Historic Farmers’ Parade Takes Center Stage on India’s Republic Day

Peoples Dispatch Photo: Newsclick On January 26, which is celebrated as India’s Republic Day, tens of thousands of farmers rode into the capital New Delhi. Their demand: the withdrawal of three laws that were pushed through parliament in an undemocratic manner January 26, the day India became a Republic, is traditionally celebrated at Rajpath —…

Colombia: Fensuagro Denounces the Serious Human Rights Violation Against its Organization

La Via Campesina Communiqué The National Federation of Agricultural Unions – FENSUAGRO denounces before the national and international community the serious human rights situation against our organization. Facts: On November 3, 2020, Elsa Nury Martínez Silva, leader and current president of FENSUAGRO, received a pamphlet from the Aguilas Negras – Bloque Capital through WhatsApp. The…

Caribbean Food Sovereignty During Covid-19

Kasmine D. ForbesCassava production in Colombia’s southwestern Cauca department (Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT). Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, disruptions to global food and agriculture prompted Caribbean nation-states to increase local food production to enhance regional food security. In the wake of such efforts, the Caribbean Agricultural Research Institute (CARDI) unveiled a comprehensive plan to support these small…

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….