- Published on Monday, 13 February 2017 20:05
La Vía Campesina strongly condemns the brutal and intentional murder of our comrade Suleiman Hammad, an 85-year-old Palestinian farmer who on February 8th, 2017 was run over by an Israeli settler, while walking to work on his land near Al-Khader Village, south of Bethlehem.
We send our condolences and solidarity to his family and our sister organization, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) of Palestine.
The International Treaty of Seed - FAO refuses to collaborate in biopiracy: INRA and CIRAD must do the same!
- Published on Friday, 10 February 2017 19:44
The ITPGRFA (1) has decided to withdraw from its partnership with DivSeek, a consortium of agricultural research centers that organizes biopiracy at global level. This is the first victory of Via Campesina, which in 2014 denounced this planning of the flight of all the seeds of the world, before being supported in 2015 by many "southern" governments and NGOs.
DivSeek was set up with money from the World Bank to carry out the genetic sequencing of all the seeds held in the genebanks of the various countries of the planet.
Resolution: Call to action in support of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and against the Dakota Access Pipeline
- Published on Friday, 10 February 2017 13:23
The North American Region of La Via Campesina sends its most sincere solidarity to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the water defenders in their heroic struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and in defense of Mother Nature and their sacred land.
We demand that the federal government respect the territorial sovereignty of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Finally, we call upon all of our members and allies of the North American Region of La Via Campesina to mobilize, firmly and widely, to stop the repression and violence by the police and the state against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who are protecting their water for all of us, as well as their ancestral land, and their sovereignty.
Image: Juan Fuentes/Justseeds
- Published on Thursday, 09 February 2017 21:50
Appeal to the world's free people
The Union of Agricultural Work committees (UAWC) and its agricultural committees strongly condemn the murder of the Palestinian farmer, Suleiman Hammad, 85 years old, after an Israeli settler on Wednesday, 8th February, 2017 had run over him on the 60 bypass road near Al-Khader village, southern Bethlehem while he is going to his land.
The brutal killing of Suleiman Hammad is part of the Israeli systematic violation of the right to life which is one of the most basic human rights to all people. This killing came after just days of the Israeli approval of law to legalize West Bank settlement spots that is built unlawfully on Palestinian land classified as area "C" according to Oslo agreement which will lead to the theft of more Palestinian land.