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April 2016

Every day should be international day of peasants’ struggles

18 April 2016 @ 0 h 00 min BST

First published by euobserver  Brussels, 18 April, 2016 The 20th anniversary of the International Day of Peasants’ and Farmers’ Struggle was marked on Sunday – a date that highlights the persecution and violence suffered by peasants and farmers around the world. It’s probably a date not many people have even heard of. Another one of those “international days of something really, really important” that passes by almost daily. But consider this: Peasants and small farmers make up half of the…

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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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April 2017

Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI) to organise around the Int’l Day of Peasant Struggles (April 17) and Rights of Peasants Day (April 20)

17 April 2017 @ 0 h 00 min - 27 April 2017 @ 0 h 00 min BST

For peasants in Indonesia, two dates in April – the 17th and the 20th – hold massive significance in their persistent struggle for peasants’ rights. 17 April, the day of Eldorado dos Carajás massacre in 1996, when 19 peasants were killed while struggling to defend their land, is marked as the International Day of Peasant Struggles. On this day, members of the Indonesian Peasant Union(SPI) join their sisters and brothers in La Via Campesina around the world, holding solidarity events,…

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Global Map of Actions: Peasants Day, 17 April 2017

17 April 2017 @ 0 h 00 min BST

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July 2017

VII International Conference: Youth Assembly

16 July 2017 @ 8 h 00 min - 17 July 2017 @ 13 h 00 min BST

Youth Assembly  Dates: 16 July and 17 July (until noon) Venue: Hotel-Seminario en Derio, Bizkaia (5 minutes from Loiu airport) The IVth International Youth Assembly of La Via Campesina will take place in Derio, Basque Country this week as part and will precede the VIIth International Conference of La Via Campesina, set to begin from 19 July. Young peasants from all the regions of La Via Campesina are expected to attend and participate in the assembly.    

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VII International Conference: Women’s Assembly

17 July 2017 @ 13 h 00 min - 18 July 2017 @ 17 h 00 min BST

The Fifth International Women's Assembly of La Via Campesina will take place in Derio, Basque Country from 17-18 July. It precedes the VIIth International Conference of the peasant movement that is set to officially begin from the 19th July. Dates: 17 -18 July Venue: Hotel-Seminario en Derio, Bizkaia (5 minutes from Loiu airport)

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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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