The development of capitalism in the past two centuries has caused the conditions for the disappearance of human kind, therefore the most “urgent and important” task of the social movements is to change that model as soon as possible. Read more
The member of Food & Water Watch, Alberto Villareal, made a historic summary of the concept of food sovereignty during the Regional Forum Against Agribusiness held in Asuncion, Paraguay. Read more
MST’s Roberto Baggio’s presentation at the Forum Against Agribusiness organized by La Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth and the World March of Women Read more
Probably, the most shocking thing about the interview Real World Radio held with Miguel Lora in Asuncion is the way in which the State secretary in charge of distributing fiscal lands to peasants managed to “discover” four million hectares (that is 40 thousand square kilometers) which before Evo Morales´ administration were exploited by big landowners, and weren´t officially registered. Read more
The Agrarian Reform has been out of the official and political agendas for almost 30 years, but the pressure exerted by the social movements has caused it to be brought back to the centre of attention since 2006. Read more
The Regional Forum against Agribusiness which will start on Friday in Asunción, Paraguay, will result in the consolidation of a strategic alliance between La Vía Campesina, The World March of Women and environmentalist federation Friends of the Earth International, around common actions in defense of food sovereignty, in addition to an agenda of specific actions to organize the resistance of peasant, indigenous, gender and popular movements against the agribusiness model. Read more
“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu.
The European Union (EU) made clear this Friday in Geneva that it is ready to block the advance of the negotiations at the United Nations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations.
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