Written by Shanthi Tuesday, 13 November 2012 18:16
On November 7 to November 11, an 85-member International Fact Finding and Environmental Mission to Defend Land and Livelihood against Mining Operations went to the villages of Sagay City in Northern Negros and Hinoba-an and Sipalay in South Negros to investigate and document the impacts of mining activities on the lives of farmers and fisherfolk.
The South team and the North team interviewed key informants, local residents and inspected the mining sites and the affected areas. The IFFEM teams have compiled their findings in a report. The executive summary of the report is available here.
Written by Shanthi Monday, 12 November 2012 17:30
As the International Community gathered to mark the World Food Day last October 16, 2012, the future and destiny of the over 1.2 million Ogoni people hangs in the balance as food crops and fishes do not grow and breed in the air but on land and water which they don’t have any more.
To the Ogoni, a distinct ethnic nationality in the oil rich but impoverished and heavily polluted Niger Delta region of Nigeria, the day was a celebration of what they prefer to call “World Foodless Day” and a day of hunger. Farmers, civil society actors, community leaders, women and youth groups across the six the Kingdoms of Ogoni met at Bori, the traditional Headquarters of the Ogoni people to deliberate on viable options to food sovereignty in a devastated and polluted environment like theirs.
Written by Shanthi Monday, 12 November 2012 10:41
Negros, Philippines - The lead investigators of an 85-member strong International Fact-Finding and Environmental Mission (IFFEM) unveiled its research on the impacts of mining in Negros on local communities and the environment today - Monday, November 12.
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