- Published on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 20:21
Declaration of the Delegation of Election Observers of Vía Campesina about the electoral process 24th of November in Honduras
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras, November 25, 2013) La Vía Campesina participated with 60 national and international observers in the Honduran elections which took place the 24th of November 2013, in order to support and sustain the Human and Citizen Rights of the people of Honduras as well as the Honduran Peasants movement.
In this way we sympathize with the civil society in Honduras which, since the Coup d’état in 2009 has suffered an increase of the structural violence with the murder of 113 peasants, the arrest and other restrictive measures of 1460 peasants and the direct violence against female leaders, all because of their social struggle for land.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 01:28
- Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 05:16
Gerak Lawan (People’s Movement against Neocolonialism and Imperialism), the Bali WTO Network and the Social Movements for an Alternative Asia (SMAA) invite all those who want to End the WTO, Stop FTAs and believe that the time is now for Economic Justice, to come join us in the EndWTO-Bali Week of Action from December 1-6 in Bali, Indonesia.
As you may already know, Gerak Lawan, a national coalition in Indonesia, formed in 2005, which includes peasants, migrants, fisherfolk, women, youth, human rights lawyers, and many others, has joined forces with the Bali WTO Network, a coordination of local movements in Bali and with the Social Movements for an Alternative Asia (SMAA), a newly formed coordination of social movements in Asia, including La Via Campesina, World March of Women, Migrant Forum in Asia, Jubilee South-APMDD, Focus on the Global South, Alliance of Progressive Labor, Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, several other trade unions, water warriors, and many others, and together, are planning a week of action in Bali including a Peoples Tribunal and an Economic Justice Assembly focused on presenting and debating alternatives to free trade and the WTO.
- Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 05:13
Call to Action on behalf of Social Movements for an Alternative Asia and Gerak Lawan (Peoples Movement Against Neocolonialism and Imperialism)
End the WTO and the Stop the new wave of Free Trade Agreements
The time is now for Economic Justice!
The capitalist system is in a deep crisis. Since the 2008 financial crisis where the system nearly imploded, it has yet to fully recover. And instead, the crisis has spread and has deepened the food, economic, energy and climate crises. The deep systemic crisis is crystal clear evidence that the neoliberal regime must come to an end. However, instead of listening to the 99 percent, the governments, led by the G-20, have imposed austerity measures, cutting social services, making the people pay for the bailout of banks and corporations and doing nothing to curb the speculators who played a major role in the crises.