01 May 2020: Building Solidarity, Resistance and Hope Among Peoples

This #MayDay, as La Via Campesina, we reaffirm that workers’ rights are also peasants rights! Harassment observed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic adds to the violence historically perpetrated against our peoples. The focus of the news on this pandemic should not make us forget the systemic and systematic violence against peasants and other…

Via Campesina Brazil: Save Lives to Save the Economy

Brasil de Fato According to Via Campesina, the repeatedly irresponsible attitude of the government with regards to public health measures has aggravated the crisis. Photo: ABr Amid the rapid increase of cases of COVID-19, Via Campesina Brazil released a public statement on Monday, March 30, suggesting solutions to guarantee the protection of the Brazilian people….

Food Sovereignty in an Era of Authoritarian and Fascist Resurgence

The new edition of the Nyéléni Newsletter is now online!  In every region of the world, we are seeing the rise and consolidation of social, political and cultural forces that are racist, xenophobic, misogynist, male chauvinist, homo-lesbo-transphobic, anti-pacifist, anti-democratic and totalitarian. (…) The authoritarian/fascist regimes that have risen over the past decade are notably dangerous…

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…

Brazil: MST in Paraná Mobilizes for Land, Life and Dignity

Peoples Dispatch Ratinho Junior, No more violence! Photo: MST Hundreds of landless rural workers are participating in the “Peasant Resistance Vigil: for land, life and dignity” in Cascavel in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná. The vigil, which began on December 28, 2019, is in defense of the land where over 200 landless families live…