Interviews


India: Ongoing repercussions and demands after massive fire in oil well

Organisations warn about corporate negligence: “Oil India Limited functions on their own basically”

On 13 September, almost four months after the explosion and oil spill in the Indian town of Baghjan (Tinsukia district, Assam state), experts from the company in charge of  the oil well (Oil India Limited) and international engineers managed to control the fire. Four days earlier, an engineer from the  … Read more

Agriculture in Gaza: impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on a sector already suffering from Israeli occupation

Obstacles, challenges and potential ways out for Palestinian farmers

Farming in Palestine, an essential activity for the national economy, was already suffering from military attacks and the Israeli blockade. The sector now faces further damages due to the COVID-19 pandemic and government response measures, including lockdown. “Palestinian farmers are unable to access the necessary agricultural inputs, lands and markets  … Read more

“Monoculture plantations are the visible face of the agribusiness model”

Interview with Isaac Rojas, co-coordinator of the Forests and Biodiversity Program at Friends of the Earth International

21 September marks the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations. This day was declared in 2004 by rural communities in Brazil, to expose the impacts of industrial tree plantation projects expanding in their territories and to reaffirm their determination to resist plantations and recover their territories from corporations.  … Read more

Beyond the pandemic: online discussion organised by the Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism

Interview with Tica Moreno, World March of Women Brazil: “Having a horizon of transformation towards a new society is possible"

On 22 September, the Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism (La Jornada Continental), will hold an online discussion entitled “Popular dialogues: unity, democracy and life for our peoples”. Taking place at 4pm in Central America (12am midnight CET), the discussion will be broadcasted live on their Facebook page in  … Read more

BERTA CÁCERES CASE: TRIAL FOR MILITARY OFFICER AND BUSINESSMAN ACCUSED OF MASTERMINDING MURDER

Honduran court announces that David Castillo must face oral and public trial. Interview with Bertha Zúniga.

After an 18-month suspension of the preliminary hearings to decide whether to open trial against David Castillo, a Honduran court finally announced on 26 August that he will face an oral and public trial. A military intelligence officer trained at West Point, David Castillo is also a known businessman linked  … Read more

“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

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

Drop in oil prices: an opportunity?

How does the drop in oil prices lead us to think about a just energy transition? Interview with Felipe Gutiérrez from Opsur

On 20 April, the world woke up to a historical drop in the price of oil in the United States. The reference value for crude oil in the US (WTI) reached negative numbers for the first time in history. Argentina’s Southern Oil Observatory (Opsur) issued a press release, stating: “Press  … Read more

The peasant struggle amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On the International Day of Peasants' Struggle, organizations promote Food Sovereignty as a solution in the world we want to build

April 17, International Day of Peasants’ Struggle, is a special day celebrated by rural organizations around the world, usually with demonstrations, conferences, demands addressed to governments, and other activities. But of course, this year, the COVID-19 pandemic is severely limiting the room for action. For this reason, the international peasant  … Read more