- Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2009 07:34
- Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2009 07:30
Asean Peoples' Forum
BANGKOK, Feb 20 – Southeast Asian activists at the ASEAN Peoples’ Forum today urged greater coordination amongst civil society groups in the region, saying that the global financial crisis and other challenges provided opportunities for common action.
At a plenary session, the activists broached a number of solutions to the problems, and pointed to greater regional dialogue as the way forward.
Solidarity is very important, especially for those affected by the food crisis, said Henry Saragih from La Via Campesina.
- Published on Monday, 23 February 2009 06:25
Report from La Via Campesina workshopBANGKOK, Feb 21 – Years of poor land use and trade policies have created serious problems for farmers and peasants throughout Asia and the world, and underscored the need for more food sovereignty, activists said today.
Over 70 people, including many farmers from Southeast Asia, gathered to talk about food sovereignty and agrarian reform as the solutions to the food, fuel, financial and climate crises in a workshop at the ASEAN People's Forum.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 February 2009 01:09
Title: Struggle for the Amazon: Capitalism project X Workers and Local Communities' project
Published by MST – Landless Rural Workers Movement
Content: The bookcompiles texts from scholars and social militants, covering some of the issues about the Amazon, which we are interested in spreading, discuss and look at the facts in depth about this reality. The texts present the interests, dispute and the consequences of the struggle between two large political and economic projects for the Amazon region. On one hand, the project of capital, which has been perpetuated since the Brazil - Colonial; and on the other, the historical project from traditional populations, who have their lives and routes in the Amazon.