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Nigeria: Oil giant Shell criticized over Nigeria pipelines ‘sabotage’ claims

Friends of the Earth International and Amnesty International AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 19 JUNE 2013 – Claims by Shell that sabotage is responsible for most oil spilt in Nigeria have come under fire. A Dutch agency found that the oil giant’s statements were based on disputed evidence and flawed investigations.

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Governments Urged to Limit Weed Killer Found in Humans

WASHINGTON DC / BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) June 17, 2013 – Friends of the Earth International today urged governments around the world to limit the use of the weed killer glyphosate, after laboratory test results released last week showed that people across 18 European countries have traces of the weed killer in their bodies. [1]

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Honduran activist Berta Caceres cleared of “charges” brought against her.

Berta Caceres was accused of illegal possession of a firearm. After an eight hour trial, testimonies by military and police officers, who had conducted a search of her vehicle, were ultimately considered insufficient evidence. Berta, who had been closely monitored and forbidden from leaving the country, has been cleared of all charges and has had her rights to free travel restored.

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Warning sounded ahead of EU-US trade negotiations

Friends of the Earth Europe: Concerns about possible negative effects of an EU and US trade agreement are the subject of a letter sent to European Trade ministers today.

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Friends of the Earth International demands the annulment of legal proceedings against Berta Caceres and the Honduras Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations (COPINH)

Berta Caceres, a community organiser from Honduras, has been summoned to court to face fradulent charges for posession of an illegal weapon. She is the latest target of the Honduran government's attempts to criminalize legitimate dissent. She has been helping communities to peacefully mobilize to defend their lands. The letter below, from the executive committee of Friends of the Earth International, calls for the immediate annulment of all proceedings against Berta Cáceres and insists that the Honduran government fulfill its responsibilities under national and international law to protect the rights and security of activists.

Friends of the Earth International demands the annulment of legal proceedings against Berta Caceres and the Honduras Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations (COPINH) - Read More…

El Salvador: Tourism Projects Threaten Mangroves and Communities

SAN SALVADOR (EL SALVADOR), June 5, 2013 – A proposal by the Salvadoran government to develop tourism projects along the country’s coastline threatens mangrove forests and local communities, says Friends of the Earth El Salvador / CESTA and social organizations and communities of Bajo Lempa in El Salvador.

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Free Trade and Investment Agreements Under Fire By Civil Society

WASHINGTON (DC), May 27, 2013 – Immediately following the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations in Lima, Peru [1] Friends of the Earth International announced its support for a statement signed by 130 civil society organisations criticizing the International Investment Agreements.

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UPDATE: Guatemalan human rights defender Rubén Herrera has been released!

Rubén Herrera has been released following a decision by a Guatemalan court. Thousands of people around the world gave their support to a Friends of the Earth International email campaign.

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Everest expedition calls for climate justice from top of the world

The Climbing for Climate Justice Everest expedition – organised by the Save the Himalayas Campaign and Khangri Media, in collaboration with Friends of the Earth Nepal / Pro Public – successfully climbed Mt. Everest on May 20 to demand climate justice from the top of the world.

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Land grabbing in Uganda: Voices from the community

Images and videos capture personal and moving testimonies by people affected by Wilmar's plantations in Kalangala, Uganda.

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