- Published on Tuesday, 20 March 2007 21:39
Bangkok Post, 18 March 2007
Women delegates from all continents at the World Forum on Food Sovereignty renewed their commitment to self reliance in food and social justice, writes SUPARA JANCHITFAH
This open-air auditorium served as the venue for delegates from 98 countries to exchange their ideas and formulate their action plans to fight for food sovereignty.
- Published on Tuesday, 20 March 2007 21:28
Bangkok Post - 18 March 2007
The Nyeleni 2007 Forum for Food Sovereignty in Mali was not your usual global conference of diplomats and policy makers; the six-day programme initiated by and for the underprivileged worldwide was marked by a spirit of international solidarity, writes SUPARA JANCHITFAH.
In Mali, the fish are caught by small scale fishermen for consumption by people in their own areas. — Photos by SUPARA JANCHITFAH
- Published on Friday, 16 March 2007 02:32
Today, March 15th, Jesús Emiliano García, member of the Frente Democrático Campesino de Chihuahua (FDC), was released at about 1 a.m., after been jailed at the State Penitentiary (CERESO) of Chihuahua since March 9 accused of “sabotage.”
The decree of release by the Federal Judge of the 10th was issued at about 10 p.m., on March 14th. Besides the arrest of Jesús Emiliano García, other warrants of arrest were issued against four more leaders of the FDC; Rogelio Ruelas, Francisco Escalante, Javier Castillo, and Víctor Quintana.
- Published on Tuesday, 13 March 2007 23:58
Recent studies about the impacts caused by fossil fuels contributed in highlighting the theme of bioenergy . The energy matrix is composed of petroleum (35%), coal (23%) and natural gas (21%).On their own, the ten richest countries consume 80% of the energy produced in the world. Amongst these, the USA is responsible for 25% of pollution to the atmosphere. Analysts estimate that within 25 years, the world demand for petroleum, natural gas and coal may have an increase of 80%.
The acceleration of global warming is a fact that places in risk life on the planet. It is necessary, however, to demystify the principal solution presented at the moment and spread through propaganda about the supposed benefits of biofuels. The idea of "renewable" energy must be dismissed from a viewpoint that takes into account the negative effects of these sources.