May Day 2020 in Wallmapu – Updates and Insights from Chile’s Grassroots–With Alejandra Parra

In this MayDay episode of Terra Verde on KPFA, host Gary Graham Hughes interviews Alejandra Parra, a founding member of RADA, a Temuco-based grassroots environmental and community rights organization that works to stop the construction of incinerators. Parra… Read More

California State Legislature Flirtation with Climate Geoengineering Merits Scrutiny

Photo: Biofuelwatch Thanks for your attention to this story linked and pasted below. There is background material available on climate geoengineering on the Hands Off Mother Earth website. Please check out the new updated report on biochar from… Read More

A Discussion on the Realities of COP25

COP25 Was Moved to Spain to Conceal Chilean Government’s Human Rights Violation The Real News Network December 13, 2019 Dimitri Lascaris The United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid, Spain have reached a standstill, with the issues of loss… Read More

COP25: Perpetuating Impunity for Human Rights Violations

Santiago, Chile.  On International Human Rights Day: tear gas canister flies through the air.  A canister like this struck a 15 year old girl in the demonstration and sent her to the hospital for surgery. She was in… Read More

Human Rights in Chile and at Chile-Controlled COP25: Attack children, Medics & Civil Society

Bloody hands of the government hold eyeballs in a Human Rights Day commemoration of the 350+ eyes taken by the Chilean National Police since the uprising in Chile began Note: In a tragic irony, #InternationalHumanRightsDay in Chile yesterday… Read More

KPFK Interviews Alejandra Parra on Chile Protests & Global Environmental Justice

The climate bloc began at the metro stop La Moneda in front of the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores. Photo: Orin Langelle An interview conducted by Terra Verde host Gary Hughes with Alejandra Parra of RADA (The Environmental Rights… Read More

Video: Statement to COP25 from Mapuche & Others in Chile – No market-based “solutions”!

At the Mapuche land take over in the Liempi Colipi Community near Curacautín, Araucanía Region, Chile.  Photo: Langelle Para el video en español: https://globaljusticeecology.org/video-declaracion-a-la-cop25-de-comunidades-en-chile-no-a-las-soluciones-climaticas-naturales/ Over 23-30 November, Global Justice Ecology Project and Biofuelwatch filmed this series of short… Read More

Chilean Social Movements Make Call to International Community To Demand Chile Be Removed From Presidency of COP25

In April 2018, Mapuche Longo (leader) Alberto Curamil [looking back at the courtroom] was arrested on trumped up charges after he successfully stopped two hydro-electric dams. In 2019 he was awarded the coveted Goldman Environmental Prize. As COP25… Read More

The Imperative of a Constitution That Guarantees Human and Environmental Rights

The Imperative of a Constitution That Guarantees Human and Environmental Rights Gary Hughes, Biofuelwatch November 25, 2019 Gary Graham Hughes has extensive experience on human rights and environmental issues throughout the Americas. He received a B.Sc. in Sociology… Read More