- Published on Thursday, 28 August 2008 05:51
- Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 20:51
on Sunday, August 3 of this year, in the community Silin, Trujillo, Colón, where 11 people died, and two were wounded.
As result of the the above, Mr. Henry Osorto, commissioner of the national police and directly involved in the agrarian conflict, has declared before various communication outlets that our compañero Rafael Alegría and other peasant leaders are those responsible for this tragedy, accusing them of promoting the actions carried out by the peasants to recover the land and in addition qualified them as terrorists, guerillas, exploiters of peasants, revolutionary agitators, and who live at the cost of the peasants.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 05:00
Washington D.C. (August 13, 2008) - The National Family Farm Coalition welcomed with elation the recent failure of the Doha Round negotiations at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. NFFC, an organization representing family farmers in the United States and a member of Via Campesina, an international coalition of family farmers, peasants, and farm workers, has been at the forefront since 1993 of protesting the disastrous inclusion of agriculture in the world trading system. "NFFC has warned for over a decade that the WTO's policies were impoverishing farmers both here and abroad and would lead to an inevitable food crisis. The time has come for us to make food sovereignty, not free trade, our model and get the WTO out of agriculture," said NFFC President Ben Burkett, a Mississippi farmer.