Argentina

A national campaign in defence of water

Fifty social and environmental organisations are promoting a campaign for the care of and access to water as a human right. They question the activities that pollute it and propose the democratisation of the commons. Lake Colhue Huapi covered 53,000…

Eviction order against Lof Quemquemtreu still pending

One month after the murder of Elías Garay, the Río Negro judiciary ordered the eviction of the Mapuche community in Cuesta del Ternero. The defence lawyer for the lof considered the ruling a “clear act of racism”, but her request…

Mar del Plata free of oil companies

Tuesday, January 4, downtown Mar del Plata. While thousands of tourists are enjoying the sunny afternoon, thousands of local residents are demonstrating next to the local casino and the most popular beaches of the city. It is a peaceful but…

Argentina. Call for a new murder of Mapuche community member

This Sunday 21st, two men “of large size”, entered the territory of the lof Quemquemtrew in Cuesta del Ternero, Rio Negro. When asked by the community to explain their presence in the area, they reacted violently by firing their firearms,…

Mapuche Tehuelche Parliament in Cuesta del Ternero. Communiqué

From 5 to 7 November, Mapuche Tehuelche communities met in El Bolsón, Río Negro, to discuss the various situations they are experiencing in their process of territorial recovery. Below is the communiqué they produced, including a statement of the conflicts…

The human right to a healthy, unpolluted environment

In a context of climate crisis, the United Nations Human Rights Council declared that a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right. Socio-environmental assemblies and indigenous peoples in Argentina denounce extractivism as the epicentre of rights violations. The…

Approved in Brazil, Argentinean GM wheat advances: warnings and rejections of an unprecedented experiment in the world

The Brazilian biosafety agency has approved the purchase of GM wheat produced in Argentina by the company Bioceres, the last step needed to authorise its commercialisation. The company had already reported that it had planted 55,000 hectares of this variety…

Renewable energies and “green hydrogen”: A new face of destruction?

The Argentine government announced an investment of 8.4 billion dollars by the Australian multinational Fortescue to produce “green hydrogen”. The World Rainforest Movement questions the industrial scale of the so-called “energy transition” and claims that mega-projects negatively impact local populations.…

Front-of-pack food labeling: the origin of a social movement with the name of a woman

The 26th of October will be remembered as the day when front-of-package food labelling finally became law to achieve something that seemed utopian: that people know what they are consuming, and decide about it. The most named and praised person…

Argentina: Rights, foreign debt and a colonised judiciary

Law has served to create civilisations and also to colonise and subjugate peoples. By Miguel Julio Rodríguez Villafañe Likewise, we must bear in mind, as essential and fundamental, that the basic right of our people is nourished by human rights,…

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