- Published on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 14:30
A delegation of Via Campesina took part today in an action organized by a group based in Madrid called "Rompamos el Silencio."
It is the first in a series of actions this week against the neoliberal domestic and foreign policies of the European Union, as more than 60 heads of state meet under the Spanish presidency of the EU to sign bilateral trade agreements that favor the entry of multinationals in Latin American markets.
Activists along with members of the delegation hung a banner in front of the offices of Monsanto, planted crosses in front and threw “blood bombs” at the banner.
- Published on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 14:14
La Via Campesina International with representatives from Europe and Latin America are meeting in Madrid from the 14th to 18th of May to affirm their united opposition to the trade agreements which threaten small and medium sized producers from both continents.
The EU is holding a summit in Madrid with Latin American leaders where it hopes to close the aggressive agreements during the Spanish presidency of the EU.
These agreements have no benefit whatsoever to farmers and citizens on either side of the Atlantic.
- Published on Wednesday, 12 May 2010 17:39
- More that thirty farmers from Via Campesina organizations across Europe and Latin America will meet this week in Madrid to discuss alternatives to the European Union's aggressive trade policies.
- The European Union is eager to sign free-trade agreements under the Spanish presidency between the EU and MERCOSUR, Central America and Peru and Columbia.
Farmer's organizations from both Latin American countries and Europe are united in their opposition to the talks: “These trade agreements serve the interests of transnational corporations, not the peoples of Europe and Latin America” says Javier Sanchez of the Spanish farmer's union COAG, member of the International Coordinating Committee of La Via Campesina.
Agreements such as this are contrary to Food Sovereignty, and threaten the lives and livelihoods of thousands of people. We urgently need to put an end to existing negotiations between the EU and Latin America” he added.
- Published on Saturday, 20 March 2010 06:32
Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movement
Dear Shri Manmohan Singh ji,
Thousands of farmers, representing Bhartiya Kisan Union and other farmer unions affiliated to the Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movement (ICCFM), organised a massive demonstration in Delhi today protesting against “pro-corporate and anti farmer Budget of 2010-11” by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government under your leadership. The farmers are also agitated over the faulty agrarian policies by your government causing extreme hardship to Indian farmers and exacerbating agrarian crisis in the country.