- Published on Sunday, 05 July 2009 13:20
Popular and social movements agreed to meet in front of Universidad Pedagógica Francisco Morazán in Tegucigalpa at 8am. There, thousands of people from the different social movements that exist in the country, wearing red and black shirts, hats, caps and neckerchiefs and holding up banners, posters and flags, continue to protest on the streets of Honduras demanding the reinstatement of President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, who has been expelled from power since the early hours of 28 June by power groups in the country with the involvement of the army, the police and other state powers who undertook the Coup d'Etat in Honduras.
- Published on Wednesday, 03 June 2009 07:27
We, delegates of peasants, women and men, of the international movement La Via Campesina in the South East and East Asia region, attended the Regional Training on the Rights of Peasants in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand from 26 to 29 May 2009. During this training we reiterated our commitment to uphold these rights; our initiative towards the International Convention on the Rights of Peasants (ICRP) has been advancing within UN law and human rights mechanisms and we have been working in many different levels such as regional (ASEAN) and our respective national levels as well.
- Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2009 08:44
En route to the twin summits at the end of the year— the food crisis summit in Rome in November, and the climate crisis summit to be held in Copenhagen in December— the meeting of the FAO Seed Treaty (ITPGRFA) is at the critical nexus of the international community’s ability to respond to the food and climate crises.
“If we don’t safeguard our seed diversity and implement peasants’ rights, then the global agricultural system won’t be able to respond to rapidly changing climatic conditions,” said Adam Kuleij, Massai pastoralist from Tanzania.
- Published on Monday, 01 June 2009 09:39
By Saulo Araujo
May 7th, 2009
The Food Sovereignty movement in the United States is well and alive. And thanks to the work of food cooperatives, community supported agriculture (CSA) and local farmers, little by little more neighborhoods and cities are joining this social movement that is reclaiming the right to quality food.
This past weekend, the movement's strengthen was displayed in Brooklyn, NY, where over 2,000 people met in one of the largest U.S. events for Food Sovereignty this year.