People Who Produce Most of the World’s Food Continue to Fight against Agribusiness-led UN Food Summit

La Via Campesina Following the counter-mobilizations to oppose the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in July, which gathered more than 9,000 participants from all over the world, civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ groups continue to mobilize this week against the Summit itself, happening on 23 September in New York. The People’s Autonomous Response to the UN Food Systems Summit (UN…

ConocoPhillips On the Hunt for PDVSA’s Caribbean Assets

Mision Verdad U.S. transnational ConocoPhillips is once again litigating against Venezuela, this time in Jamaica (Photo: Thimo Rodríguez). In 2007, the international legal dispute between Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) and the U.S. oil transnationals, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil, began. (PDVSA) and the US oil transnationals, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil, when the latter refused to join the…

The Republics of Lomitolandia and the Security of the Unborn

El Cayapo The U.S. invasion of Iraq was part of a plan to destroy the nation-states of that region (Photo: Ceerwan Aziz-Pool / Getty Images) The global monopolistic process of the large transnationals pursues the goal of a single owner on the planet. This requires the elimination of nation-states and corporate taxation, the appropriation of…

Argentina: ‘As Foreigners in Our Own Land’

La Tribuna de Rosas The Río de la Plata drainage basin For three decades now, the Argentine nation-people have not been the owners of the resources of our inland rivers, nor of the profits obtained from our country’s river and overseas trade. On the contrary, we Argentines live as foreigners in our own lands, while…

When Transnationals Cultivate War: The Venezuela-Guyana Case

Misión Verdad The Venezuelan-Guyanese dispute has increased in volume and frequency, the cartelized and globalized media are hovering around the issue with the typical pattern that precedes the attacks by the West on “failed States” to impose “peace and democracy” which, in the long run, will never arrive. On previous occasions, their repeated “information” has…

Vaccines as Ammunition: Pharmaceuticals Grab Europe by the Scruff of the Neck

Heathcliff Cedeño The low supply of vaccines by pharmaceutical companies has generated conflicts between the EU and member countries (Photo: AFP). Europe’s Population as Prey The appearance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus revealed the fragility of the world’s healthcare systems, even in countries considered to be at the forefront of public health networks. European nations such…

The Venezuelan Conuquera Seed Signifies a Struggle for Identity and Resistance

Eder Peña The conuco as a system and concept brings with it the care and multiplication of seeds of traditional and new items. Life, culture, knowledge, health, traditional agricultural systems and even the questions of the people and communities are based on native and Creole seeds, which are their common heritage. Their free circulation is…

Covid-19 and the Danger of Transgenic Vaccines

Silvia Ribeiro The persistence of the covid-19 pandemic has unleashed an unbridled race for a vaccine, the narrowest of approaches. Epidemics are always a time of upsurge for the voracious pharmaceutical industry, which is hyper-concentrated on 20 major transnationals that control most of the global market and are not interested in health, but in profits…

Controlling Epidemics? The WHO Had the Answer 40 Years Ago

Alison Rosamund Katz For once, everyone agrees. The only way to deal effectively with Covid 19 is through comprehensive, equitable, universally accessible health systems. This was precisely the solution proposed to countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) at the International Conference on Primary Health Care[1] held in 1978 in Alma Ata, in the former…

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…