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On 17th April each year, we mark the International Day of Peasant Struggles, to remember 19 landless farm workers killed by Brazil’s military police in 1996, for defending their right to settle on unused land. In 2023, now 27 years on from the Eldorado do Carajás massacre, the repression of rural workers, along with peasants,…

We don’t have to create another example in Africa of extractive industries causing conflicts and social instability Cabo Delgado, the northernmost province of Mozambique, is suffering. The invasion of the transnational gas industry, attacks by extremist groups and military deployment from a government that seems to hate its people, are all creating a frightening breeding…

Outcomes of the ‘lobby tour’ organised in Europe showcase the need for a Binding Treaty to stop corporate human rights abuses Mozambique is rapidly becoming one of the Liquified natural gas (LNG) giants of the world. With little international media coverage, oil and gas monsters such as Exxon, Eni, Chevron, Shell and BP are rubbing…

Mozambique Internationalist solidarity with people facing dirty energy projects in Mozambique HomeSearch results for 'oil and gas giants' The gas industry is ravaging Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique, fuelling human rights abuses, poverty, corruption, violence and social injustice. We stand in solidarity with communities in Cabo Delgado who have been displaced by dirty energy projects…

In Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, thousands of people are being forced from their land to make way for gas exploration by fossil fuel giants Shell, Eni, Exxonmobil, Anadarko, Total and others. Not only do gas, oil and coal contribute to climate change, they bring poverty, conflict, debt and pollution, especially in Africa. We must resist, confront, educate,…

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LAGOS, NIGERIA, 9 NOVEMBER 2015 – Led by Nigerian activists, social justice campaigners from around the world will commemorate on 10 November the 20th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and eight more Ogonis at the hands of the Nigerian dictatorship of Sani Abacha. Known around the world for his struggle with oil…

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ATLANTA, USA, October 2, 2015 — Trade ministers from 12 countries negotiating the gigantic ‘Trans Pacific Partnership’, which will set the economic rules for 40 percent of the world economy, are concluding today a secret meeting to finalise this trade deal which threatens global sustainable development. Last week, global leaders from around the world committed…