Colombia: “The People Confront the Continent’s Most Violent Oligarchy”

Carlos Aznarez People marched in the southern neighborhoods of the Bogota and in the center to protest the national and local government’s management of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Johan González – Colombia Informa | Peoples Dispatch In order to deepen the information about what has been happening in Colombia since the arrival of a large…

To Defend Life, People of the “Sacred Grounds” Release Anti-Bolsonaro Manifesto

Marina Duarte de Souza Members of “sacred ground” communities believe that ousting Bolsonaro and Mourão is the only path towards a society without racism – Amanda Oliveira/GOVBA With the backdrop of the heavy drums that sound off the call to Xangô, the deity representing justice in Afro-Brazilian religions, leadership of the peoples of the “terreiro” –…

In Times of COVID19 the Peasant Struggle is a Universal Struggle for Life

Ollantay Itzamná Peasant Quechua One of the bases of the concept of development was and is the greatest possible distance of the human being from the earth as an inert element for the economy. The earth was associated with dirt, contagion and unpleasantness. Even sin. Prominent Greek philosophers believed that educated people should not touch…

International Day of Peasant Struggle: Peasant Rights and COVID-19

Pramesh Pokharel Today, April 17, is the International Day of Peasant Struggle. Millions of peasants around the world celebrate this day since 1996. Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, La Via Campesina has issued the slogan, ‘stay home but not silent – in the times of pandemic, peasants are united to feed the people.’ Our 180…

Declaration of the International Solidarity Mission of La Via Campesina in Venezuela

(Caracas, Friday 31 January 2020) The delegation of La Via Campesina composed of representatives from Europe, North America, South America and Central America together with popular journalists from Africa and South America, announce to the national and international community that we have concluded the First International Solidarity Mission in Venezuela, carried out from 20 to…

Colombia: Peace Depends on Agrarian Reform

Breno Altman Peace Depends on Agrarian Reform, Former Colombian President Ernesto Samper Declares Samper, who ruled the country between 1995 and 1998, warns of the risks of a return to armed conflict, if the terms of the 2016 agreement are not respected. Born in Bogotá 69 years ago, lawyer and economist, Ernesto Samper presided over…

Criminalization and Judicialization of the Peasant People

Ketsy Medina Sifontes On August 22 of this year, around eight in the morning, Paula Guillermina Lovera, 42 years old, and her grandson, 8 years old, were in their house located in Las Ventanas, in the municipality of San Gerónimo de Guayabal, Guárico state, when people dressed in civilian clothes, verbally identifying themselves as police…

Bolivia: Land in the Hands of Those Who Work It

Nara Romero Rams Eighty percent of Bolivia’s arable land is in the hands of peasants, a policy implemented by the government of President Evo Morales since 2006 that benefited 48,634 farming families. The distribution of three million 366,589 hectares to date for the production of vegetables, tubers, fruit trees and other products for the family…