 15. They are Adelso Gallo, a recognized peasant and social leader from the central-eastern region of Colombia, a member  … Read more

Water: a fundamental human right on Wall Street

"Something essential for life can't be in the hands of a few." Interview with María Selva Ortiz from REDES-FoE Uruguay.

Since December 7, water has been listed on the Wall Street “commodity futures market”, as well as oil, gold, wheat or soybeans. Buyers do not purchase physical products at the time of the futures transaction, but acquire rights to a quantity of water in the future, at a fixed price.  … Read more

Covid-19: The peoples’ path from crisis to recovery

Real World Radio and Friends of the Earth International present this special show, which aims to highlight the impacts of Covid-19 and national responses to the pandemic on peoples and territories. We look at how social movements and Friends of the Earth groups have responded to the pandemic, analyse the  … Read more

African Peoples Tribunal demands a radical shift in the way transnational corporations operate

“This was a trend-setting event,” says Amos Yesutanbul Nkpeebo from Friends of the Earth Ghana

The African Peoples Tribunal, organised in Lagos and online by Friends of the Earth Africa, saw testimonies on cases from 10 African countries. The 24-28 November event ended with a call on governments to urgently ensure that human rights are respected and protected. It also denounced the collusion between governments  … Read more

New report makes ten proposals for how to pay for the covid-19 pandemic and a just transition

Interview with Ben Tippet, researcher from TNI and author of the report

“The world is currently facing a series of existential and interlocking crises… But as we know from the long history of inequality that exists in the world, people won’t suffer these crises equally, some are already bearing the brunt much more than others, and it is predominantly those in the  … Read more