- Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 13:18
Statement of Climate Justice Now! on the COP 15
Corrupt Copenhagen ‘accord’ exposes gulf between peoples demands and elite interests
The highly anticipated UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen ended with a fraudulent agreement, engineered by the United States and dropped into the conference at the last moment. The "agreement" was not adopted. Instead, it was "noted" in an absurd parliamentary invention designed to accommodate the United States and permit Ban Ki-moon to utter the ridiculous pronouncement "We have a deal."
- Published on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:03
The recent tragedy in Haiti shocked the people of the world for its destructive impact, the environmental and social consequences, and especially for the loss of human lives. Unfortunately, natural disasters are not new in that Caribbean country, which was impacted in 2008 by hurricanes Hanna and Ike.
- Published on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 06:33
Yes Iderle and I are alive. I was in Papaye at the time of the disaster. I was giving a training session. I was left without any means of communication. But for the last three days we have had some access to communication and we are starting to get some information. We will keep you informed as time goes on.
The situation is terrible in Port-au-Prince. We are now talking about 100 to 200 000 casualties. The city is practically destroyed. The offices of MPP and MPNKP in Port-au-Prince with their equipment have disappeared. The office in Tèt Kole has not been damaged. Many members of La Via Campesina have lost their house and all their possessions. They have also lost members of their family.
- Published on Monday, 18 January 2010 10:04
by Iderle Brenus, Via Campesina Caribean