Economic Justice Resisting Neoliberalism


We cannot be celebrating

25 years after the UN Convention on Biological Diversity: Community forest management and agroecology are the future

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. However, “we cannot be celebrating”. The planet is facing serious environmental degradation, and the necessary measures to counteract it are not being taken, warned activist Rita Uwaka with Environmental Rights Action – Friends of the Earth  … Read more

Free

Ahed Tamimi: “The resistance continues until the occupation is removed”

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, who was detained by the Israeli regime in December in the context of her struggle for the freedom of her country, was released on Sunday, together with her mother Nariman, who had also been imprisoned since then. The teenager, who was 16 years old when she  … Read more

Dangerous Funds

Activists expose role of Dutch banks in the funding of palm oil industry development

Milieudefensie – Friends of the Earth Netherlands launched a report where they warn that Dutch Banks ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank have to take responsibility for the disastrous environmental and social consequences of providing finance to the palm oil sector at large scale. These banks should pull out of this  … Read more

Greenwashing

Bertrand Sansonnens, of Friends of the Earth Switzerland, on palm oil: “voluntary guidelines do not work, we need binding rules at

At the end of June, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which gathers actors from several sectors of the palm oil industry, reported that they had suspended Swiss company Nestlé´s membership for failing to follow the RSPO´s Statutes and Code of Conduct. However, Nestlé “doesn´t seem to care”, warned  … Read more

Flowers in the Desert

New multimedia project featuring 10 indigenous women leaders of Mexico

Among the stories we find the one of Marichuy, spokesperson of the Indigenous Governing Council (CIG) “Women have always been present. The aim is to tell at first hand the stories of ten women that are representatives of the Council and also make reference to the role of the Council,  … 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

Avoiding liability

Update on negotiations towards binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights

“We have seen how transnational corporations use transnational structures and complex schemes to avoid liability and national jurisdictions and evade their legal responsibilities” in terms of human rights violations, said activist Anne van Schaik, of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) in Geneva, Switzerland. This was during the third round  … Read more

Better without glyphosate

Friends of the Earth Spain endorses campaign “Municipalities free from GMOs to ban the use of glyphosate and support local and env

17 countries and 4 regions of the European Union have already banned the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810, owned by Monsanto. On June 5th, to mark World Environment Day, Friends of the Earth Spain together with the Platform for Territories Free from GMOs of Navarra and other environmental  … Read more