Widespread Arrests of Civil Liberties Activists and Lawyers in India

From the Human Rights Law Network   On June 6, the Pune Police arrested Adv Surendra Gadling, General Secretary Indian Association of People’s Lawyers from Nagpur, conducted raid on the house of Prof Shoma Sen, Head of Department… Read More

India: Plantations Uproot Women From Customary Forests

India’s programme to compensate for the destruction of forests for development projects is routinely setting up monoculture tree plantations on community commons. Women, who are mostly affected, are at the centre of its resistance. Woman collecting siali leafs…. Read More

Forest Activists Celebrate Collapse of WTO and EU-Mercosur Negotiations

15 Dec, Buenos Aires: The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) [1] celebrated the failure of two key trade negotiations, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, to reach a successful conclusion during negotiations in Argentina [2]…. Read More

Protests in India Aim to ‘Prevent Suicide of Farmers Who Feed the Nation’

As India celebrated it’s 71st year of independence from British colonization yesterday, August 15th, farmers continued to stage their 100 day protest against farmer suicides, demanding a complete waiver of loans and increase in crop prices. On India’s… Read More