- Published on Monday, 24 March 2014 16:57
-The National Federation for the Agricultural Sector: Morocco (FNSA)/Moroccan Workers’ Union (UMT)
- National Union of Inshore and Deep Sea Fishermen: Morocco (SNMPCM)
- The French Peasants Confederation
- Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)
- The Senegalese National Council for Rural Cooperation and Coordination (CNCR)
- ATTAC/CADTM Morocco
- The Association of Rural Women and the Fight for Land Association: Tunisia
Met as part of the international peasant movement VIA CAMPESINA at Agadir on the 13th, 14th and 15th March 2014, under the slogan : “For the land and the sovereignty of our peoples! In solidarity and in struggle!”
- Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014 15:35
The new edition of the Nyéléni Newsletter is now online! Click here to read the English edition. In this edition of the newsletter the Youth of La Via Campesina call to the youth of the world - to educate, mobilize and organize for Food Sovereignty now!
Read about the struggles and visions of young people for building a radical new society.
- Published on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 17:37
Declaration of La Via Campesina South East and East Asia on International Women’s Day
(Tokyo, March 8th 2014) During the Asia-Pacific War, which took place from the early 1930s to the end of World War II, the Japanese forcefully mobilized women to the battlefield for sex slavery purposes from many Asia-Pacific countries such as China, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Guam, and so on, and thus violated their human rights.
After the war, these women were either slaughtered or abandoned in the battlefield and left to die. Even if they did manage to make it home, they have not been provided with reparations because the Japanese government has concealed and distorted its own war crimes. The survivors from these battlefields were forced to live silently and endure their suffering for more than 60 years.
- Published on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 17:52
International Solidarity Statement Issued by La Via Campesina South East and East Asia
(Bangkok, March 6, 2014) La Via Campesina sends their solidarity and full support to the small-scale farmers struggling against land grabbing in Plaridel, Sumalo, Bulacan province, in Macabud, Rizal Province and in many part of Philippines.
Now the farmers in Culianin, in the town of Plaridel, in Bulacan province, are currently struggling against massive agricultural land conversions done by Vista Land Properties, owned by former Philippine Senator Manuel Villar. Named “Lumina Plaridel,” the housing project severely affected local farming livelihoods: damaging installed irrigation systems, causing flooding to nearby farms as well as disrupting farmers’ planting and harvesting routines in the area. So far, around 12.47 hectares of agriculturally viable land in Culianin are being converted, directly affecting as much as 85% of the entire community. Irrigated farmlands are being bulldozed, and farmers are constantly threatened with the destruction of their livelihoods. This was despite the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER) prohibiting the land use conversion of all irrigated and irrigable lands.