Daniel Voskoboynik, a member of the Young Friends of the Earth Europe core team for COP21, debunks the Paris Agreement in this inspiring and reflective article. This blog was originally posted by Daniel here.
This article was written by Maruška Mileta, Zelena akcija/FoE Croatia and YFoEE Steering group member.
Portraying the refugee situation we've witnessed since summer 2015 as a 'migrant crisis' (as is often done by the media and by politicians) is incorrect. It is a humanitarian crisis and a moral crisis for the European Union. Closing borders, racial profiling, deportations and xenophobia are all manifestations of this crisis.
Silje and Ingrid (Young Friends of the Earth Norway and Friends of the Earth Norway) give us an update on developments following the 3 week long actions they were involved in to protect Førde fjord from mining in Norway. They are calling for support to tell Nordic Mining to drop lawsuit against the peaceful activists.
Niall Bakewell from Young Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland tells us about a local struggle in County Antrim, Ireland against oil and gas prospector, Infrastrata who are intending to start drilling in the local drinking water catchment area.
Young Friends of the Earth Europe supports the call for #safepassage for refugees and we will be joining the European march for refugee rights on the 27th of February.
On 27 February 2016 European citizens will come together in cities across the continent to stand up for human rights in Europe.
We are demanding that European authorities and governments take action now to open secure safe passage routes for all those who seek protection.
This is the first installment in a series of articles that Young Friends of the Earth activists are launching which tell the story of our growing movement for social and environmental justice and against dirty energy and corporate power.
Repression seems to be our governments’ increasingly widespread recipe for stopping the peoples’ struggles for justice and basic rights.
YFoEE is collaborating with Caerhys organic farm in Wales to provide an opportunity for young people to engage in a two month agri-activism experience this summer. Read more below to find out more about the farm, the project and how you can apply!
Fed up with the supermarket stranglehold on our food system? Are you active in the fight against the damaging system of corporate-controlled, pesticide-heavy, GM crops – and do you want to push for an alternative?
Meaghan Carmody (Young Friends of the Earth Ireland) shares her personal reflections on the recent YFoEE Food and Agriculture Working Group meeting that was held in Berlin, Germany to coincide with the 'We're Fed up' march - demanding global food and agricultural justice.
Tina Andersen Vågenes from Natur og Ungdom (Young Friends of the Earth Norway) shares their group's story of local fight to save Norwegian fjords from mining waste. The Norwegian government approved the large scale disposal of mining waste in the Førde fjord in May. However, the fight is not over yet.