Letter to World Leaders on the Occasion of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate

International People’s Assembly It is common knowledge that we are at a decisive moment for human survival and for the biodiversity of our planet. There is a serious environmental and public health crisis, caused by crimes committed continuously by the greed for profit. The research and scientific data are more and more evident, which you…

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 —…

South Africa: eKhenana Residents are Tilling for Freedom

Nomfundo Xolo 9 June 2020: Yongama Nonkula, a resident of eKhenana in Cato Manor, Durban, shows some of the beans harvested from the community garden where residents grow their own food. Residents of eKhenana, a land occupation in Cato Manor, Durban, have started planting vegetables. Food sovereignty and other forms of self-sufficiency, they say, will…

Abahlali baseMjondolo: Building Food Sovereignty from Below

There was a serious problem of hunger in South Africa before the Covid-19 lockdown as a result of the long history of colonial dispossession, exploitation and abandonment, all of which continued under the rule of the ANC. There has also been a serious problem with the limited food support that is offered by the state…

The Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC) at 25 Years

Osvaldo León In February 1994, in Lima (Perú), under the slogan “United in Defense of Life, Land, Work and Production” the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC) was officially established.  Eighty-four (84) organizations from 18 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean came together for this historic moment.  This became possible as a result…

Struggle and Popular Resistance: How Angola’s Independence Was Consolidated

Augusto Juncal The physical and psychological scars, in people like Angolans and Mozambicans, are still evident. 43 years ago, on 11 November 1975, the Angolan people, after years of brutal war, declared their independence Fifty-seven years ago, in 1961, a rebellion broke out in what was then one of Portugal’s African colonies, its most coveted…

Brazil: Bill Re-Introduced Criminalizing Social Movements as Terrorists

Cristiane Sampaio After Brazil’s presidential elections, the country’s Congress got back to its normal activities, placing an array of conservative topics on the agenda. One of the pieces of legislation that stand out is a Senate bill that describes criminal activities classified as terrorism and could lead to the formal criminalization of people’s movements. The bill…