Actions and Events
- Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 04:32
Demonstration: January 21, 2017 | Potsdamer Platz, Berlin watch demo video trailer
Agri businesses: Take your hands off our food!
Together for healthy food, more rural and ecological farming and fair trade
Farming and regional food are at risk. Agri business and the Federal Government of Germany are pushing ahead with the industrialisation of agriculture and food. As a consequence the number of farms is collapsing globally, artisan food products are disappearing, as hundreds of millions of people are suffering from hunger or malnutrition. Meanwhile, pollution, biodiversity loss and the climate crisis becomes more and more crucial.
Marrakech declaration against the summit of false solutions and for a fair and sustainable future for all peoples
- Published on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 19:42
For real alternatives to preserve environmental balances and recognise climate justice, For a fair and sustainable future for all peoples
(Marrakech, November 17, 2016) We, the democratic and progressive social movements and organisations who struggle against the continuous destruction of the environment, closely followed the progress of the 22nd session of the conference of the parties (cop 22) held in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November whose organisers consider to be a ‘working conference’ or even ‘a conference for agriculture’. Having closely monitored the preparatory process of this summit and taking into consideration the context in which it is taking place, therefore, we have issued the following declaration:
- This conference is held in an international context dominated by imperialism and capitalism which impose their modes of production and distribution as well as their consumption values. Consequently, the earth is currently suffering from a dangerous environmental situation, and the planet is heading towards an unavoidable catastrophe as the temperature on earth continues to rise to the extent that the necessary elements to ensure the survival of humanity may be destroyed forever.
- Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 14:17
Farmworker Association of Florida
December 3, 1984 was a day of infamy that resounded around the world. Today, we say "No more" to poisoning of people and the planet!
Thirty-two years ago, on this day, a leak at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India resulted in a horrendous tragedy that poisoned hundreds of thousands of innocent people in the middle of the night and early morning hours of December 3rd. More than 30 tons of the pesticide methyl isocyanate were released into the air, causing widespread panic and suffering, as some 600,000 men, women and children experienced severe symptoms from exposure to the toxic gas and several thousand victims died. In the ensuing years, there have been another estimated 15,000 deaths related to the pesticide accident, and an untold number of children born with physical and/or mental health problems.
- Published on Thursday, 17 November 2016 11:15
This is an excerpt of an article by Salena Tramel, which appeared in the Huffington Post on 15th November 2016.
As the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) opened in Marrakesh this week, social justice movements have gathered in a village on its outskirts at the gateway to the Sahara to define their own proposals to combat the increasing threat of climate change. Vía Campesina, hosted by Morocco’s National Federation of Agricultural Unions (FNSA), has strategically chosen this political moment to hold a climate justice training for its constituencies and close allies with a focus on youth and women, and on strengthening its understanding of issues in the Middle East and North Africa.