Joint Statement: Call for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises
- Published on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 16:33
This statement has been endorsed by a wide alliance of international networks, organizations and social movements, listed below.  It represents the collective expression of a growing mobilization of global civil society calling for further enhancement of international legal standards to address corporate infringements of human rights. It welcomes the recent initiatives by States in the United Nations Human Rights Council, presented by Ecuador in the session of September 2013, to develop an international treaty on legally binding rules for TNCs on human rights issues.
- Published on Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:18
Declaration of Solidarity with the Zapatistas and the Latin American Coordination of Peasant Organizations and North America Region of La Via Campesina International
(Mexico, Buenos Aires, May 13, 2014) We are dismayed and outraged, but also firm in solidarity and struggle; we stand against the assault that ended the life of the teacher Galeano, a brother and comrade zapatista in La Realidad, Chiapas.
- Published on Friday, 09 May 2014 22:22
(Nampula, May 1st 2014) The União Nacional de Camponeses (UNAC), is the Mozambican peasant movement which for over 25 years fights for the social, economic and cultural rights and food sovereignty of Mozambican men and women peasants. Counting with the presence of 100 men and women, youth and peasant leader delegates and invited guests from across the country came together for one more General Assembly, referring to the 2014 associative exercise, from the 29th of April to the 1st of May, at Quinta Nasa, in the surroundings of Nampula City, in Nampula province.
- Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:50
Commemorating the International Day of Peasant Struggle
by Salena Tramel, Published on Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Common Dreams
Sadly, yet not unlike the inception of many commemorative days, the events that inspired the first International Day of Peasant Struggle were soaked with blood. It was April 17, 1996, a calm day in the northern Brazilian municipality of Eldorado dos Carajás, where the country’s most renowned social movement, the Landless Worker’s Movement (MST) had organized a demonstration against the federal appropriation of a vacant ranch where nearly 3,000 rural working families were living and cultivating the land. The protest turned violent when the secretary of public security ordered police to clear the roadway – “at any cost”. The operation was costly indeed: nineteen people lost their lives in that event that would come to be known as the Eldorado dos Carajás massacre.