The Win-Win Situation Hidden Behind the Amazonia Fires

Real World Radio “How agribusiness and financial markets profit from the devastation of the world´s largest tropical forest”. In this first part of a series of two audio-visual reports, Friends of the Earth Brazil unravels the forces behind the crimes that take place in Brazilian forests. In its second part, the organization analyzes, together with…

The G-7 Exploits Fires to Attempt Internationalization of the Amazon

Aram Aharonian The ferocious fires that have devastated almost half a million hectares of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil also ignited the meeting of the Group of Seven in France and scorched and left in critical condition the free trade agreement signed recently between the European Union and Mercosur. Paradoxically, the surrender of the neoliberal…

Cerro La Vieja: A Struggle Sown in the Popular Soul

Reinaldo Iturriza | Marcelo Volpe Cerro La Vieja is located south of the town of Sarare, capital of the municipality of Simon Planas, in the state of Lara. Declared Municipal Park and Environmental Heritage on July 23, 2007, covers an area of 524 hectares with 683 square meters. The decree expressly prohibits the exploitation of…

Transnationals and Indigenous Peoples in Struggle

Magdalena Gómez Citizens in our country are living in campaign season, even without being members of any political party. The campaign that I refer to is not that of messages or promises that are expressed in speeches with few contrasts, or through social networks and the mass media, or what simulates paying attention to the…

Oil Flows Through Dakota Access Pipeline

Editorial Comment: To understand why the pipeline has gone forward, read these revealing articles: All Eyes On Dakota Access – All Eyes Off Bakken Genocide Standing Rock: Profusion, Collusion and Big Money Profits Addendum to Standing Rock:Profusion, Collusion & Big Money Profits After months of fierce opposition from Native Americans and environmentalists, the controversial Dakota…

Honoring Berta Cáceres, Honduran Land Defenders Continue the Struggle

One year after Berta Cáceres’ murder, indigenous peoples are in revolt, fighting for their rights to exist in a system that has no part for them to play. Michael Phoenix Let us wake up! Let us wake up, humankind! We’re out of time. We must shake our conscience free of the rapacious capitalism, racism and…

Garifuna Flee Discrimination and Land Grabs in Record Numbers

The white sand beaches and humid, 80 degree weather in Trujillo, Honduras, on the country’s northern Caribbean coast, is what Jose Francisco Avila calls a “million-dollar view.” But this paradise for the foreigners now flooding Honduras’ coastline tells a different story for Garifuna communities from Trujillo, including Avila’s family. As Hondurans of African descent, Garifunas…

Will Prayers and Ceremonies Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline?

By  Zig Zag “Hope Springs Eternal–The Ghost Dance,” by Howard Terpning Over the last few months there’s been a lot of noise made about the power of peaceful prayers and ceremonies in resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. According to many participants, it was this emphasis on prayer that stopped the pipeline dead in…

Land Law and Economic Liberation

Keynote addresss at the 4th Spring Law Conference, College of Law, University of South Africa, Pretoria, 27 September 2016 Motsoko Pheko Liberation of a land dispossessed people without land is a gigantic colonial fraud. Land is the primary source of life. Food does not grow in the sky. Houses are not built in the air….