- Published on Saturday, 29 November 2008 01:16
- Support the struggle of Palestinian farmers and Bedouins, for their survival and sovereignty including food sovereignty. The Palestinian famers struggle for their land and are part of the global farmers struggle.
- Solidarity for Palestinian farmers faced with daily oppression including the uprooting of their olive and other trees that are sacred for Palestinian people.
- Condemning the wall of apartheid built by the Israeli occupation which separates Palestinian farmers, farms, and fields from each other.
- Published on Saturday, 29 November 2008 01:13
Today, after two centuries of robberies and foreign intervention from imperialist countries, Haiti is suffering another foreign interference.
Therefore, the Caribbean delegation taking part in this V Conference ask La Via Campesina to support the Haitian social movement and to demand the immediate withdrawal of the military troops from Haiti, under the principle of respect for the independence, sovereignty and history of the Haitian people.
In the same way, we ask to the assembly to condemn the manoeuvre of the USA using Brazilian and other Latin-American countries' military forces clearly aiming for the division of our nations.
Occupation troops out of Haiti!
Haitian people forward!
Thank you very much.
- Published on Saturday, 29 November 2008 01:10
- Published on Saturday, 29 November 2008 01:09
cc Mr. Buddhadev Bhattacharjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal
Dear Madame President
Since May 2006, when the plan to locate production of the Tata Motors Nano small car was announced and hundreds of hectares of fertile cropland were seized, the citizens of Singur have struggled for their rights, for their land and for their livelihoods. The issues arising from their struggle have not been resolved with the decision by Tata to manufacture the Nano in Gujurat. PBKMS and the Save Farmlands Committee, which has grouped the resistance in Singur while rigorously eschewing party politics, are demanding: that land is returned in fertile condition to all farmers who have rejected compensation; that sharecroppers and agricultural labourers receive decent compensation or land in return for the destruction of their livelihoods; and that rigorous environmental safeguards be established to protect agricultural land and food production in Singur and its surroundings. Their just, democratic demands deserve the active support of the federal government of India. We look forward to prompt action on the part of your government.