Actions and Events
- Published on Friday, 28 October 2016 18:42
At the ongoing negotiations in Geneva, of the Open Ended Inter Governmental Working Group (OEIWG) at United Nations, Juliana Fernandes on behalf of International Association of Democratic Lawyers and MAB (a grassroots national organization from Brasil) and La Via Campesina spoke about the urgent need to have a Binding Treaty to hold TNCs accountable for human rights violations.
Here is the text of her speech.
We speak on behalf of International Association of Democratic Lawyers and MAB, a grassroots national organization from Brasil, struggling in defense of the rights of communities affected by dams and for a peoples energy project. MAB is part of the Via Campesina International.
Honduras Mission in Geneva refuses to acknowledge receipt of letter seeking justice for the murder of community defenders
- Published on Thursday, 27 October 2016 19:56
On Thursday, 27th October 2016, organizations and social movements of the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity, delivered a letter to the Permanent Mission of Honduras in Geneva seeking justice in the murders of community defenders in the Central American country. The letter demands protection for threatened defenders.
You can see the copy of the letter in Spanish here
However, the Mission of Honduras refused to sign the acknowledgment receipt of the letter, which contains about 100 signatures from organizations from five continents, but it was delivered either way.
- Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 21:33
Friends of the Earth Europe & the European Coordination Via Campesina
Cluj-Napoca, October 25th – the largest-ever European meeting on food sovereignty starts today, as over 500 people from over 40 countries gather to discuss how to reclaim our ever-more corporate-controlled food and farming system. 
The second European Nyéléni Forum for Food Sovereignty runs from October 26-30, and brings together farmers, fisherfolk, pastoralists, gardeners, food and agricultural workers, researchers, activists and many more.
For Jyoti Fernandes, peasant farmer from the UK and coordination committee member for the European Coordination Via Campesina, « the convergence here in Cluj of so many sectors and constituencies of society is essential in transforming and strengthening our food systems in Europe, based on agroecology. From the farm to the plate, the economic, environmental, social and public health stakes of food production must mobilize all levels of society – local, national and international. Here, in Nyéléni Europe, this is happening.»
The impacts of the actions of TNCs on peasant communities | Full text of the speech by Federico Pacheco | #BindingTreaty
- Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 20:46
At the ongoing negotiations in Geneva, of the Open Ended Inter Governmental Working Group (OEIWG) at United Nations, Federico Pacheco of the Union of Land Workers of Andalusia intervened to denounce the actions of transnationals pushing a model of industrial agriculture that pollutes the environment, monopolizes and privatizes the commons, and exploits workers and producers. Here is the full text of the speech.