- Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 17:58
(Managua, the 29th of March, 2014) We, Vía Campesina Internacional, the international peasant movement that brings together over 200 million families in 77 countries, express our solidarity with the Venezuelan people, their peasant movement Bolivarian Revolution – currently the victim of an imperialist crusade that, together with reactionary right-wing forces, conspires within Venezuela and abroad in an attempt to retake the power they lost legitimately, democratically, and repeatedly at the ballot box. Those of us who struggle for social justice, land reform, and food sovereignty consider the Bolivarian Revolution a reference for social transformation and inclusion. As women, youth, rural workers, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, and migrants, we reject all media-backed attempts at coup d’ états that look to place into the collective imagination a set of demonstrators that are frustrated with the consequences of an economic war being imposed on Venezuela by powerful oligarchical, fascist, and imperialist sectors, all aimed at destabilizing the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
- Published on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 16:35
Appeal to social movements in Thailand from La Via Campesina South East Asia and East Asia.
(Bangkok, March 6, 2014) La Via Campesina, the international peasant movement in south East Asia and East Asia, supports its member, Assembly of the Poor (AOP), concerning the political situation within the last five months in Thailand.
Social movements in Thailand are among the strongest of those that have been actively struggling for peace, justice, democracy and human rights in the Southeast Asia region. As social movement activists in other countries, we are concerned about the violent events taking place in Thailand. We all share the same feeling of outrage when injustice happens to our people. We share the same aspiration to establish a better society for our people.
- Published on Friday, 28 March 2014 23:07
(26 March, 2014) La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth International, Focus on the Global South, World Rainforest Movement and more than 120 organizations from around the world sent a letter to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, in Rome, on the occasion of March 21st, the UN International Day of Forest. The letter demands that the FAO change its present definition of forests. During the coming three months, groups will also present the demand to national and regional FAO offices.
- Published on Monday, 24 March 2014 16:57
-The National Federation for the Agricultural Sector: Morocco (FNSA)/Moroccan Workers’ Union (UMT)
- National Union of Inshore and Deep Sea Fishermen: Morocco (SNMPCM)
- The French Peasants Confederation
- Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)
- The Senegalese National Council for Rural Cooperation and Coordination (CNCR)
- ATTAC/CADTM Morocco
- The Association of Rural Women and the Fight for Land Association: Tunisia
Met as part of the international peasant movement VIA CAMPESINA at Agadir on the 13th, 14th and 15th March 2014, under the slogan : “For the land and the sovereignty of our peoples! In solidarity and in struggle!”