Peasants’ Rights

17 April – International Day of Peasant Struggles | Call to Action

The International Day of Peasant Struggles is commemorated by La Via Campesina every year on 17 April to remember the Eldorado do Carajás massacre in 1996. On this day, we also highlight and denounce the continued criminalization, oppression, and repression of peasants worldwide.

Pakistan: Peasants protest hike in oil prices

Farmers held a protest on Thursday (16 February) against the increase in the prices of petroleum products and the sales tax rate on farm inputs, fearing it will enhance their cost of production.