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From rhetoric to action! Bern conference demands action on indigenous and community land rights

21 Oct, 2015

By Andrey Laletin An international conference, ‘From Rhetoric to Action: Scaling up Community and Indigenous Peoples’ Land and Resource Rights’, was organised in Bern, Switzerland, 30 September-1 October 2015. It was co-organised by Rights and Resources Initiative, International Land Coalition, Oxfam and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, and there were more than 150 participants from many countries. This is the second such conference. In 2013, almost 200 participants came together in the town of Interlaken, Switzerland to devise strategies to strengthen collective …

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When Hope Avenges Mistrust

8 May, 2015

By: Miguel Lovera Ever since I read the masterpiece by Jan Ziegler “La Suisse Lave Plus Blanc” (“Swiss Whitewash”) in the early ‘90’s, I started to suspect that there was…

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Appeal: Freedom to Evgeny Vitishko!

22 Apr, 2015

APPEAL We, the undersigned non-governmental not-for-profit organizations, work to protect and promote universal rights to freedom and to a healthy environment and to protect individuals who defend these rights. Therefore,…

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Bioenergy and Forests

15 Apr, 2015

This editorial is part of Forest Cover issue nº47. If you want to read or download the rest of the articles please go to By Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch, USA…

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