Category Archives: International solidarity

Via Campesina Europe’s Position on the European seed legislation reform

POSITION OF EUROPEAN COORDINATION VIA CAMPESINA ON THE MARKETING OF SEEDS, PLANT HEALTH AND CONTROLS Working document of December 5, 2012 At the beginning of November 2012 the European Commission presented four non-official positions („non-papers‰) outlining new regulations on the … Continue reading

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Via Campesina after COP18 on climate and agriculture

Source: http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/-climate-change-and-agrofuels-mainmenu-75/1350-governments-produce-blank-pages-in-doha-for-planet-s-future-la-via-campesina-farmers-are-cooling-the-planet Published on Friday, 07 December 2012 08:18 La Via Campesina – Press release (Jakarta, 6 December 2012) – As the climate negotiations come to a close, the industrialized countries insist on inaction for the next decade, finding even … Continue reading

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Short Film on Rural Women’s Voices of Resistence and Resilience

The People’s Coalition for Food Sovereignty is happy to share with you a short film which connects the struggles of rural women in South-East Asia and Eastern Africa and shows their responses to their struggles by organizing collectively to support their … Continue reading

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La Via Campesina farmers are cooling the planet

Source: http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/-climate-change-and-agrofuels-mainmenu-75/1350-governments-produce-blank-pages-in-doha-for-planet-s-future-la-via-campesina-farmers-are-cooling-the-planet Governments produce blank pages in Doha for planet’s future; La Via Campesina farmers are cooling the planet Published on Friday, 07 December 2012 08:18 La Via Campesina – Press release (Jakarta, 6 December 2012) – As the climate … Continue reading

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Report of the Food Sovereignty Meeting on Land Issues

Source: http://www.nyelenieurope.net/en/news/70-report-of-the-food-sovereignty-meeting-on-land-issues FOOD SOVEREIGNTY MEETING ON LAND ISSUES AT FIRENZE 10+10 (ACCESS TO LAND AND LAND TENURE) In frame of the European Social Forum, Firenze 10+10, held in Firenze, Italy on 8-11. November 2012, (http://www.firenze1010.eu/) the Nyeleni Europe Movement for … Continue reading

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Paraguay peasant leader Vidal Vega shot dead

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-205759872 The leader of a landless peasant movement in Paraguay involved in a land dispute with a powerful politician has been shot dead. Vidal Vega had been co-operating with an inquiry into the deaths of 11 of his supporters … Continue reading

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Reoccupy the ZAD on Saturday

We are already appealing for communal kitchens, marquees, musicians, batucudas, hut kits, materials, tools, tractors… looking forward for the reoccupation. All enquiries to: reclaimthezad@riseup.net For info, see zad.nadir.org/spip.php?article175 ___________________________________________________________________________ CALL FOR A REOCCUPATION DEMONSTRATION, 17 November 2012, in the “Zone … Continue reading

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Solidarity with MST in Brazil

Our partners at the Landless Workers Movement in Brazil need your help. Under the Brazilian Constitution, landless families have the right to occupy arable land that is not being used in order to grow food to feed themselves. The small … Continue reading

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Agribusiness as Usual: The Death of Peasant Farming

http://www.argentinaindependent.com/currentaffairs/62260/ by Hugh Davies, 31 October 2012. On 10th October, Miguel Galván was murdered, stabbed to death in the doorway of his own home. Almost one year earlier, Cristian Ferreyra had been shot and killed in his house. Both men … Continue reading

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Seed Sovereignty: How Patents Can Wipe Out Tomorrow’s Dinner

Source: http://www.thenextwomen.com/2012/10/25/seed-sovereignty-how-patents-can-wipe-out-tomorrow-s-dinner 25 October 2012 by Alyssa Jade McDonald Movements usually start with a small beginning, and in the case of food security, the seed is the source of all power. For our future meals, and for our actions of … Continue reading

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