- Published on Thursday, 16 April 2009 11:24
- Published on Wednesday, 15 April 2009 07:17
Ignoring criticism by numerous organizations, the Harper government began the process of ratification of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement in spite of incessant violence and serious human rights violations in Colombia.
On March 26, the Harper government presented the CC-FTA in the House of Commons to begin the process of ratification, at the same time as it presented the Law. Canadian representatives have 21 days to open a debate that could stop the ratification.
SOS-Colombia calls a mobilization to demonstrate to the Canadian government that we do not want to be accomplices to the regime of terror that exists in Colombia in the name of the economy!
- Published on Wednesday, 15 April 2009 07:04
Media Advisory / La Via Campesina – AIAB
(Brussels/Rome April 15, 2009) La Via Campesina will be mobilising against the meeting of the Agricultural ministers of the G8 in Treviso in Italy from the 17th to 20th of April. The G8, as well as representatives of China, India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Egypt will be meeting to discuss “technical” issues related to hunger and the food crisis internationally.
La Via Campesina is an International movemnent of peasant farmers with more than 200 million members worldwide, many of whom have been victims of the neo-liberal policies promoted by the G8 in the past. With the financial crisis these policies have been shown to be inefficient, and neo-liberalism to be an ideology which has failed to alleviate hunger and protect the rights of peasants across the globe.
- Published on Tuesday, 14 April 2009 09:46
17 April: International Day of Peasant's Struggle
On the eve of international day of peasants, Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee in collaboration with Anjaman Mozareen Punjab will hold a two days peasant conference in Pakistan. The conference will take place on 17-18 April 2009 at Okara and Lahore. The conference will be kicked of by a mass rally of peasants where over 20,000 peasants are expected to attend. There will be cultural programme including street theaters and revolutionary poetry.
On 18 April, the conference will shift to Lahore where there will be discussions of why lands must be distributed among the poor peasants, Mozareen and agricultural workers. Several leading social and political activists and leaders will read their papers on the question.