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July 2017

VII International Conference of La Via Campesina: Program Details

19 July 2017 @ 8 h 00 min - 24 July 2017 @ 18 h 00 min BST
Hotel-Seminario en Derio, Bizkaia
Basque Country,
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Venue: Hotel-Seminario en Derio, Bizkaia (5 minutes from Loiu airport) The International Conference of La Via Campesina (LVC), held every four years, is the movement's highest decision-making forum - gathering representatives from member organisations of peasants, small and medium size producers, landless people, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers - from all over the world. Collectively representing over 200 million people, these delegates will decide common strategies and host internal debates for the growing global movement. 16 July: Youth Assembly…

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September 2017

International Day against WTO and Free Trade Agreements

10 September 2017 @ 8 h 00 min - 15 September 2017 @ 17 h 00 min BST

September 10, The International Day of Action against WTO and FTAs Today, La Via Campesina is calling upon social movements and civil society organisations of the world to mobilise and organise our resistances against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), build solidarity alliances and prepare for a worldwide week of action in December, coinciding with the 11th International Ministerial that is scheduled to take place in Argentina. For the first time since its inception, the World…

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October 2017

16th October: International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and against Transnational corporations

16 October 2017 @ 8 h 00 min - 20 October 2017 @ 17 h 00 min BST

On the International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and against Transnational corporations, we continue our struggle to end the corporate control of our food and the impunity of transnational corporations. We are raising the banner of Food Sovereignty and the urgency of the Popular Agrarian Reform based on peasant-agroecological production to guarantee healthy food and dignity for the people. On this day, are officially launching a new publication titled - Struggles of La Via Campesina for Agrarian Reform…

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Third UN Session for a Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations & Human Rights

23 October 2017 @ 8 h 00 min - 27 October 2017 @ 19 h 00 min BST

Social organisations and movements, communities affected by the operations of transnational corporations and others fighting for social and environmental justice around the world will march to Geneva in October 2017 (23rd to 26th) in what will be the third week of mobilization for the establishment of a treaty that imposes on states and corporations international obligations to guarantee the access of the affected communities, groups and individuals whose human rights have been violated by transnational corporations to justice. A delegation…

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November 2017

People’s Climate Summit, Bonn, Germany: 03-07 November 2017

2 November 2017 - 19 November 2017

Starting on 3 November, thousands of people from across the world will converge in Bonn, Germany for action on climate justice. The People’s Climate Summit 2017 ending on the 7th November is an important space for social movements to act and put forward alternatives and solutions to capitalism and its global climate crisis. Just in this year, we witnessed several disasters due to increased impacts of climate change, both in scale and intensity: hurricanes, floods, tropical storms, droughts, heat waves…

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INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF MIGRATION AND WAGE WORK

2 November 2017 @ 8 h 00 min - 5 November 2017 @ 17 h 00 min GMT

In response to the current attack against migrants and refugees from the northern states, the International Collective of Migration and Salaried Work, calls the International Meeting on Migration and Wage Work from November 2 to 5, 2017 at the border of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Currently, the border between Mexico and the United States is not only the epicenter of the anti-immigrant offensive, it is also the spearhead of the resistance of migrants to face the economic system of exclusion. Objective:…

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December 2017

Peoples’ Summit: “WTO Out! Building Sovereignty”

11 December 2017 @ 8 h 00 min - 14 December 2017 @ 17 h 00 min GMT

La Via Campesina is calling upon social movements and civil society organisations of the world to mobilise and organise our resistances against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), build solidarity alliances and to participate in the Peoples' Summit “WTO Out! Building Sovereignty”, from the 11-13 December, coinciding with the XI WTO Ministerial in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To download the preliminary agenda of the Peoples' Summit, click here To download the agenda of La Via Campesina delegation…

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March 2018

International Women’s Day

8 March 2018 @ 0 h 00 min - 20 March 2018 @ 23 h 59 min GMT

On International Women’s Day, we, the women of La Via Campesina - peasants, indigenous women, Afro-descendants, mestizas, fishers, pastoralists, women from urban and rural areas, belonging to different organisations with different forms of mobilisation and activism - want to salute the women workers of the world. A tribute to the women who gave their lives, in the struggle for the rights of women in different areas, who suffered torture, sexual and moral violations, who were disappeared, imprisoned, beheaded, massacred for…

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April 2018

April 17th, the International Day of Peasant’s Struggle

17 April 2018 @ 8 h 00 min - 30 April 2018 @ 17 h 00 min BST

Every year, on the 17th of April, the International Day of Peasant’s Struggle of La Via Campesina, we commemorate the massacre of the landless peasants in 1996 in Eldorado dos Carajás, Brazil while struggling for comprehensive agrarian reform. During the protest, the Brazilian military police in the Amazonian State of Pará attacked members of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) blockading a highway, killing 19 and injuring hundreds of peasants. This #April17, in continuing the peasant struggle, we mobilise against Free…

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September 2018

September 10 | International Day Against WTO and Free Trade Agreements

10 September 2018 @ 0 h 00 min - 20 September 2018 @ 23 h 59 min BST

On the 10th of September 2003, while protesting outside the WTO ministerial in Cancun, Mexico, farmer Lee Kyung Hae sacrificed his life by stabbing himself. That tragic incident exposed the destructive effects of WTO on the lives of millions of peasants globally. In memory of farmer Lee and the continuing struggles of peasants in resisting the neo-liberal agenda of WTO, La Via Campesina marks September 10 as the International Day Against WTO and Free Trade Agreements. Read our call for…

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