GENEVA June 27 2014: Friends of the Earth International and other social movements celebrate a great and long awaited victory that challenges corporate power and starts responding to environmental defenders demands. The time had finally come to move forward from voluntary guidelines for business on human rights to a legal framework to bring transnational corporations…

GENEVA (SWITZERLAND) 10 June 2014 – Defenders of the environment often face terrible consequences for their actions, suffering rights violations and violence, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth International to be released on June 26, during the 26th Session of the U.N. Human Rights Council on June 10-27. [1] “A new…

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, March 20, 2014 – The environmental federation Friends of the Earth International announced its support today for a campaign exposing the discriminatory practices of Israeli state water company Mekorot in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. [1] A ‘Week of Action Against Mekorot’ co-organised by PENGON / Friends of the Earth Palestine and other…

BALI (INDONESIA), December 2, 2013 – On the eve of a key World Trade Organization meeting in Bali [1], Friends of the Earth International launched a new report exposing how trade and investment strategies, including WTO negotiations, act as economic drivers of water financialization. [2] The report, “Economic Drivers of Water Financialization” [3] includes 12…

In the early hours of 23rd January 2013, the Israeli army arrested Hassan Yasser Karajeh, a 29 years old Palestinian youth activist in the Stop the Wall Campaign, violently breaking into his home in the West Bank village of Safa, west of Ramallah. He has been detained since. The arrest comes as Palestinian popular resistance…

Interview with Sahar Francis, chair of Addameer, one of the Palestinian organizations recently raided by the Israeli army There are over 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners. The conditions of their detention are outrageous. They are abused, tortured and have no proper health care. This leads many of them to develop serious illnesses and in some cases…

There are over 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners. The conditions of their detention are outrageous. They are abused, tortured and have no proper health care. This leads many of them to develop serious illnesses and in some cases to their death. This is one of the many denunciations about Palestinian political prisoners by Addameer, one of…

April 30, 2010 — The judges have made their choices for the 2010 Friends of the Earth International photo competition on the theme “Acting in Solidarity and Building Movements for Change.” More than 700 photos were received from 46 countries around the world, from both amateur and professional photographers. The photos were organized into two…

Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) joins its member organisation in Palestine and the Palestinian people to call on the Israeli government to immediately halt the attack on Gaza and the massacre of innocent people. As we write, over 390 Palestinians have been killed and close to 2000 have been wounded, including children and numerous…