- Published on Friday, 12 December 2008 22:03
Statement of La Via Campesina
A delegation of small farmers and peasants from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America has been observing this week the climate negotiations of UNFCCC in Poznan (COP14).
We are shocked by the level of corruption that UNFCCC has reached in allowing corporations to take over the political process of climate negotiations. Instead of tackling climate changes, what is being discussed in Poznan is how to create business opportunities in the face of a looming global disaster.
- Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2008 23:39
- Bio Fuel crazy idea
Music website: www.livebroadkast.com
Biofuel website: www.biofuelsong.com
- "La Ley de Gravedad, "
Ernesto Gómez Flores de la Vía Campesina, en el Festival de la Digna Rabia (Chiapas, January 2009)
Songs, hymns, raps and poems from and for the Vth conference
La Via Campesina
Collective creation - FSM - Mumbai 2004
Interpretation: Moya and Tommy Sands
Languages: English, Español, Français
Canción Via Campesina - Mozambique
Recorded in Matola, October 2008
Creation and Interpretation : UNAC women
Rap agronegocio - Brasil
by Valter Israel da Silva (MPA)
Korean Farmer's song
Original version in Korean recorded by the Korean farmers
Translated versions in French, English, Spanish and Italian interpreted by Andrea Tronchin
La Via Campesina - East Timor
by Ego Lemos, HASATIL
Languages: English, Portugues, Español
Petani Dunia- Indonesia
by Sejati the creative branch of Serikat Petani Indonesia (Indonesian Peasant's Union)
Languages: bahasa indonesia, English, Español
Mountains of food, Oceans of hunger
by Nimmo Bassey (Friends of the Earth International),
Recorded at the Assembly with the Allies, Matola, October 2008.
Canciones de Porfiria - Republica Dominicana
recorded in Matola, October 2008
Que Verde é este - Brasil
by Pedro Munhoz
Semente da liberdade - Brasil
by Fábio Carvalho
We Are the Seeds - North America
Recorded during the Youth Assembly, North American Mistica, Matola, October 2008
Interpretation: Kalissa Regier (NFU Canada)
Introduction: Logan Perkins (NFFC USA)
Collective creation by the II Youth Assembly in Matola, October 2008
- Published on Friday, 05 December 2008 19:50
Food sovereignty can cool down the earth!
Thursday 11th December at 13:00, and
Friday 12th December at 8:30
at the entrance of the conference center on Grunwaldzka Street, Poznan
Opportunities for media interviews
Up to now, UNFCCC (United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change) has been more about opening business opportunities for so-called green economy than about really reducing carbon emissions. Agrofuel, carbon-trading and climate-ready seeds are only examples how climate negotiations are misused to facilitate the take-over of natural resources to the benefit of corporations. Both people and climate are affected by these false solutions.
- Published on Friday, 05 December 2008 16:17
(Matola, 22 October 2008). The 600 delegates of Via Campesina gathered in Matola, Mozambique for the 5th Conference of the international peasant movement express their support for the 12 anti-GMO activists who were sentenced today by a court in Bourdeaux (France) to three months in prison with suspended sentence for uprooting GMO maize two years ago. Among those charged is Jose Bove, who was also fined 12,000 Euros for having participated to this act of civil disobedience to eliminate Monsanto's BT maize. In the wake of such actions taken by workers and citizens, it is currently prohibited by law to cultivate this GMO maize in France.
Are our comrades guilty of being right two years too early? We call for wider actions in solidarity and resistance to eliminate all genetically modified plants.
Resistance is also found in cultivating and exchanging farmers' own seeds so that peasants, both men and women, can reclaim the biodiversity now endangered by transnational companies.
Only the farmer's own seeds can guarantee respect for the environment and the health and dynamism of rural communities. They are indispensable for food sovereignty.