Lush Spring Prize Influence Award Winner: La Via Campesina

2017-06-02 Lush.jpgStruggles of peasants, migrant workers and indigenous peoples across the world was recognised and honoured when La Via Campesina was awarded the Lush Spring prize for 2017, in an event held at Emerson College in East Sussex recently.

The 'Influence Award' was in recognition of La Via Campesina's grassroots struggles that are calling for public policy and public opinion that promotes and supports peasant based agroecological farming in all regions of the world. 

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The Frente Brasil Popular repudiates the use of police repression and the armed forces

2017-05-25 Brasil.jpgThe Frente Brasil Popular vehemently repudiates the use of police repression and the Armed Forces, which assaulted thousands of Brazilians who participated in the March of the Working Class, jointly organized by all trade unions and the movements Frente Brasil Popular and Povo sem Medo. 

The use of the Armed Forces, thousands of tear gas bombs and rubber bullets demonstrates the current weakness of the administration of Michel Temer and his allies – a government that has become even more unstable after the numerous allegations of corruption involving the President himself.

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Political Declaration – Second Continental Assembly of the CLOC-LVC

b_350_0_16777215_00_.._es_images_II_Asamblea_CLOC_12.05.17.jpgDeclaration from the Second Continental Assembly of the CLOC-LVC

(Santandercito 4 May 2017) The Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations, CLOC-La Via Campesina, met in Santandercito, Cundinamarca, Colombia – home to Camilo Torres, María Cano, Juan de la Cruz Varela, Víctor J. Merchan. 150 delegates and 80 organisations representing peasants, indigenous, and afro-descendent peoples coming from 22 countries in Latin America also came to commemorate the Second Continental Assembly, under the slogan: Against Capitalism, for the Sovereignty of our Peoples: the Americas remain united in Struggle ­­– dedicated to the Eternal Commander Fidel Castro Ruz.

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Appeal for Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners and detainees on hunger strike in Israeli prisons

2017-05-10 - carlos_latuff.jpg09 May 2017

By Union of Agricultural Work Committee (UAWC)

To all Human Rights and human dignity defenders, 

To all who oppose Israel crimes and terrorism,

Palestinian Prisoners and detainees are on an open hunger strike for the 23rd day respectively demanding of their basic rights, Israeli brutal Occupation has detained their freedom as a punishment for their legitimate struggle against occupying their homeland, it even deprived them from their basic needs, and practices systematic repressive policies against them, which violates the International Law principles.

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