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…

Peoples Mobilization: Crucial Negotiations in Geneva for a Globally Binding Treaty on TNCs

Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity Historic process continues at the UN: This week states enter substantive negotiations of the text of a binding treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. PRESS RELEASE: 14 October 2019, Geneva: The United Nations (UN) Inter-governmental Working…

Environmental Terrorism: The Amazon in the Spotlight

Stella Calloni The voracious fire in the Amazon in Brazil that has been burning for more than two weeks was premeditated, since, according to researchers, there were simultaneous fires in different locations while President Jair Bolsonaro not only failed to take the necessary steps to control the situation, but also used this tragedy to accuse…

The Delegates of the Transnationals that Make Up the Fake Government of Juan Guaidó

Misión Verdad Transnational corporations pull the strings of the false government of Juan Guaidó (Photo: Archive) Recently, the artificial “president” Juan Guaidó made a new appointment to his group of representatives who control Venezuelan assets and resources taken illegally by the United States. He is Carlos Jordá, an expert in the oil industry who chaired…

The Resistance of Honduras Against the Neocolonial Regime

Prensa CRBZ Honduras is experiencing a continuation of the coup d’état that overthrew President Zelaya in 2009. The authoritarian regime that oppresses the country is characterized by extractivism, electoral fraud, assassination, militarization, drug trafficking and militarism. At the same time, the people resist on the basis of their capacity for struggle and the ideas, the…

Brazil: A Nation Contaminated by Agrotoxins

Danay Galletti Hernández A law passed in 2003 by then-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva requires that intentional contaminants not be used in the production process. | Photo: EFE According to an investigation revealed last year, about 40 thousand people were treated in the Brazilian health system from 2007 to 2017, after being exposed to…

Brazil’s Brumadinho Dam: Corporate Terrorism and Environmental Racism

Why the Brumadinho dam collapse is also a case of environmental racism Rute Pina A demographic survey on the communities impacted by the burst three months ago of a Vale dam in Brumadinho, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, shows that black and low-income people were the most affected by the tragedy. Down the first…

Three Vale Dams in Minas Gerais at High or Imminent Risk of Collapse

Brasil de Fato The risk level of three dams operated by Vale in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, was raised to the highest grade, the mining giant said on Wednesday, sounding the warning sirens for the second time in little more than one month. The dams are located in the same state that suffered two…

Beyond Mariana and Brumadinho: Vale’s Long History of Violations

The history of the world’s third largest miner is tainted by crimes against the environment and local communities Leonardo Fernandes, Lu Sudré, and Rute Pina Criminal responsibility: Brazilian mining giant Vale lost US$19 billion in market value after the rupture of Brumadinho dam in January / Yasuyoshi Chiba/Archive/AFP Brazil’s biggest miner and the third largest…