Posted on 29 December 2010 by editor
There could be 100 million climate refugees in the next five to seven years, warns Leonardo Boff. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS
Daniela Pastrana interviews LEONARDO BOFF, Brazilian writer and theologian*
MEXICO CITY, Dec 28, 2010 (TierramÃ©rica) – “The market is not going to resolve the environmental crisis,” says theologian and environmentalist Leonardo Boff, professor at Brazil’s State University of Rio de Janeiro. The solution, he says, lies in ethics and in changing our relationship with nature.
Posted on 27 December 2010 by editor
Market in Espinal where the tÃºmin community currency is used. Credit:Courtesy of Intercultural University of Veracruz
By Emilio Godoy
MEXICO CITY, Dec 21, 2010 (IPS) – TÃºmin, which means “money” in the Totonaca indigenous language, is a community currency now circulating among 80 vendors selling their products at an alternative market in the town of Espinal, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz.
Posted on 25 December 2010 by editor
Credit: IPS TerraViva
NEW YORK, 29 dÃ©cembre (IPS) – Alors que lâannÃ©e 2010 touche Ã sa fin, les Ãtats-Unis et les Nations Unies ont tendu la main Ã l’un des groupes les plus marginalisÃ©s du monde : les peuples indigÃ¨nes ou autochtones. Continue Reading
Posted on 25 December 2010 by editor
Greve Geral. CrÃ©dito: Cortesia UGT web
Mario de Queiroz
Lisboa, Portugal, Nov 10, (IPS TerraViva) – O protesto sindical que percorre a Europa chegou ontem a Portugal, na segunda greve geral em 22 anos, em um paÃs com as duas grandes centrais de trabalhadores separadas entre comunistas e socialistas, por suas orientaÃ§Ãµes polÃticas irreconciliÃ¡veis. Continue Reading
Posted on 21 December 2010 by editor
Workers at the gates of Ferrominera demand the release of RubÃ©n GonzÃ¡lez. Credit:Courtesy of Radar de los Barrios
By Humberto MÃ¡rquez
CARACAS, Dec 14, 2010 (IPS) – RubÃ©n GonzÃ¡lez, a 51-year-old welder who is the secretary general of the Sintraferrominera ironworkers union, has spent over a year in prison in Venezuela for leading a strike by hundreds of workers outside the San Isidro mine in Ciudad Piar, 550 kilometres southeast of the capital.
Posted on 11 December 2010 by editor
Indigenous rights protestors bundled away from negotiations by police. Credit:Nastasya Tay/IPS
By Stephen Leahy*
CANCÃN, Mexico, Dec 11, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – If success is measured by delaying difficult decisions, then the CancÃºn climate meeting succeeded by deferring crucial issues over financing and new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the next Conference of the Parties meeting a year from now in Durban, South Africa.
Posted on 08 December 2010 by editor
Via Campesina march. Credit:Diana Cariboni/IPS
By Diana Cariboni *
CANCÃN, MÃ©xico, Dec 8, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva**) – The short-cuts that the United Nations system is offering companies to profit from strategies against global warming were the target of loud protests on the Day of Action for Climate Justice.
Posted on 18 November 2010 by editor
Los comercios minoristas florecen en contextos carenciados. CrÃ©dito: Ranjit Devraj/IPS TerraViva
Por Ranjit Devraj
NUEVA DELHI, 20 dic (IPS) – Las firmas trasnacionales que impulsan el acuerdo de libre comercio entre la UniÃ³n Europea e India prometen a los consumidores una “experiencia nueva y dinÃ¡mica”, sin importarles quÃ© ocurrirÃ¡ con las tiendas familiares del paÃs asiÃ¡tico y con sus 40 millones de empleados. Continue Reading
Posted on 16 November 2010 by editor
Por William Fisher
NUEVA YORK, dic (IPS) – Yemen usÃ³ ayuda militar “antiterrorista” de Estados Unidos para combatir a su insurgencia interna, atacando particularmente a civiles, segÃºn la organizaciÃ³n Human Rights Watch (HRW), que se basÃ³ en datos confidenciales filtrados al sitio web Wikileaks. Continue Reading
Posted on 15 November 2010 by editor
MarÃa PÃa Matta. Credit: Courtesy of Mujeres en ConexiÃ³n.
Marcela Valente interviews MARÃA PÃA MATTA, new president of AMARC
LA PLATA, Argentina, Nov 15, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Chilean journalist MarÃa PÃa Matta, a feminist and staunch believer that communication is a universal right based on freedom of expression, is the new president of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC).