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Image Title Summary Author Date Download Struggle for water: Water for whom? Francia Márquez (Colombia), winner of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, reflects on the question of structural racism in Colombia and what should come first: drinking water for the most marginalized, or water for use in industrial projects and mining. Francia Márquez November 6, 2018 “Listen to us”: Development alternatives from small-scale farmers and fisherfolk Interview with Mamadou Goïta (Mali), newly elected International Coordinator for the More and Better Network Dr. Mamadou Goïta September 26, 2018 Hope for a new era on the Korean Peninsula, but militarization continues – Voices from the South June / July 2018 Sung-hee Choi of the Save Jeju campaign in South Korea reflects on the new developments on the Korean Peninsula, specifically the meetings between South and North Korea, as well as North Korea and the United States. While Sung-hee sees signs of hope for peace in the region, she points to … Sung-Hee Choi July 9, 2018 The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) & the Challenges to the Migrant’s Movement In December 2018, the UN is expected to formally adopt the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)” in Morocco. The GCM will be the first global framework to comprehensively address issues related to the hundreds of millions of people in the world who change their country of … Aaron Ceradoy July 8, 2018 Resistance to the ‘La Colosa’ gold mine – A success story from Colombia After a 10-year nonviolent campaign coordinated by grassroots activists and international support, the town of Cajamarca in Colombia voted with a 97.9% majority to say “No” to the world’s third largest mining company’s (South Africa’s AngloGold Ashanti) plans for the development of what was thought to become the world’s fifth … Mariana Gómez Soto April 16, 2018 Locating the Voice of African Civil Society in South-South Cooperation Mr. Edwin Rwigi (Programme Officer for the Kenyan based organization Fahamu) reflects on the recent study conducted by Fahamu on African perceptions of emerging powers on the continent. The study aimed to gauge the extent that African civil society members are working on policy issues related to the presence of … Edwin Rwigi March 3, 2018 Building a People’s Internet in Latin America In this month’s Voices from the South executive director in The Latin American Information Agency (ALAI) Sally Burch, reflects on how the major international digital corporations are controlling more and more of our daily lives, changing the power structures in society and challenging our right to privacy. ALAI calls for … Sally Burch December 16, 2017