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File Water injustice in Palestine.pdf
The Occupied Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza Strip) suffer from structural scarcity of water, amongst other forms of scarcity, given an inequitable distribution of resources, where the majority of water resources are concentrated in the hands of Israel, while the Palestinian population endures significant water deficits.
Are European leaders about to give corporations the power to overrule our laws?
Friends of the Earth is opposing the inclusion of the harmful investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in the EU-US trade agreement. We believe such a mechanism would risk seriously deterring governments from introducing regulations that protect people and the environment.
“La Puya”: Second year of peaceful struggle against mining project in Guatemala
March 2nd marked two years since the beginning of the resistance on the border between San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc municipalities, outside Guatemala city, at a place known locally as “La Puya” . Members of various communities and organizations are blocking access to “El Tambor”-Progreso VII, a gold mining project operated by EXMINGUA company with a 25-year concession.
Important victory for Liberian local communities against palm oil expansion
Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf committed to defend the lands of the Joghban Clan, in District Four of Grand Bassa County, against the potential new expansion of company Equatorial Palm Oil.
EU-US trade: secrecy and privileged access
The latest round of trade negotiations between the EU and US on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) end today with public disapproval growing stronger than ever.
Friends of the Earth International calls for solidarity #WithSyria ahead of third anniversary of the conflict
March 15 marks the third anniversary of the Syria crisis. Friends of the Earth International is joining #WithSyria, and with millions of people and other organizations across the globe, to shed light on the desperate situation and urge immediate and unfettered access for humanitarian aid to protect the millions of innocent children and families now under siege. The world can no longer remain indifferent to their plight.
Bold U.N. right to food report 'the only recipe for hunger eradication'
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, March 10, 2014 – Friends of the Earth International commended a groundbreaking report presented today by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food. The report calls for the world’s food systems to be radically and democratically redesigned to ensure the human right to adequate food and freedom from hunger. [1]
Russian Socio-Ecological Union demands the abolishment of the unreasonable sentence of Evgeny Vitishko and an end to persecution of environmental activists in the North Caucasus
On February 12, 2014 a verdict against a well known environmental activist Evgeny Vitishko entered into force. Evgeny is a member of the Board of Environmental Watch on North Caucasus (Ecovachta)- member organization of the Russian Socio-Ecological Union (RSEU). We believe that this is a glaring case of an activist being persecuted for his environmental activities. Also, in Russia, and in particular in Sochi, persecution of environmental activists who oppose the destruction of nature in connection with the 2014 Winter Olympics continues.
Milieudefensie / FoE Netherlands: Harmful shale gas deal between Shell and Yanukovych must be halted
AMSTERDAM, 25 February 2014 – Milieudefensie / Friends of the Earth Netherlands calls on Shell to break off a shale gas deal with Ukraine because of environmental damage and strong suspicions of corruption.
Friends of the Earth Europe - Ukraine: violence must end
The violence must end in Ukraine. Friends of the Earth Europe expresses its solidarity with our colleagues in Ukraine and all the victims of violence.
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