Firstly, we would like to thank all of you who supported our recent fundraiser . We didn't get a full house but what we received will help pay off some debts. Unfortunately the screenings coincided with one of the nicest days, so far this year. We would also like to thank all of you who support us with donations throughout the year and who come along to our shows. For details of next two screenings read on.
Stakeholders accuse the Government of double standards on the Climate Bill
Stop Climate Chaos, a coalition of environmental, development and faith-based organisations, has today said the Government is operating double standards when it comes to the draft climate legislation. The Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht, tasked with consulting and reporting on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill before it goes through the Houses of the Oireachtas, is failing to provide stakeholders and the public with an inclusive and transparent process.
LASC Conference - From Colombia to Ireland: The dire consequences of unsustainable natural resource governance
Date: 14 November @ 6pm
Venue: Wynns Hotel , Lower Abbey Street
Argemiro Bailarín, Colombian Indigenous Leader
Richard Boyd Barrett, Dún Laoghaire TD
Danilo Rueda, Colombian Human Rights Defender
Louise Winstanley, Programme and Advocacy manager ABColombia
Maura Harrington, Rossport Activist
Letter in Irish Times on 25/07/2012 by Fergal Anderson, Member of the Irish working group on Food Sovereignty
Sir, – Dick Ahlstrom’s article “Ireland could lose out by rejecting GM” (Home News, July 19th) on a talk by Jack Bobo, Hillary Clinton’s biotechnology adviser, in University College Dublin, provided a great deal of misleading information about the debate on GM crops.
Mr Bobo is correct in his assertion that Ireland, like the rest of Europe, imports huge amounts of mixed animal feeds which include GM crops. These crops come with environmental and social costs (deforestation, soil exhaustion, excessive chemical use) which are not reflected in their price.
Saturday 28 July, 2 p.m.
Speakers: Cllr Cieran Perry; Pepe Gutiérrez (the Latin American experience); Cllr Anna Quigley.
Chairperson: Tom Redmond.
▸James Connolly House (43 East Essex Street)
The colonized are now the colonizers - Irish companies involved in large scale land acquisitions overseas
***Groups across Ireland organize activities to mark 17th April, International Day of Peasant Struggle of Via Campesina
***Irish company involved in landgrabbing
***30,000 hectares of publicly owned land now privatized in Serbia by Irish investors
Over the last ten years foreign governments and private firms have been increasingly investing and acquiring large surfaces of fertile land in other countries - especially in Africa and Asia - but also in Latin America and in Eastern Europe, for the purpose of agricultural production and export.
- Public Talk
Venue: 76 Prospect Hill Galway One World Centre
Date: Wednesday, 18th April
Speaker : Becca Mohally from Center of Development in Central America Nicaragua
- Film screening "Via Campesina" & Talk on Food Sovereignty
Venue: John Huston School of film NUIG