- Published on Wednesday, 16 May 2007 19:52
Via Campesina Call, 11 May, 2007The heads of state and government of the world’s eight wealthiest and most powerful countries will meet from June 6-8 in Heiligendamm on the Baltic Sea in Northeastern Germany. These eight governments decide and implement neo-liberal policies that increase the number of hungry people in the world, that bring war in most of the regions, that deepen the environmental crisis and that create social unrest worldwide. Small-scale farmers, peasant and landless workers worldwide are among the first victims of these policies.
- Published on Wednesday, 16 May 2007 17:54
During this meeting, our basic objective was to place value on the meaning of equality, from a feminist perspective of women working in agriculture, and we want to demand and promote publicly at a global level that equality should become a reality.
Participating in this activity were women from all over the world affiliated with Via Campesina and feminists presenting basic feminist thinking. The first days were dedicated to feminist training as a way to approach the issue based on the concrete realities, to assess the advance of feminism for the fight for real equality. The last days were dedicated to debating the circles of cooperation to advance women’s rights.
To the agricultural and migrant workers and their organizations, To labor movements around the world
- Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2007 17:21
Brothers and Sisters,
The National Family Farm Coalition sends a message of strength and solidarity on this first day of May, 2007 in commemoration of International Workers’ Day. Today we honor the labor movements past and present, and join these workers in their struggle for justice and equality. In an agricultural system driven by corporate interest, and sustained by low prices and cheap labor; today we celebrate the struggle for a just food system forall people: farmers, workers, and communities.
- Published on Tuesday, 01 May 2007 18:35
To summon us to the mobilizations which will take place in the United States the first day of may, 2007, International Workers Day, the Border Peoples’ Union issues a call to participate in the March of the Workers in the City of Juarez, Chihuahua and in the demonstration in El Paso, Texas.
This day of struggle is dedicated to demand rights for immigrant workers, their families, and for all working people, in this manner to denounce: