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Veolia in Asia-Pacific: five reasons why you should challenge Veolia

As the 7th World Water Forum kicks off in Daegu, South Korea, civil society organizations and international allies have gathered in the city for an Alternative Forum-Water for All in Korea on April 13-14.

The French multinational water giant,Veolia Environnement is seeking to grow its business in the country through a potential contract in Daegu. Focus on the Global South has put together a primer- Veolia in Asia-Pacific: five reasons why you should challenge Veolia

Latest issue of Mausam, the magazine from India Climate Justice

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This latest issue of Mausam includes fresh reports from how communities on the ground are battling the harsh realities of a climate-changed world—the aftermath of the 2013 Uttarakhand disaster, the testimonies of climate oustees from the Sunderbans—as well as more analytical pieces on India’s environmental and climate policies, the latest analysis of international climate negotiations, and an assortment of science and hard news.

Life at Hacienda Luisita for New Farmer-Beneficiaries

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While it is true that CARP/ER has loopholes that have been creating problems for the law’s implementation and allowed landowners to escape its provisions, the social justice program has also paved the way for reversing the impoverished plight and powerlessness of farmers and their communities. Though stories of farmer-beneficiaries still await successful endings, those that have been given entitlements to the lands they have long worked on have gotten a new lease on life and a better future to look forward to.

Behind the climate negotiating text for COP21

The future lies in the past. What has happened will determine what will come. The idea that we can change everything and save the world at the last minute is exciting in movies but it does not work in real life. It particularly applies when we speak about issues like climate change where the consequences of what we did in the past century are just beginning to manifest.

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The Impasse on Progressive Action to Address Climate Change: A Southern Perspective from People’s Movements

24 February 2015 

Last week in New Delhi, we participated in an interactive session to discuss recent international climate negotiations and talks, as well as to gather perspectives from activists on their analysis and approach towards overcome challenges in grounding the climate crisis and its alternatives within issues confronting common people. 

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Letter protesting murder of land rights activist in Southern Thailand

16th February 2015 

 

Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister Office

Government House, 1 Pissanulok Road

Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand

 

Subject: Murder of Mr. Chai Bunthonglek in Klong Sai Pattana, Suranthhani Province, Thailand

His Excellency General Prayuth Cha-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand

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