- Published on Monday, 13 April 2009 12:41
17 April: International Day of Peasant's Struggle
When: Friday, April 17 at 11am
Where: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Why: International Day of Peasants’ Struggles!
Members of the National Family Farm Coalition, member of La Via Campesina, and their allies will take to the streets below the Chicago Mercantile Exchange at 11am on April 17th to protest the violations of the rights of peasants and agricultural workers due to the dramatically
increasing liberalization of the world’s food system.
Family and small scale farmers and fishermen are the answer to the crisis of the world’s food production and distribution systems. A growing movement to support local and healthy foods has been sweeping the nation. To ensure that food reaches every person, regardless of where they
live and how much they earn, policy changes must be implemented, now.
April 17th is one day to bring the problem and the solution to the public’s eye.
Join us in Chicago to raise the voices of peasants at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange – where speculations on commodities are driving the current global food crisis and threatening the livelihoods of small scale farmers everywhere.