Opinion Pieces


Costa Rica: Government environmentalism deepens crisis

Coecoceiba/Friends of the Earth Costa Rica article.

This first article, of a series of three, analyzes the current sociopolitical situation. We will share our vision of what kind of environmental management is proposed by the current government. In a second article, we will analyze some of the proposals and policies that the government has followed or put  … Read more

ENVIRONMENTAL REFLECTIONS IN TIMES OF QUARANTINE (PART 1)*

By CENSAT Agua Viva - Friends of the Earth Colombia**

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a symptom of the environmental imbalances that have resulted from treating nature as a commodity. We could argue that the impact of the pandemic would not have reached this magnitude if it weren’t for decades of neoliberalism, which has privileged business over lives: promoting agribusiness  … Read more

Unified call for solidarity with peoples affected by the systematic violence of the neoliberal model in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean release.

Last week’s terrible and violent events in Latin America and the Caribbean – the assasination of Sergio Rojas in Costa Rica, the tragic death of 8 indigenous people in Colombia and the murder of Dilma Ferreira Silva in Brazil, among others – fill us with grief and above all with  … Read more

Mozambique after cyclone IDAI: “People know this is climate chaos”

Opinion of Anabela Lemos - Director JA! Friends Of Earth Moçambique

Our people are dying due to intensified weather events, like cyclone IDAI that hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe on March 14th, and the precedent and related flooding in the rivers of the region, causing utter devastation and suffering. We know that, in Mozambique, we are on the front line of  … Read more

Forced displacement

Israel’s attempt to demolish Palestinian village Khan al Ahmar contravenes international law

Israeli forces are forcibly displacing Palestinians as they attempt to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar in the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces are dragging away residents and protesters and attacking people as they resist being forcibly displaced from their homes. The Palestinian Red Crescent has reported 35  … Read more