- Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2009 23:55
Anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, feminist, environmentalist and socialist alternatives are necessary
By the Assembly of Social Movements
We the social movements from all over the world came together on the occasion of the 8th World Social Forum in Belém, Amazonia, where the peoples have been resisting attempts to usurp Nature, their lands and their cultures. We are here in Latin America, where over the last decade the social movements and the indigenous movements have joined forces and radically question the capitalist system from their cosmovision. Over the last few years, in Latin America highly radical social struggles have resulted in the overthrow of neoliberal governments and the empowerment of governments that have carried out many positive reforms such as the nationalisation of core sectors of the economy and democratic constitutional reforms.
- Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2009 07:34
- Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2009 07:30
Asean Peoples' Forum
BANGKOK, Feb 20 – Southeast Asian activists at the ASEAN Peoples’ Forum today urged greater coordination amongst civil society groups in the region, saying that the global financial crisis and other challenges provided opportunities for common action.
At a plenary session, the activists broached a number of solutions to the problems, and pointed to greater regional dialogue as the way forward.
Solidarity is very important, especially for those affected by the food crisis, said Henry Saragih from La Via Campesina.
- Published on Monday, 23 February 2009 06:25
Report from La Via Campesina workshopBANGKOK, Feb 21 – Years of poor land use and trade policies have created serious problems for farmers and peasants throughout Asia and the world, and underscored the need for more food sovereignty, activists said today.
Over 70 people, including many farmers from Southeast Asia, gathered to talk about food sovereignty and agrarian reform as the solutions to the food, fuel, financial and climate crises in a workshop at the ASEAN People's Forum.