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The dangers of standing up for human rights and the environment in Honduras

Three activists from Honduras will go to court tomorrow (September 20) on trumped-up charges brought by the government. The false charges are a government response to their organization's peaceful efforts to defend community lands, indigenous knowledge, and the local ecosystem. The Honduran government has often proven sensitive to international pressure. Let's put the pressure on again. Please sign and SHARE this petition far and wide!

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Civil society organisations welcome Ecuador's call for greater international oversight of TNCs

Ecuador led a call to the UN Human Rights Council to create more binding, enforceable, international human rights obligations for transnational corporations (TNCs), on Friday September 13. Ecuador's petition is supported by nine other nations, mostly from the South , and hundreds of civil society organizations worldwide, including Friends of the Earth International. TNCs continue to bear a large share of the blame for environmental, social and labor abuses around the world. Too often, unsafe or inhumane working conditions and environmental degradation lie in the dark shadows cast by giant TNCs .

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Liberia Spending Too Little on Agriculture

Civil society raises concerns on prioritization of land allocation to foreign investors and insufficient public agricultural budget MONROVIA (LIBERIA), September 12, 2013 – The Liberian government is spending just two per cent of its budget on agriculture, despite Africa-wide consensus since 2003 that spending must be raised to ten per cent. [1]

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Stop the prosecution of human rights defenders in Honduras

Stop the prosecution of human rights defenders in Honduras

On September 12, Berta Caceres, Tomás Gomez, and Aureliano Molina, leaders of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) must appear in court.

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Europeans forced to drive with more rainforest-destroying biofuels

Europeans forced to drive with more rainforest-destroying biofuels

Friends of the Earth Europe comes with new figures on the eve of a crucial vote in the European Parliament on biofuels policy.

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Friends of the Earth Africa: Africa is Sovereign and will not be Re-colonized!

An Open Letter from Friends of the Earth Africa, signed by many NGO's and other groups from Africa and other parts of the World, which is being handed over to several Danish Embassies all over Africa.

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Friends of the Earth Australia calls for transparency on climate aid and recognition of customary land rights in Indonesia

Friends of the Earth Australia has called on the Australian government to initiate an open review of its failed experiment in climate aid in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, citing a lack of transparency and a lack of effective engagement with issues surrounding customary forest rights as key failings of the government’s approach.

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Activist Murdered as 10th National Meeting Against Dams and for Rivers Kicks Off

Thirty year old Noé Vazquez Ortiz was stoned to death while preparing for the opening ceremony of the 10th meeting of the Mexican Movement of People Affected by Dams and For Rivers (MAPDER) on Friday, August 2, in Veracruz, Mexico.

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