- Published on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 03:57
There is movement in the many worlds that are creating knowledge for food sovereignty! Worlds that evince the need to radically transform dominant knowledge and ways of knowing for food sovereignty. The stories in this newsletter provide a glimpse into some of these worlds.
- Published on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 21:18
UAWC calls upon the international community to interfere to save the lives of the Palestinian administrative detainees
Administrative detainees have been on an open hunger strike in the Israeli prison since 24 April 2014, calling for ending administrative detention against them. Dozens of prisoners joined the strike in solidarity with the administrative detainees. The Israeli prison authorities refuse to listen to the detainees' demands and imposed retributive measures against them, including transferring them to solitary confinement, depriving them of necessary health care in addition to beating them. Download the appeal here
- Published on Thursday, 29 May 2014 13:53
GRAIN/La Via Campesina media release
Governments and international agencies frequently boast that small farmers control the largest share of the world's agricultural land. When the director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation inaugurated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, he sang the praises of family farmers but didn't once mention the need for land reform. Instead, he announced that family farms already manage most of the world's farmland – a whopping 70%, according to his team.
But a new review of the data carried out by GRAIN reveals that the opposite is true. Small farms, which produce most of the world's food, are currently squeezed onto less than a quarter of the world's farmland – or less than one fifth if you leave out China and India.
Joint Statement: Call for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises
- Published on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 16:33
This statement has been endorsed by a wide alliance of international networks, organizations and social movements, listed below.  It represents the collective expression of a growing mobilization of global civil society calling for further enhancement of international legal standards to address corporate infringements of human rights. It welcomes the recent initiatives by States in the United Nations Human Rights Council, presented by Ecuador in the session of September 2013, to develop an international treaty on legally binding rules for TNCs on human rights issues.