Farmers groups and advocates nix ’climate smart agriculture’

Wednesday 8 February 2012Date of the activity: 2 December 2011 Venue: Durban, South Africa Organizer/s: Pesticide Action Network Asia-Pacific (PANAP), Peoples’ Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), SIBAT (Wellspring of Science and Technology), IBON International, People’s Movement on Climate Change (PMCC) The World Bank’s ‘triple win’ solutions of ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ drew heavy flak at a side event organized yesterday by PANAP, PCFS, SIBAT, IBON International and the Peoples’ Movement on Climate Change at the (...) Read more >>

Human rights is key in ensuring development effectiveness in climate financing

Wednesday 8 February 2012Date of Activity: 3 December 2011 Venue: Durban, South Africa Organizer/s: IBON International, Peoples’ Movement on Climate Change (PMCC), Reality of Aid, Peoples Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PAN AP), VOICE, Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network (APIYN), Coastal Development Partnership (CDP) At a UNFCCC side event titled ‘Improving Development Effectiveness in Climate Financing: Challenges and Opportunities” held last December 3, 2011 in (...) Read more >>

Stronger CSO voices, country ownership stressed in PCFS mini-debate on governance in agriculture

Wednesday 8 February 2012Date of Activity: 30 November 2011 Venue: Busan, South Korea Organizer/s: People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD), BetterAid Coalition Last November 30, the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty in partnership with the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD) and BetterAid Coalition held a mini-debate on governance in agriculture that stressed the need for country level ownership and greater CSO participation using a (...) Read more >>

Permanent People’s Tribunal: Six largest agrochemical TNCs to stand trial for human rights violations

Wednesday 8 February 2012Date of Activity: 3-6 December 2011 Venue: India Organizer/s: PAN International Giants of the pesticide and biotechnology industry will stand trial for human rights violations in a landmark Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) to be held in India on December 3 to 6, Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) announced today. Organised by PAN International, the PPT Session on Agrochemical Transnational Corporations (TNCs) will hear cases of violations to the right to life, (...) Read more >>

HK OFWs celebrate victories of progressive movement

Wednesday 8 February 2012Venue: Hong Kong Organizer/s: UNIFIL-Migrante-HK With clenched fists and high hopes of meaningful social changes brought by militant struggles of the exploited and oppressed Filipino people including overseas Filipino workers, the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK) concluded its 12th Congress attended by more than 300 members and friends of the alliance. Read more >>

The Durban Package: escape hatches, empty shells, and a death notice to equity

Wednesday 8 February 2012Date: 21 December 2011 Author/s: IBON International Keywords: climate change, Kyoto Protocol, Durban The next ten years could decide whether the world’s fight against climate change is lost or won. The Durban Package – the set of decisions agreed to in the summit – amounts to more heavy lifting for the South, less obligations for the North, and little help for the poor. Worse still, it means that the present decade will be a decade of zero progress in curbing global emissions, and one where (...) Read more >>

Civil Society Workshop on Alternatives and People’s Struggles for Sustainability: Intensifying People’s Struggles in Defense of the Commons

Wednesday 8 February 2012Date of Activity: 25 January 2012 Venue: Porto Alegre, Brazil Organizer/s: IBON International, ABONG, People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty On January 25, around 62 participants from various civil society organizations and social movements from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, and Europe participated in a self-organized side event in Porto Alegre entitled "Civil Society Workshop on Alternatives and Peoples Struggles for Sustainability". This activity was (...) Read more >>

BetterAid Statement on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

Wednesday 8 February 2012Date: 1 December 2011 Type: Statement Keyword/s: Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, Busan Partnership, South-South Cooperation, Istanbul Principles Civil society have come together as a unified community and participated constructively in the processes leading to Busan, the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4), including the final negotiations. We join other development actors in welcoming the Busan partnership agreement on an inclusive new global partnership. (...) Read more >>

Plight of Rural Dalit Women in India: A Sociological Analysis

Thursday 2 February 2012

Dalits (the most oppressed and lower caste segment of Indian society) are one of the most unfortunate groups in India which suffer from numerous kinds of exploitative and oppressive practices of Indian society. Hinduism has degraded them beyond imagination. Psychological, social and cultural proscription have unleashed tremendous amount of miseries and hardships to them. The term Dalit is chiefly used for those who are ex-untouchables in Indian (mainly Hindu) society, and are extremely poor, landless, illiterate and exploited.

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Working class Struggles

Thursday 2 February 2012

In a major outbreak of industrial violence following the death of a trade union leader, a top fficial of a ceramic company in Yanam, a small enclave of Puducherry in Andhra Pradesh, was killed by workers at his residence here on Friday.

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