Argentina

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,…

Argentina: IMF and injustices with retirees and pensioners

In 2012, the IMF published the “Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR)”, and in chapter 4, it warned about the financial impact of longevity risk. The IMF stated in the document: “The financial implications of people living longer than expected (so-called…

The conquest of America: the situation of the indigenous today

The creation of nation states in America went hand in hand with the creation of “normal schools” whose educational objective was to homogenise the population on the basis of a single culture, European culture. From there, the prevailing narrative was…

Demands for freedom for political prisoners continue in Jujuy, Argentina

Milagro Sala was arrested on 16 January 2016 on the orders of Governor Gerardo Morales. On that day, a web of legal cases was unleashed to sustain her illegal imprisonment, for an indefinite period of time. The persecution was extended…

Pepe

Cupressus pyramidal stricta is the scientific name, I still remember it, by which the cemetery cypress, which is as tall as it is narrow, is known. The story goes that it is planted in cemeteries so that its roots can…

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