Defenders of Territories and Collective Rights of the People


The dangers of synthetic biology

Synthetic biology and the gene drive: what are they?

Environmental activist Dana Perls, of Friends of the Earth US, denounced in Montreal Canada that the “gene drive” is a new genetic engineering extinction technology, which could permanently alter entire generations and populations of species.} For this reason, Friends of the Earth International is calling for a moratorium on the  … Read more

Six months of injustice

Possible closure of case involving the attack against Russian environmental activist without finding the attackers

This Thursday 28th marks six months since the attack suffered by Russian environmental activist Andrey Rudomakha, head of the Environmental Watch on North Caucasus (EWNC), in the southern city of Krasnodar. So far no people have been detained. The organization is denouncing the lack of action by the government and  … Read more

Dignified resistance in Malaysia

Indigenous people standing in defense of their lands against governmental and business abuses

Approximately 800 Orang Asli indigenous people are blockading since February 15, 2018 at several areas of the Gua Musang district, Kelantan State, Malaysia, in defence of the environment and their customary rights over land and to stop forest exploitation, mining and large-scale monoculture plantations. “We want to block any activity  … Read more

Must be binding

Social movements and organizations present at the UN to stop corporate impunity

The Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power organized on Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland, an activity in the framework of the United Nations (UN) to insist on the need for the new treaty that allows to take corporations that violate human rights to justice to be binding. The different social movements  … Read more

Dreams knocked down

Approximately 120 families violently evicted in Cordoba, Argentina

Most of the homes are led by women victims of gender violence. “Devastating”. This was the word used by Nelvia Agañaraz, a leader of Parque Esperanza neighborhood, Juárez Celman municipality, Córdoba, to describe the eviction suffered by 120 families in the early morning of Friday, June 1st, when police officers  … Read more

Honduras on full alert

Defenders of Garifuna lands who oppose extractivism detained and harrassed

OFRANEH and other organizations will mobilize against the reform of the Prior, Free and Informed Consultation Law that aims to give away natural resources to national and foreign investors. In the early morning of June 6, community leader Malvin Norales, defender of the ancestral territories of the Garifuna community of  … Read more

War Criminal

Protests over Israeli Prime Minister´s Paris visit

Several French social organizations called on to demonstrate on Tuesday June 5 in Paris to reject the presence in the country of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, considering him a “war criminal” for Israel´s occupation and extermination policy in Palestinian lands. The demonstration took place outside the “Grand Palais” where  … Read more