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.
World Water Forum Attendance Reportedly Down as Activists Ramp Up Preparations for Alternative Forum
The World Water Forum (WWF) and the Alternative World Forum (in French: Forum Alternatif Mondial de l'Eau -FAME-) are going to take place from the 12th March in Marseille, France. Governments, organizations and civil society will gather to discuss, reflect on, and take important decisions about the future water.
The World Water Forum (WWF) is organised every three years since 1997, when the first World Water Forum was convened for three days in Marrakech, Morocco. In the following editions of the Forum (The Hague in 2000, Kyoto in 2003, Mexico in 2006), the WWF came under heavy criticism by civil society organisations for its pro-big business bias and its weak legitimacy.
Hundreds join in 800-kilometer march to demand the government declare access to clean water a human right.
Several hundred protesters marched 800 kilometers (500 miles) to Lima from the northern highland city of Cajamarca, the center of unrest over a contentious mining project, to demand that the government guarantee access to clean and safe water for the country's citizens.
- 5.1 - Latin America Week
- 5.2 - Blue October/ Octubre Azul Campaign
5.1 Latin America Week (LAW) is a range of conferences, meetings, workshops and cultural events around Ireland, focusing on different issues each year. An annual programme of educational, cultural and campaigning events on issues relating to human, social and economic rights in Latin America.
- 4.1 - Our Vision
- 4.2 - Water as a Human Right
- 4.3 - Threats to the Right to Water
- 4.4 - What LASC Promotes
- 4.5 - References
- 4.6 - Progressio Comments on LASC Policy
4.1 Our Vision
LASC believes in a Latin America and an Ireland based on equality, social justice and an equal expression of cultural, social, political and economic rights for all human beings.