- Published on Friday, 31 July 2009 11:32
European Coordination Via Campesina
Reclaim the Fields
European Camp To Cultivate Alternatives,
30th of September - 4th of October 2009, Minerve (France)
Young people of European Coordination of Via Campesina are organizing an European camp to gather people who wish to settle in agriculture, who are young peasants, landless peasants and/or who want to recover food sovereignty.
- Published on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:53
Telesur, 25 July 2009
The Via Campesina’s leader in Honduras, Rafael Alegria, was freed last Saturday night in the Honduran town of Danli (south). He was hold detained for over 6 hours due to a supposed break of the curfew imposed by the de facto government who promoted the cup d’etat in the Centro-American country.
In an exclusive interview with the special correspondent of TeleSUR in Honduras, Madeleine Garcia, Alegria stated that he was moved from Posta, in the El Paraiso department (border with Nicaragua), to Danli, where he was arrested.
- Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:32
leadership announced mobilisations, road blockings and strike at national level to demand the putschists to give up power.
Once again today the 15th of July 2009, the starting point of the social movements was the Pedagogic University Francisco Morazán that by the way was taken over by the student front from this organization; later on, the protest moved towards the Institute of the Woman, because at the time the press conference was taking place, during the marching route, it was informed, that a group of feminist colleagues are maintaining this institution takeover since the 13th of July 2009 and they are in opposition to the nomination of the new director. They have been attacked and beaten by members of the national police who introduced under a strong military force the newly nominated director of the Institute Mrs María Martha Díaz, repudiated by the feminist movements; because this woman years ago was an activist of the feminist movements and they intervened in order for her not to be imprisoned, because of various accusations done at the time, but it seems that this woman forgot all the support she received from her colleagues and now she is on the same side as the putschists and she is attacking her colleagues from the struggle.
- Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2009 04:38
Sisters and brothers of the World,
I write this testimony, with my eyes full of tears and a sadden heart after an intensive day of struggle with my sisters and brothers of Honduras.
I am a woman from a humble family. I am a peasant. I have gained my militancy and class consciousness along with the peasants who work every day under the hot sun, and who see no future for their sons and daughters who have to migrate to other countries seeking better living conditions because in our country, Honduras, the bipartisan political system (Liberals and Nationalists have shared the power for more than 100 years) the majority live in extreme poverty, neglected, without access to health, to a dignify home, without access to a piece of land because the national oligarchy owns the whole country and have pushed 90 per cent of the population into extreme poverty and social exclusion.