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Global Coalition of NGOs Calls for Investigation Into Murder of Activist Involved in Palm Oil Case in Guatemala

November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015 — A coalition of international NGOs delivered an open letter today to Guatemala’s Attorney General, Thelma Aldana, and Interior Minister Eunice Mendizábal, calling on the Guatemalan government to conduct an immediate investigation into the murder of environmental activist Rigoberto Lima Choc. The petition— a joint action by Friends of the Earth, ActionAid USA and GHRC— was signed by 49,314 individuals from several different countries. 

The petition was presented alongside the Network of Communities Affected by Palm Oil and accompanying organizations, who have publicly denounced the attack and the negative impact of oil palm in communities in Guatemala. 

Action Alert: Please Help Support Ethiopian Food & Land Rights Activists

November 30, 2015

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Three Ethiopian food security and indigenous rights activists are facing trial after trying to attend a workshop on food security in Kenya. The move is part of the Ethiopian government's effort to silence critical voices using a draconian counterterrorism law.

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November 30, 2015

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Stop Veolia Seattle Zine

November 23, 2015

Reosted from Stop Veolia Seattle

Originally released on November 14, 2015

At the heart of this Zine is the defining and redefining of solidarity. We understand Veolia as a microcosm for tracing the intersections of our struggles locally and globally, for the potential and the need for solidarity and for what that community of joint-struggle might look like. 

International Civil Society Call to Address Inequalities and Social Justice in Climate Policy

November 19, 2015

Reposted from Initiative for Equality

Socioeconomic inequality is an integral part of the climate crisis, and must be addressed.

Climate change disproportionately impacts poor and marginalized people and communities, who suffer climate impacts more severely, do not have the resources to respond or adapt, and lack the resources and influence to demand necessary changes. Climate change particularly impacts women and girls. Climate change is also a factor in the migration crisis. Climate change hurts the poor or marginalized more than the rich, compounding existing inequalities.

Dangers of the Gates Foundation: Displacing Seeds and Farmers

November 18, 2015
From a presentation by Mariam Mayet

Edited by Simone Adler


Photo courtesy of Mariam Mayet. 

Mariam is the founder and director of the African Centre for Biodiversity in South Africa.

This is the first in a two-part article with Mariam Mayet. Please check back later in this series for further discussion on how the African Centre for Biodiversity is fighting back effectively to keep seeds in the hands of farmers and out of the multinational corporations’.


Our farmer-managed seed systems in Africa are being criminalized and displaced by a very aggressive green revolution project of corporate occupation by big multinational companies. This violent agrarian transformation is facing profound objection. African farmer organizations are outraged because decisions have been made and imposed on us in a very patronizing, patriarchal way, as if the agrarian vision and solution has been designed for us.

Human Rights Activist, Baxter Jones, on hunger strike since September 13, 2015

November 17, 2015

Shedding light on injustices to vulnerable citizens who are not protected

Contact: Kim Hunter 313-287-2992

DETROIT – Disabled teacher, Baxter Jones has jumped through “hoops of fire” with federal housing authorities to keep his home from foreclosure; but the quasi-governmental agency Fannie Mae sold the house out from under him despite a judge’s request. After 9 years of payments and 4 years of legal wrangling, he has resorted to a hunger strike to shine a light on the injustice of his home being taken from him.

National Day of Protest in Honduras

November 16, 2015

Reosted from

Originally released on November 6, 2015

On Wednesday, November 4th, social movements and organizations around the country organized protests, blocked off roads, and occupied public universities. Below is a communique (first in English and then Spanish) signed by 52 organizations that outlines why the National Day of Protest was organized and what the movements are demanding. Throughout the communique, I have posted pictures of the protests.