- Published on Thursday, 03 March 2016 23:16
The international peasant movement La Via Campesina denounces to the national and international public that on this day, 3 March 2016 in the early hours of dawn, our dear sister in struggle, BERTA CÁCERES, General Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) was assassinated.
The assassination of BERTA CÁCERES took place in her home, while she was resting, which drastically increases the risk to women and men defenders, to the indigenous peoples who resist in communities, and to members of popular and social movement organizations who have taken up our legitimate struggle.
On numerous occasions, BERTA CÁCERES had publicly denounced ill-intentioned actions and threats both by the current government regarding concessions of natural resources, and by the foreign transnational corporations involved in the construction of dams and the capture of resources that belong to indigenous peoples.
- Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2016 14:47
(March 1, 2016 - Saskatoon) - The statutory review of the Canada Transportation Act was tabled in Parliament on February 25, 2016. The eighteen-month review required by the Act was initiated in June 2014.
“The CTA Review was carried out by the previous government’s appointees, and its results predictably reflect an alignment with CN, CP and the multinational grain companies regarding grain transportation, contrary to the interests of farmers,” said Jan Slomp, National Farmers Union (NFU) President. “Our current government is not required to adopt any of the CTA Review’s recommendations. However, it does need to ensure the railways carry out their statutory common carrier obligations, which are a critical part of the Canadian rail system.”
- Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2016 14:29
Invitation to the Media- Brussels, 1 March 2016
When: Wednesday 2 March, 2016 at 4:30pm
Where: at the Berlaymont building of the EU Commission in Brussels
The European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) cordially invites you to a brief exchange after its meeting with the cabinet of Agricultural Commissioner Phil Hogan on the crisis touching the dairy sector in Europe and a road map for a fair European milk policy. Less than a month before the next EU Council of Ministers Summit, where the milk crisis will be among some of the most important points on the table, ECVC continues its efforts to push EU decision makers to respond adequately to a situation that has pushed countless dairy farmers to bankruptcy and debt.
Via Campesina supports the resistance of the people of Artvin against the mining project in Cerattepe
- Published on Friday, 26 February 2016 00:59
Izmir, Turkey: February 25, 2016
International Peasant Movement, La Via Campesina, is in solidarity with the resistance of the people of Artvin against the mining project in Cerattepe.
We, as the international peasant movement La Via Campesina, with 164 member organizations from 73 countries, met in Izmir Seferihisar on 21-25 February 2016 to hold our Midterm Conference hosted by Çiftçi-SEN. As we meet here in Turkey, we are aware of the resistance of the people of Artvin against the mining project planned in Cerattepe. We recognize that the resistance of Cerattepe is for the protection of the environmental commons such as forests and water and the living space of all living beings including humans.
On February 21, 2016 as we were holding the La Via Campesina Women’s Assembly in Izmir, the women went to Cerattepe to observe the current situation and interventions in the forest were prevented and the women were exposed to police violence. As the women of La Via Campesina we condemn the violence against the women who took the road to protect nature and their living space and to declare our solidarity with the women of Artvin.