Friends of the Earth


Threats and abuses of the growing gas industry in Mozambique

Outcomes of the 'lobby tour' organized in Europe showcase the need for a Binding Treaty to stop corporate human rights abuses

Mozambique is rapidly becoming one of the Liquified natural gas (LNG) giants of the world. With little international media coverage, oil and gas monsters such as Exxon, Eni, Chevron, Shell and BP are rubbing their hands at the million dollar business prospects in this African country. Ongoing projects, whilst still  … Read more

Black women´s lives matter

The struggles of black, lesbian, bisexual, transgender women for the right to be themselves

Feminism has to be antipatriarchal, anticapitalist and antiracist. Since 1992, July 25 marks the International Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women’s Day. The commemoration of this day was decided at the first meeting of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women. Today, Real World Radio wants to highlight the voices and  … Read more

Hard blow for communities suffering human rights violations at global level

International Law expert warns about negative aspects of new draft of the UN Treaty on transnational corporations and human rights

“The attempts to establish the supremacy of human rights over corporate logic are not covered in the entire text of the Draft 1”, warned Brazilian expert Manoela Roland about the new document presented by the Ecuadorian Chair in UN negotiations for a legally binding treaty on transnational corporations and human  … Read more

Land Rights Revolution in Liberia

The African country passed bill which would give land rights to 80 per cent of the population

After many months of debate and with a strong support from the public opinion, the Liberian government passed the Land Rights Act in September, 2018, which officially recognizes the rights of local communities over their productive lands, without the need of long entitlement proceedings. With this huge step, Liberia could  … Read more

African youth for system change

Friends of the Earth Nigeria is building an environmental youth network

The lives of human rights defenders in Africa are seriously threatened. For example, in Cameroon, on 26 May, human rights defender Elvis Brown Luma Mukuna received a death threat via a call from an unknown number. Ten days earlier, two men had forcibly entered Elvis’s house, abducted his younger brother  … Read more

Impacts of coal megaprojects in South Africa

groundWork - Friends of the Earth South Africa warns about a third boom of coal megaprojects and its impacts in that country

Boom and Bust in the Waterberg is the title of a report published by environmental justice organization groundWork in March. It documents the history of coal megaprojects that have reshaped this remote corner of the country. It also addresses the impacts of coal megaprojects and warns about how a third  … Read more

“Women are on the frontline of defending rights and the environment”

Members of the Gender Justice and Dismantling Patriarchy Working Group of Friends of the Earth International met in Montevideo

This was the third meeting of Friends of the Earth International´s Working Group since it was created. From May 2 to 5, its members analyzed what has been done so far and the steps to follow. Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) seeks to mainstream the feminist perspective and gender  … Read more

NOAH – Friends of the Earth Denmark celebrates its 50th anniversary

NOAH - Friends of the Earth Denmark reached its 50th anniversary on March 9th and held a three-day-long celebration

Bente Hessellund has been an activist at NOAH/Friends of the Earth Denmark for the past 25 years. She works around issues related to climate and agriculture, biomass for energy and REDD+. Real World Radio interviewed her to know more about this important celebration: “NOAH is an organization based on democracy  … Read more

REITOCA COMMUNITY FACES REPRESSION OVER RESISTANCE AGAINST HYDROELECTRIC DAM

Police and military officers and private security guards of company PROGELSA shot with tear gas and pellets against the community

Since January 2018, the population of Reitoca, a municipality of Francisco Morazan department, Honduras, is controlling the territories of the high areas of the town, where they set up a campsite to prevent a hydroelectric dam from being built on Petacón River. In the afternoon of Wednesday 24, police officers  … Read more

“Peasants are the ones who are standing up to a rise of fascism”

FOEI joins the actions of solidarity on the International Day of Peasant Struggle to continue that legacy

April 17 marks the International Day of Peasant Struggle to remember the 19 peasants  of the Landless Rural Workers Movement of Brazil who were murdered in 1996 in the “Massacre of Eldorado dos Carajas”. That day, tens of police officers attacked 1500 landless peasants in Eldorado dos Carajás. Since then,  … Read more