- Published on Friday, 16 September 2016 13:36
La Via Campesina's e-newsletter, August 2016 edition, is now available. This edition of the newsletter carries news about the World Social Forum held in Canada, the International Day of Struggle Against the WTO (September 10th), and more other news from the regions and the youth. We share also various videos taken during the World Social Forum. Here is the link to the newsletter. Hope you enjoy reading it and please do share it widely. Globalise the struggle! Globalise hope!
- Published on Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:33
We come from 43 nations, and 4 continents. We have different cultures, life experiences and we speak different languages. Although this diversity, there is something that unites us beyond being part of the same generation: the systemic violence that we all are subjected. This condition conforms to our identity that expressed internationally in the struggle, as a form of resistance from youth to imperialism.
Gathered in the city of Maricá, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil between 21 and 25 June 2016, we young fighters over 115 organizations, conducted the International Meeting of Struggling Youth - Women Kobane. These days we reaffirm our commitment to building an international articulation of Struggling Youth, with anti-imperialist, anti-colonialist, anti-capitalist, anti-neoliberal and anti- patriarchal character.
We live in a period of multiple crises, which calls into question the capitalist system, as we know it. Witnessed the worsening of the global economic crisis, which began in 2008 in the center of the system, and now spreading globally, causing a brutal increase of unemployment, poverty, massive immigration flows. Despite the wars promoted by imperialism as a means of accelerating economic activity and expand the domination and exploitation of territories and resources, there is not a way out of perspective to this crisis. With this, the violence of capital enhances the social crisis, causing police repression, genocide of the poorest people, especially the youth.
- Published on Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:13
The International Mission of Solidarity with Colombia: Assessment of land and human rights situation
The international Mission of Solidarity with Colombia will take place between the 20th and 24th of September, organized by La Vía Campesina International and CLOC (La Coordinadora Latinoamérica de Organizaciones del Campo). The intention of the event is as follows:
- To support the peasant movement in demanding the fulfillment of the agreements reached with the Colombian government.
- To show solidarity regarding the violations of human rights.
Special attention will be directed to the monitoring of the enforcement of the Voluntary Guidelines of Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests, given the commitment of the Colombian government to implement them.
- Published on Thursday, 08 September 2016 10:07
On September the 10th, the International Day of Action Against WTO, La Via Campesina, the International Peasant Movement that brings together over 200 million peasants from 164 member organisations in 73 countries, commemorates the death of Lee Kyung Hae and continues to struggle to END WTO.
Last year in Kenya, Nairobi at the 10th WTO ministerial meeting trade negotiations had to be rescued on the last hour to save face as WTO sought to reinvent and seek legitimacy in Africa. WTO members held their first informal meeting of agriculture negotiations post the Nairobi meeting on 8 March this year to discuss the way forward on agriculture talks. We must increasingly mobilise to END WTO and to leave agriculture out of the WTO as they prepare for the 11th ministerial meeting in 2017.