- Published on Friday, 15 February 2008 03:30
Press Release : La Via Campesina(Rome, 14 February 2008) Consumers around the world have seen the prices of staple food dramatically increasing over the past months, creating extreme hardship especially for the poorest communities. Over a year, wheat has doubled in price, maize is nearly 50% higher than a year ago.
- Published on Thursday, 14 February 2008 07:24
La Garrucha Declaration
Good afternoon to all the women participating in this first Encounter of Zapatista Women with Women of the World.
We women from different parts of the world, activists of the World March of Women and Via Campesina, in solidarity with the struggle of the Zapatista women, are very happy to be present at this event. Its international character, and the honesty with which our hosts have shared their experiences with us, permit the globalisation of women's struggles around the world and support to the Zapatista women and to the Zapatista movement in general.
- Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2008 15:07
(Jakarta, January 28) A coalition of Indonesian social movements march in Jakarta in 26 January, 2008 as part of the International Global Day of Action coordinated by the World Social Forum in order to confront the neoliberal World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland.
The action itself mainly consisted of around 800 women and men from coalition of workers union, fisher folks, peasant, women, environmentalist and youth. People are oppressed by current economic policies that put land, water and sea under the control of transnational companies and that undermine workers rights. Protesters raise key national issues such as the rejection to new investment law (UU No. 25/2007), import and liberalisation of food products are killing peasants, labour law, global warming and anti-debt. They march around 2 kilometers from Thamrin to Presidential Palace.
- Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2008 14:46
Just after midnight on January 1st, was the 14th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising, and the caracol of La Garrucha was alive with celebration. >From the top of a refurbished school bus we watched a mass of bodies dance to norteÃ±os below a vast sky littered with stars, and the occasional covering of fog that characterizes the mountains of the Mexican southeast.