Over 130 representatives from La Via Campesina International movements and allies from 4 continents, 10 regions and 28 countries met in Para State, Brazil, from April 13-17 to discuss, exchange and plan strategies around Agrarian Reform proposals. The date and place are not a coincidence. April 17, 2016, marks 20 years since the massacre of landless rural workers in El Dorado dos Carajas, Para. Since then, La Via Campesina International has established the international Day of Peasant Struggle on that date. The crime of the 19 landless peasants is still unpunished. Real World Radio shares a series of audio and video interviews in this special coverage.
Real World Radio interviewed Paula Gioia, member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft der bauerliche Landwirtschaft and the European Coordination of La Via Campesina during the International Conference on Agrarian Reform in Pará, Brazil. Watch video
One of the allied organizations present at the International Conference on Agrarian Reform, that took place in Para, Brazil, from April 13-17, was Focus on the Global South, through its Executive Director Shalmali Guttal. In an interview with Real World Radio, Shalmali talked about three aspects considered important by her to describe the situation related to the defense of common resources, and the threats they face in the Asian continent: dispossession, criminalization and impunity. Watch video
Struggles and proposals are the main element on the agenda of popular organizations of Honduras given the adverse situation experienced in the country. During the International Conference on Agrarian Reform, Real World Radio interviewed Wendy Cruz of La Via Campesina Honduras. Read more
The International Conference on Agrarian Reform of La Via Campesina International took place from April 13 – 17, in Marabá, Pará State, Brazil. The date and place were chosen for their symbolic significance. Last April 17 marked the 20th anniversary of Eldorado dos Carajás massacre, in Pará State as well. For this crime against 19 peasants that day, La Via Campesina turned this date into the International Day of Peasant Struggle. Watch video
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