The OAS: The region's most respected human rights body, calls on the Guatemalan government and Goldcorp to halt gold mining
By Leonor Hurtado
On May 23, 2010 The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an independent body of the Organization of American States (OAS) called on the government of Guatemala to suspend mining activity at Goldcorp’s Marlin mine and protect the health of the surrounding indigenous communities due to human rights violations and health impacts of the Marlin mine in the western highlands of Guatemala.
May 20, 2010
Please join with La Via Campesina, FIAN, Land Research Action Network, GRAIN, and Food First in protecting the right of each nation to determine their own land use.
STOP LAND GRABBING NOW!!
Say NO to the principles of “responsible” agro-enterprise investment promoted by the World Bank
The 20 countries being targeted for land grabs include Benin, DRC, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Pakistan, Ukraine, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru.
Urgent Action is needed to prevent more deaths in Haiti.
Nov 28, 2009
Today, heavily armed members of the national police, military and criminal investigation units under the coup regime raided the Honduran farm organization COMAL (Alternative Community Marketing Network) in Siguatepeque, in Comayagua. COMAL is a coalition of 42 small-scale farming and women's organizations from throughout Honduras.
Are you concerned about where your food comes from? Do you care about the working conditions of farmers and food workers? Is it inconvenient to get to the store? Do you have access to fresh produce in your neighborhood? Are you concerned about meat and poultry packing conditions that threaten your health and that of the workers? Are you worried that corporate giants like Monsanto control a large share of our seed supply?
Policies and actions to eradicate hunger and malnutrition
A billion people are hungry and the number increases. Women are especially hard hit. There is an urgent need for shift in policies and actions.