- Published on Friday, 08 March 2013 19:11
The mirror of our struggles
(March 8, 2013) Viacampesina TV is a mirror of our daily lives, our dreams and our struggles. La Via Campesina took the opportunity of its 20th anniversary to launch a new website, full of voices, faces, people and music. It gathers both audio-visual and cultural creations of the peasant organizations, whether members of La Via Campesina or not, with material produced by friends, allies, or occasionally by mainstream media.
- Published on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 21:37
Letter to all MEPs prior to the vote on the 4 reports of the CAP reform 2014-2020
Dear Sir or Madam, Members of the European Parliament,
At the March plenary, you will be voting on the 4 reports on the CAP reform 2014-2020.
European citizens, both taxpayers and consumers, are very attached to diversified European agriculture, present throughout the territory, and largely composed of small and medium-sized family farms. However the CAP reform proposed by the European Commission in October 2011 and amended by the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament (Comagri) in January 2013, allows a very uneven use of CAP direct payments to farms to continue.
- Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:53
Bhartiya Kisan Union Farmers at protest against EU India FTA in Feb 2012
Farmers and trade unions of India have been protesting against the undemocratic EU India free trade agreement. Over the last couple of months, the alliance of organizations called the Anti FTA front has written 872 letters to important officials, organizations and political parties including the Prime Minister and the Members of Parliament about this unfair trade deal. “There are serious impacts on food security, livelihood security of millions of farmers and small retailers and we haven't even been informed or consulted about the EU India FTA,” said Rakesh Tikait of Bhartiya Kisan Union a member of La Via Campesina. In fact no impact studies have been made available even to the Indian parliament or state governments, let alone the ordinary people of India whose lives are at stake. Ironically, the Indian government has left no stone unturned to show its urgency and deep commitment to European business making media statements about its plans to swiftly conclude the EU India FTA by March this year.
- Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 06:34
International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th around the world, is a day to commemorate the struggle and honor the memory of working women of the country and the city, feminists, and women who struggle against capitalism. We are daughters, mothers, relatives, friends, and acquaintances of women who have given their lives to the struggle for our rights, justice, and an end to discrimination.