- Published on Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:28
Brussels, 13 October 2015
Faced with an increased offensive from European Union political leaders in issues like free trade agreements, austerity measures and social dumping, the European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) is mobilizing and joining Brussels' action days the 15, 16 and 17 October.
In concert with civil society and labor unions from across Belgium and Europe, peasant farm organizations are denouncing the policies of the EU, inclined towards big capital and multinational corporations. The secretive negotiations around the TTIP free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States are an example of such policies. Our members are raising the alarm, underscoring the threats this FTA represents to the environment, peasant livelihoods and our health.
- Published on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 20:58
More than 4 thousands people, from all Brazilian States, have left their homes and farms to join caravans from different regions of the country towards Sao Paulo, to attend the First National Peasants Congress of MPA, the Small-Farmers Movement of Brazil, member of La Via Campesina. The symbolic Pavilion of Vera Cruz, the same place where the biggest trade union in Brazil, the CUT, and the Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores) were founded, decades ago.
MPA has mobilised thousands of rural women and men to come together and consolidate all the work the movement has been doing in the last 20 years and reaffirm their class identity as peasants. MPA is re-affirming at this congress the strategic alliance between rural peasants and urban workers.
- Published on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 17:02
To the President of Colombia
To the Governments of the European Union, the countries of Europe, and the United States
To Public Opinion
October 13th, 2015
Subject: Threats in Colombia: Serious Concern regarding lack of guarantees
The government of Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC guerrilla movement recently announced that they had reached an agreement on the topic of Justice, one of the subject under discussion in their ongoing talks in Havana. This is an important step, allowing us to look forward with optimism to the possible signature of an agreement that will bring to an end the armed conflict between the Colombian government and the FARC guerillas after more than 60 years of war, we believe that this is a possibility that must not be lost. Furthermore, we hope that talks, leading to an eventual agreement, will soon be started with the ELN guerrilla movement.
- Published on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:52
Time for governments and the Rome based UN Agencies to promote public policies supporting the autonomy and the rights of small food producers.
A public event on the 16th of October on "Public policies for Food Sovereignty" with the participation of Olivier De Schutter, LVC and IPC organizations.
Venue: Citta` dell`Altra Economia, Largo Dino (Testaccio), Roma
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Date: October 16th