- Published on Thursday, 22 October 2009 05:53
Women peasants in Korea are furious. On October 20, 2009, around 200 women peasants of the Korean Peasant Women Association (KWPA) gathered at Yeuido in front of parliament, demanding a guarantee for rice prices and a resumption and legalization of rice aid to North Korea.
- Published on Friday, 16 October 2009 10:55
Watch this video on soy monoculture, Monsanto, GMOs and the people struggle for land and life!
- Published on Friday, 16 October 2009 08:50
The international and multinational companies are our common enemies. Those companies are the ones that control the world economy. They manage the big distribution and take part more exactly in the extension of polluting industries that compete between themselves.
At the present time in Haiti, certain organisations like for instance : * Foundation CHIBAS-Haïti (www.chibas-bioenergy.org); *Foundation Jatropha* and* Jatropha Pepinyè *are very determined and interested in buying the most productive lands of the country for jatrofa plantation. They had their first conference on june 23-24, 2009 . The conference was titled : « Conference of organizers and actors of jatrofa field in Haiti». We, members of Via Campesina, have organized parallel in front of the hotel a sit-in against this project which has a negative feed back on this conference. We won a battle but not the war.
- Published on Thursday, 15 October 2009 09:14
Briarpatch Magazine, January/February 2009
They numbered almost 650, from 86 countries and five continents, when they arrived in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. They were delegates, support teams and special guests of the Fifth International Conference of La Vía Campesina, which took place from October 16 to 23, 2008. To reach Maputo, most of the delegates had made a considerable economic and human effort. Maputo is not a city you get to easily. At a moment when the world economy had yet to come up for air, in which the credit, environmental, food, trade and finance crises were colliding against one another and shaking the international economic architecture, farm leaders from many regions of the planet gathered together to collectively analyze the global food crisis and its relation to the financial crisis, and to show the world why food sovereignty - the democratization of the global food system - is a viable and necessary alternative.