- Published on Thursday, 28 May 2015 20:08
(Zimbabwe, Harare, May 27th 2015) La Via Campesina (LVC), a worldwide movement representing millions of peasants, agricultural workers, indigenous villages and nomadic peoples, denounces the corporate takeover of the World Expo in Milan as well as the governmental complicity. The theme of the Expo is “Feed the planet; energy for life”.
The Expo in Milan serves as a showcase for multinational businesses that control the world market of food, genetic material of animals and plant seeds, pesticides and chemical fertilizers. These businesses work constantly to privatize and commercialize the public commons including the water, land, forests, minerals and seeds. They transform food into a commodity and reject the fact that food is a human right. Food is treated as a commodity, produced on a large scale using a lot of pesticides and GMOs for people of limited economic means while healthy food is only within the financial grasp of the economic elite.
- Published on Friday, 22 May 2015 01:53
La Via Campesina - MEDIA ADVISORY
(Brussels, 21st of May 2015) - The international peasant’s movement La Via Campesina will take part in People’s Expo in Milan, at the Fabbrica del Vapore, from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2015. The People’s Expo is the international forum of the civil society and farmers’ movements organised to defend the principles of Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice, to fight against the commodification of the right to food promoted by Expo 2015 and to state aloud, once again, that it is the peasant agriculture that feeds the world, not the multinationals or the agribusiness.
La Via Campesina denounces the Milan Expo as a great "world showcase" that deliberately chose to hide one of the largest ongoing world conflict: hunger, land and energy grabbing at a global level.
- Published on Monday, 18 May 2015 14:14
In the first week of May 2015, the Israeli Occupation's high court confirmed its approval to the Israeli military army to demolish the entire Palestinian village of Susia to the south of Hebron, thus forcibly displace all of its residents (approximately 350 individuals).
UAWC calls for the immediate international intervention to freeze this brutal Israeli occupation's order. Raise your voice to say NO to: land confiscation for establishing illegal settlements, forcible displacements, trees uprooting, physical and verbal assaults, and demolition of agricultural properties.
Support Palestinian farmers…To sign and share the position paper: http://uawc-pal.org/articleen.aspx?ano=1372
Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)
- Published on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 18:00
La Via Campesina's electronic newsletter, April 2015 edition, is now available. This newsletter captures actions organised for the 17 April, the International Day of Peasant Struggle. It highlights the declaration outcomes of the different World Social Forum spaces in which La Via Campesina Working Collectives and member organisations participated; and the interesting issues from the just ended 6th CLOC congress in Argentina. Include in the newsletter is the new seed laws publication prepared by Via Campesina and Grain. The different issues from the regions are presented. Download the newsletter, read and share it! Globalize the Struggle! Globalize Hope!