- Published on Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:10
(January 27, 2014) An organisation that brings together some 10,000 peasant and indigenous women from Chile is launching an agroecology institute for women campesinos, or small farmers, in South America.
For years, the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women (ANAMURI) has been training thousands of people through La Vía Campesina, the international peasant movement, working on the basis of food sovereignty, which asserts the right of people to define their own food systems.
But today it is undertaking its most ambitious project.
- Published on Friday, 24 January 2014 17:07
Call out for a march from the anti-airport groups.
The french state and those defending the project of the airport of Notre Dame des Landes threaten to come back in force all over again. They presume they will begin the destruction of protected species and the construction of the airport in the coming months. A new wave of evictions could arise. We won’t let is happen! The construction will not begin! The movement on the ground is even more alive than last autumn of 2012, the connections are stronger, the fields more cultivated and the houses more numerous. Even more, over 200 local committees have been created, in solidarity with the struggle and to bring the fight to where they live, spreading it everywhere.
We call on all the anti-airport forces to join for the march in Nantes on February 22nd to show them that it’s no way that they touch to this countryside.
- Published on Thursday, 23 January 2014 20:01
VI MST National Congress : February 10 to 14, 2014.
(MST from the initials in Portuguese ‘’Movimento dos Trabalhdores Rurais Sem Terra’’)
(Brazilia, January 17, 2014) We arrived to our VI National Congress as the Landless Workers' Movement (MST). We arrived after more than two years of studies, debates, reunions, assemblies and discussions carried out by our grassroots organizations and representatives from all over Brazil.
We are celebrating our 30th anniversary, making us the oldest peasant movement in the history of Brazil.
- Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 01:34
Press Release - European Coordination Via Campesina
(Brussels, 20 January 2014) At the start of the year devoted to family farming, which is being called on by the UN to feed the world, peasants from all over Europe are demonstrating before the European Parliament on Monday January 20 2014. We have come to reclaim recognition of peasants' rights to select, preserve, use, exchange and sell our own seeds. We declare that our seeds are essential if we are to feed the world. Only with our seeds can we overcome the challenge of discontinuing the use of toxic pesticides, protection of the environment and the struggle of adapting to climate change. Only peasant family farming helps to cool the planet.