English | Español
28 January 2013 | Videos | Summit of the Peoples - Santiago de Chile | Free Honduras | No to the coup d’état in Paraguay | Resisting neoliberalism | Forests and biodiversity | Human rights | Gender | Extractive industries
Download: MP3 (2.9 Mb)
Colombian activist, Lyda Forero, of the Transnational Institute summarized some of the most important outcomes of the plenary sessions of the Summit of the Peoples and its final declaration.
The event came to an end on Sunday without the visit of Bolivian President Evo Morales.
According to Forero, the plenary sessions on Saturday and Sunday shared the rejection to the commodification of nature and life, the financiarization of all sectors of economy and the financial dictatorship by the European Union (EU).
There were also concrete solidarity proposals with specific struggles, for the withdrawal of the UN troops from Haiti, in solidarity with Honduras and Paraguay (who have suffered Coups d’ Etat recently (2009 and 2012 respectively).
The plenary sessions also acknowledged feminism as a way to struggle against the patriarchal capitalist system and called to strengthen the struggles against transnational corporations and in defense of Well Living.
The final declaration, according to Forero, makes reference to the discussions and outcomes of the plenary sessions, and in this way it is very diverse. The document features the global crisis as an environmental, social, economic, financial and energy crisis.
The declaration also criticizes extractivism, the destruction of social policies in Europe and the deepening of neoliberal policies both in Europe and in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Photo: Cintia Barenho (CEA/MMM)
A two-and-a-half year process of work which resulted in a meeting with several thousand Brazilian peasants; “a process that didn´t start now, and that won´t end here”, said Itelvina Massioli, national leader of the peoples´ struggle for land, agrarian reform and food sovereignty, in interview with Real World Radio after the 6th Congress of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST).
Radio Mundo Real 2003 - 2014 Todo el material aquí publicado está bajo una licencia Creative Commons (Atribución - Compartir igual). El sitio está realizado con Spip, software libre especializado en publicaciones web... y hecho con cariño.