- Published on Monday, 19 August 2013 19:54
Rural Women Assembly, Via Campesina Africa 1 and the Peoples’ Dialogue Press statement
Lilongwe (Malawi), 18 August 2013 – Peoples Dialogue, Via Campesina, the Rural Women Assembly, together with other movements, have met for two days, and came up with came out with alternative practical solutions to end rural poverty and promote people-driven development in the Southern Africa Development Community region (SADC). These alternative solutions on issues that affect directly lives of the small-scale farmers and rural women movements from across the region were handed over to representatives of the Heads of SADC states on Saturday 17.
The SADC Heads of States gathered in Lilongwe, Malawi, at their 33rd ordinary Summit, from 16th to 17th August 2013.
La Vía Campesina International’s new action plan reclaims food sovereignty and agro-ecological production
- Published on Monday, 19 August 2013 18:58
Twenty years after La Vía Campesina International was founded, the global network of rural organizations has agreed to a new worldwide action plan based on small-scale farming and agro-ecology, food sovereignty, and self-determination of communities. At the same time, the group is reaffirming its stance against transnational corporations, industrial agriculture and agri-business.
In honor of Egidio Brunetto, one of the chief leaders of Brazil’s Landless Workers´ Movement (MST) and also of La Vía Campesina International, more than 600 representatives from around the world gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia, for La Vía Campesina’s sixth conference, under the theme “For land and people’s sovereignty, in solidarity and struggle.”
- Published on Monday, 19 August 2013 18:49
(Asuncion, July 15th, 2013). The international delegation of the Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC) and La Vía Campesina present our entire support to the victims of Marine Kue; survivors, families and those who have been deprived of their liberty or suffer an imputation from the framework of the fiscal investigation.
We adhereto the requests made by the Committee of Relatives of Victims of the Marina Kue Slaughter, the Comision Sin Tierras of Marina Kue, the Articulacion Curuguaty and CLOC-Via Campesina Paraguay, in terms of:
-The immediate release of all political prisoners
- Published on Monday, 19 August 2013 18:47
Yesterday, during the morning of July 30th, 2,000 acres of Marina Kue were occupied again by a hundred farmers, demanding that the state give the land as part of land reform. They are located in the district of Yby Pytá, department of Canindeyú. This territory was protagonist of the Slaughter of Curuguaty, where 11 farmers and 6 policemen were killed in June 2012, and led a week later to an institutional coup against Fernando Lugo. In addition, they demand that charges be dropped and the peasants detained be release due to the clashes in Curuguaty.
There are about 200 police officers on site, including elite troops, under the direction of the zonal police chief, Atilio Ferreira, and representatives of the Paraguayan justice, but without any order or court document.