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…

Peoples Mobilization: Crucial Negotiations in Geneva for a Globally Binding Treaty on TNCs

Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity Historic process continues at the UN: This week states enter substantive negotiations of the text of a binding treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. PRESS RELEASE: 14 October 2019, Geneva: The United Nations (UN) Inter-governmental Working…

USMCA Pits Rural People in Each Country Against One Another

Numerous sections of the [US-Mexico-Canada] agreement propose trade policy changes that will worsen the social, economic, and environmental crises facing rural communities across North America. Many of problem areas in the agreement include: the privileging of corporate interests over those of laborers and family farmers; the focused attempt to attack Mexico’s ability to protect its…

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…

Via Campesina: Burning the Amazon is a Crime Against Humanity

La Via Campesina Wildfires become more common as the dry season approaches in the Amazon; ranchers and farmers use them to clear land for crops and pasture – Créditos: Reproduction Greenpeace – Daniel Beltra ” />Wildfires become more common as the dry season approaches in the Amazon; ranchers and farmers use them to clear land…

The Barinas Massacre: La Via Campesina Stands in Solidarity with Our CRBZ

La Via Campesina, the international peasant movement that brings together 200 million members in hundreds of social movements throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas denounces to the entire world the BARINAS MASSACRE which took place 27 July 2019. In it, six militants of our movement in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, including a pregnant…