- Published on Friday, 07 February 2014 23:24
(Cape Town, 5 February 2014) While mining corporations and governments are meeting at the Mining Indaba Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, to talk about more ways to expand the mining industry, ordinary people from Africa and other parts of the world will gather on 4-7 February, to discuss and come together with proposals of sustainable and peoples alternatives to destructive extraction. The Peoples Dialogue a network of southern Africa and South American rural and popular activists and social movements, the Rural Women Assembly and the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power will join the 5th Alternative Mining Indaba, together with hundreds of other people. These organizations understand that the extractive corporate model tearing through African countries in the name of economic growth and development is highly destructive.
- Published on Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:10
(January 27, 2014) An organisation that brings together some 10,000 peasant and indigenous women from Chile is launching an agroecology institute for women campesinos, or small farmers, in South America.
For years, the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women (ANAMURI) has been training thousands of people through La Vía Campesina, the international peasant movement, working on the basis of food sovereignty, which asserts the right of people to define their own food systems.
But today it is undertaking its most ambitious project.
- Published on Friday, 24 January 2014 17:07
Call out for a march from the anti-airport groups.
The french state and those defending the project of the airport of Notre Dame des Landes threaten to come back in force all over again. They presume they will begin the destruction of protected species and the construction of the airport in the coming months. A new wave of evictions could arise. We won’t let is happen! The construction will not begin! The movement on the ground is even more alive than last autumn of 2012, the connections are stronger, the fields more cultivated and the houses more numerous. Even more, over 200 local committees have been created, in solidarity with the struggle and to bring the fight to where they live, spreading it everywhere.
We call on all the anti-airport forces to join for the march in Nantes on February 22nd to show them that it’s no way that they touch to this countryside.
- Published on Thursday, 23 January 2014 20:01
VI MST National Congress : February 10 to 14, 2014.
(MST from the initials in Portuguese ‘’Movimento dos Trabalhdores Rurais Sem Terra’’)
(Brazilia, January 17, 2014) We arrived to our VI National Congress as the Landless Workers' Movement (MST). We arrived after more than two years of studies, debates, reunions, assemblies and discussions carried out by our grassroots organizations and representatives from all over Brazil.
We are celebrating our 30th anniversary, making us the oldest peasant movement in the history of Brazil.