- Published on Thursday, 12 April 2012 00:00
International Peasant’s Day Struggle will take place April 17 and the Centro de Trabajadores Agrícolas Fronterizos in El Paso is calling on the community to join them for a food sovereignty call to action rally. Food sovereignty is the right to produce food on one’s own territory. The rally and other events will take place at CTAF, located at 201 E. Ninth Ave.
CTAF is a regional organization that feeds, houses and advocates for the welfare of farm workers in the border region. The International Peasant’s Day of Struggle was started by La Vía Campesina (The Peasants’ Way), an international organization that was founded in 1993 by farmers’ organizations from Europe, Latin America and Africa.
One of the biggest issues that La Vía Campesina is fighting against is land grabbing.
- Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:03
Title : Combatting Monsanto. Grassroots resistance to the corporate power of agribusiness in the era of the ‘green economy’ and a changing climate
Year : 2012
Language: English (Available in French and Spanish)
Content: This report provides snapshots of frontline struggles against Monsanto and other biotech corporations pushing genetically modified (GM) crops. It shows that small-holder and organic farmers, local communities and social movements around the world are resisting and rejecting Monsanto, and the agro-industrial model that it represents.
Edition: FOEI, La Via Campesina, Combat Monsanto
- Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 15:35
FOEI, La Via Campesina and Combat Monsanto Media advisory
WASHINGTON (US) / MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY), PARIS (FRANCE), APRIL 4, 2012
– Today, the day that biotech giant Monsanto (NYSE: MON) releases its second quarter earnings, a new report by civil society organisations shows that around the world small-holder and organic farmers, local communities and social movements are increasingly resisting and rejecting Monsanto, and the agro-industrial model that it represents.
The new report, jointly produced by La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth International and Combat Monsanto - available in English, French and Spanish  - provides snapshots of frontline struggles against Monsanto and other agrochemical corporations pushing genetically modified (GM) crops onto farmers and into the environment.
“This report demonstrates that the increasingly vocal objections from social movements and civil society organisations are having an impact on the introduction of GM crops.” said Josie Riffaud from La Via Campesina.
The testimonies and analysis contained in this report aim to inspire and unite consumers, activists and communities against the abuses carried out by Monsanto and other biotech corporations around the world.
- Published on Monday, 26 March 2012 15:49
Bamako, on March 22, 2012
Following the events that occurred in the night of March 21, 2012 in Bamako and in the regions, the Forum of Civil Society Organisations of Mali has held a meeting at its headquarters.
After analysis and review of the situation, the Forum of Civil Society Organizations condemns, as a principle all forms of coup d'état and acts of violence for the settlement of problems within the Malian nation. The Civil Society Forum takes note of the declaration made on March 22, 2012 by the CNRDR, and among them the following points:
- The establishment of an inclusive Government of National Unity to be constituted after consultation with all the active social forces of the country;
- The non-confiscation of power;
- The restoration of national unity and territorial integrity;
- The commitment to work with all forces of the nation without any distinction;