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March 2013

La Via Campesina press conference at World Social Forum

27 March 2013 @ 0 h 00 min GMT

(Tunis, 25 of March 2013). To the members of the media, You are cordially invited to a press conference of the global peasants and food sovereignty movement -La Via Campesina on the occasion of the inauguration of the World Social Forum in Tunis. When: 9 am, 27 March 2013 Where: Media Center, University El Manar. La Via Campesina is one of the most important social movements in the world putting forward the voice of small farmers and agrarian peoples to…

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Tunis, 2013: La Via Campesina in solidarity with the aspirations of the Maghreb and Makrech people

27 March 2013 @ 0 h 00 min GMT

LA VIA CAMPESINA WORLD SOCIAL FORUM, MARCH 2013, TUNIS Press Release The global peasants and food sovereignty movement -La Via Campesina organized a press conference on the 27th March, at the Media center in the El Manar university at the inaugural day of the World Social Forum in Tunis. The speakers at the press conference were Josie Riffaud of the Confederacion Paysanne in France, Ibrahima Coulibaly of the Coordination Nationale de Organisations Paysannes of Mali, Nandini Jairam of the Karnataka State…

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Tunis 2013: If we rely on corporate seed, we lose food sovereignty

28 March 2013 @ 0 h 00 min GMT

It has become crucial to defend seeds. In the past 20 or 30 years, what was once seen as normal – peasant farmers growing, selecting, saving and exchanging seeds – has come under attack from corporations seeking to control and commodify the very basis of agriculture. This was the subject of the session at the World Social Forum in Tunis on Peasant Seeds jointly organized on March 28, 2013 by La Vía Campesina, GRAIN and the ETC Group. There are…

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March 2015

La Via Campesina Program at the World Social Forum in Tunis 2015

25 March 2015 @ 0 h 00 min - 27 March 2015 @ 0 h 00 min GMT

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM IN PDF HERE.

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Declaration of the Social Movements Assembly – World Social Forum 2015

25 March 2015 @ 0 h 00 min - 27 March 2015 @ 0 h 00 min GMT

Tunisia, Tunis, 27 March 2015 The people, united, will never be defeated! The Social Movements Assembly of the WSF 2015, Tunisia is the place where we come together through all our diversity, in order to forge a collective agenda to fight against capitalism, imperialism, patriarchy, racism and all forms of discrimination and oppression. We have forged a common history and a common stream of work which led to some progress, with the hope to garner some amount of victory against…

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UAWC participates in the World Social Forum in Tunis

25 March 2015 @ 0 h 00 min - 27 March 2015 @ 0 h 00 min GMT

Within Via Campesian's Activities UAWC participates in the World Social Forum in Tunis (Tunisia, Tunis, March 2015) The Union of Agricultural Work Committees represented Palestine and lead the Arab World delegation in La Via Campesina's activities within the World Social Forum (WSF) in Tunis. La Via Campesina delegation included representatives from France, Senegal, Brazil, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Mali, Norway, Chile, Nicaragua, Belgium, and Sweden. The representatives emphasized on continuing the fight to accomplish farmers' rights. UAWC participated with…

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August 2016

Via Campesina will join 2016 World Social Forum to strengthen and advance food sovereignty and peasants’ rights

9 August 2016 @ 0 h 00 min - 14 August 2016 @ 0 h 00 min BST

Press Release Several delegates comprising women, men, youth, and representing peasants and migrant agricultural and rural workers from several regions of La Via Campesina, will carry messages of global solidarity and food sovereignty at the 2016 World Social Forum this August. The Forum, which is a collective call for a sustainable and inclusive world, will be held in Montreal, Canada from the 9th to 14th. La Via Campesina considers World Social Forum as an important space to build collective strengths…

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World Social Forum 2016 | Day 1 Highlights

9 August 2016 @ 0 h 00 min BST

Several delegates comprising women, men, youth, and representing peasants and migrant agricultural and rural workers from several regions of La Via Campesina, are carrying messages of global solidarity and food sovereignty at the 2016 World Social Forum being held at Montreal, Canada. Here are a few highlights from the sessions: Peasant led agriculture is a counter to the corporate strategy to control the food system Carlos Marentes from La Via Campesina, Pat Mooney ETC group, Lise-Anne Leveille Union Paysanne-La Via…

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Declaration of LVC Delegation to the 2016 World Social Forum

9 August 2016 @ 0 h 00 min - 14 August 2016 @ 0 h 00 min BST

Montreal, Quebec, August 14, 2016 "We not only believe that another world is necessary, the members of La Vía Campesina are already building a better world." ~ Carlos Marentes, co-coordinator of the North America Region of LVC We, representatives of member organizations of La Vía Campesina from the North America Region (Union Paysanne from Quebec, National Farmers Union, Canada, National Family Farm Coalition, Rural Coalition and Border Agricultural Workers Project from United States), accompanied by LVC members from Europe, Palestine…

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The Struggle for Democratic Representation in Quebec Gets a Boost at the 2016 World Social Forum

9 August 2016 @ 0 h 00 min - 14 August 2016 @ 0 h 00 min BST

The World Social Forum, held this month in Montreal, brought together thousands of activists, organizations and social movements working to build a sustainable and inclusive world, to learn, strategize and share knowledge with each other.  With so many organizers, farmers, activists, students and change makers in one place, it was easy to see the collective strength of the movement and the potential for the type of transformative social change that our world needs.  The power of this potential was crystal…

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