- Published on Saturday, 12 December 2009 12:57
INVITATION to an ACTION and a STREET PRESS CONFERENCE
At 12 pm, Axeltorv/Vesterbrogade, Copenhagen
(Copenhagen, 12 December 2009) La Via Campesina will highlight the huge impact of industrial agriculture on the climate as well as on people's lives and lands all over the world at the Axelborg building in Copenhagen on the 13th of December. The Axelborg building at the crossroads between Axeltorv/Vesterbrogade in Copenhagen represents much of what is wrong with the world's food and agricultural system.
Axelborg is the headquarters of the Danish Agriculture and Food Council which includes the Danish Meat Council who represent Danish Crown and Tican the big players in industrialized meat production in Denmark.
Candle light vigil in solidarity with the victims of climate change and the UNFCCC's false solutions
- Published on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 12:08
Farmers from around the world are affected by climate change droughts and floods are destroying their land and crops . But these farmers are also extremely seriously affected by the false solutions currently negotiated at the UNFCCC: carbon trading, land evictions in the name of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), agrofuels, climate-ready genetically modified seeds...
Peasants and small farmers from Asia, Africa, America and Europe will light candles and stage a symbolic action to kick off their mobilizations in Copenhagen.
Please contact us:
Isabelle Delforge and Boaventura Monjane: +45 5059 8325
- Published on Monday, 07 December 2009 18:39
Speech of Henry Saragih, general coordinator of Via Campesina at the opening session of Klimaforum
Tonight is a very special night for us to get together here for the opening of the assembly of the social movements and civil society at the Klimaforum. We, the international peasant movement La Via Campesina, are coming to Copenhagen from all five corners of the world, leaving our farmland, our animals, our forest, and also our families in the hamlets and villages to join you all.
Why is it so important for us to come this far? There are a number of reasons for that. Firstly, we would like to tell you that climate change is already seriously impacting us. It brings floods, droughts and the outbreak of pests that are all causing harvest failures. I must point out that these harvest failures are something that the farmers did not create. Instead, it is the polluters who caused the emissions who destroy the natural cycles. So, we small scale farmers came here to say that we will not pay for their mistakes. And we are asking the emitters to face up to their responsibilities.
- Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 14:37
(Geneva, December 1st.2009) Today a group of twenty delegates from La Via Campesina, originating from India, Indonesia, Japan, Bangladesh, Korea, France and Switzerland, along with delegates from the « Climate and social Justice” caravan, and some people from Geneva blocked the way into the building of the WTO during 45 minutes with a peaceful sitting demonstration.