LASC Conference - From Colombia to Ireland: The dire consequences of unsustainable natural resource governance
Date: 14 November @ 6pm
Venue: Wynns Hotel , Lower Abbey Street
Argemiro Bailarín, Colombian Indigenous Leader
Richard Boyd Barrett, Dún Laoghaire TD
Danilo Rueda, Colombian Human Rights Defender
Louise Winstanley, Programme and Advocacy manager ABColombia
Maura Harrington, Rossport Activist
Letter in Irish Times on 25/07/2012 by Fergal Anderson, Member of the Irish working group on Food Sovereignty
Sir, – Dick Ahlstrom’s article “Ireland could lose out by rejecting GM” (Home News, July 19th) on a talk by Jack Bobo, Hillary Clinton’s biotechnology adviser, in University College Dublin, provided a great deal of misleading information about the debate on GM crops.
Mr Bobo is correct in his assertion that Ireland, like the rest of Europe, imports huge amounts of mixed animal feeds which include GM crops. These crops come with environmental and social costs (deforestation, soil exhaustion, excessive chemical use) which are not reflected in their price.
Saturday 28 July, 2 p.m.
Speakers: Cllr Cieran Perry; Pepe Gutiérrez (the Latin American experience); Cllr Anna Quigley.
Chairperson: Tom Redmond.
▸James Connolly House (43 East Essex Street)
The colonized are now the colonizers - Irish companies involved in large scale land acquisitions overseas
***Groups across Ireland organize activities to mark 17th April, International Day of Peasant Struggle of Via Campesina
***Irish company involved in landgrabbing
***30,000 hectares of publicly owned land now privatized in Serbia by Irish investors
Over the last ten years foreign governments and private firms have been increasingly investing and acquiring large surfaces of fertile land in other countries - especially in Africa and Asia - but also in Latin America and in Eastern Europe, for the purpose of agricultural production and export.
- Public Talk
Venue: 76 Prospect Hill Galway One World Centre
Date: Wednesday, 18th April
Speaker : Becca Mohally from Center of Development in Central America Nicaragua
- Film screening "Via Campesina" & Talk on Food Sovereignty
Venue: John Huston School of film NUIG
Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin
Date: Friday, March 30th
Time: 11.15am - 5.30pm
The 'Anglo: Not Our Debt' Campaign, which includes a wide range of community, global justice and other organisations, will hold a public meeting & press conference.
The meeting will be followed by an event at 12.30pm outside the Department of Finance Upper Merrion St, where the campaigners will hand in nearly 7,000 signatures supporting a write down of the Anglo debt, addressed to the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D.
As International Women's Day approaches, we are sending you a call to action from women in Ireland to support us in our campaign to stop the payment of unjust debts on zombie Anglo Irish Bank.
This video tells the story of the Anglo illegitimate debt and of how unjust debts are damaging our lives and the lives of women everywhere.
Please support the film's call from the women in Kilbarack community, Dublin. In Kilbarack, women are losing vital community projects, health and education services, and services to elderly and disabled women.
Allowing such injustice against the women of Kilbarack is an injustice against women living under unjust debts everywhere.
Stop the Anglo Payments!
Venue: Harbour Hotel, Galway
Date: Tuesday 21st February
Time: 7pm - 9:30pm
By 2031, people in Ireland will have repaid at least €47 billion on a debt for which we have no responsibility.
That is over 2.6 billion from the people of Galway alone. New charges and cuts to schools, health care, education, provision for special needs and a whole range of vital social protection measures are being forced on us in order to pay for these illegitimate debts.
The meeting will be followed by a weekend of skills-building workshops.