- Published on Tuesday, 01 May 2007 18:35
To summon us to the mobilizations which will take place in the United States the first day of may, 2007, International Workers Day, the Border Peoples’ Union issues a call to participate in the March of the Workers in the City of Juarez, Chihuahua and in the demonstration in El Paso, Texas.
This day of struggle is dedicated to demand rights for immigrant workers, their families, and for all working people, in this manner to denounce:
- Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 22:26
Call from CPE, COAG and MIJARC
We, young people and organizations of young people members of Via Campesina in Europe, call all the young people and all the European farmers who denounce the neoliberal agricultural policies implemented by the 8 richest countries in the world to take part to the anti-G8 gathering that will take place June June 2nd-8th in Rostock, Germany ! We organize at this occasion on Sunday the 3rd of June a Youth Assembly for the right to land and the right to farming.
- Published on Thursday, 19 April 2007 20:01
Rights based research and advocacy organization VOICE has organized a meeting for the celebrating of International Peasants’ Day. The meeting was held on “Agricultural Trade and Farmer’s Struggle for Life and Livelihood” at Mymensingh- a district of Bangladesh on 16th April 2007. The meeting involved farmers, activists, local NGOs, students and others community peoples.
- Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2007 18:32
Press Release National Farmers Union
On April 17, 1996, nineteen members of a farmers’ organization in Brazil were massacred when police opened fire on thousands of demonstrators demanding land reform. The victims were members of the Landless Movement (MST) of Brazil, a country where 1 percent of landholders own 50 percent of the land – and landless rural people are subject to torture and violence from police and vigilantes.
For the past decade, members of the National Farmers Union and other groups have commemorated April 17 as the International Day of Farmers’ Struggle. The NFU is a member of La Via Campesina, a worldwide network of organizations representing millions of family farmers, fishers, agricultural workers and landless peasants.