United States-México border: Migrant farm workers and food producers' action on Women's Day | #March8
- Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 16:17
Announcement from Border Agricultural Workers Project, members of the NA Region of La Vía Campesina.
150 local employees, mostly women lost their jobs without severance continue to demand justice.
El Paso, Texas: This Wednesday, March 8, on International Women's Day at 10am at the former Bruce Food Corporation employees are gathering at the location of the Teasdale Foods Co, (Formerly Bruce Foods) 8000 Ashley Rd. to stand against the inappropriate treatment and firing of the Bruce Foods employees. The majority of this group of discarded workers- after so many years of exploitation- are women, some of them heads of household who suddenly lost their income to support their families. The public and the media are invited to join us to report this gross injustice against food workers and their families.
- Published on Monday, 06 March 2017 15:50
Brussels, 3 March 2017
Peasant Movement joins demonstrations in Rome on 25 March: For healthy and quality food, decent work, and a just and sustainable agricultural policy in Europe
The European Coordination Vía Campesina along with allied groups and grassroots networks from throughout Europe will be mobilizing this 25 March in Rome– on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome – for another Europe, for one that cares for its People, and for an agricultural policy that provides quality food, decent income and livelihoods for producers and workers and protects the environment.
- Published on Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:23
They also demanded that farmers arrested from the protest site be immediately released.
Kanpur, India: Since 21 November 2016, farmers in Lahurmau village of Kanpur, whose lands were acquired to build a Nyveli-owned thermal power plant, have been staging an indefinite strike by the banks of Yamuna river.
These farmers from neighbouring eight villages allege that the construction at the site have already begun even before they have received compensations for their lost land and livelihoods. Nearly 1850 farmers in these villages are directly affected by the power project.
- Published on Monday, 27 February 2017 20:06
For the women of La Via Campesina from all over the world, 8th of March is a day of struggle, resistance and denunciation of the capitalist system, transnational corporations (TNCs), patriarchy and masochism. These oppress, exploit and violate women. It's also a day of solidarity with women’s struggles.
As peasant women, we are fully committed to the struggle for food sovereignty as a solution for systemic change. This includes our struggle for access to land, water, health and seeds. We use agroecology as a political practice which envisions a world built on the principles of justice and equity.
In recent times, we have seen an increase in violence against women. Our struggles and resistances are being criminalised in a context of growing conservatisms, dismantling of public policies and violations of long-fought-for women’s rights.