Since the 1960s, mercenaries have been widely used to prevent colonized peoples from attaining independence, to destabilize newly independent states and to counter legitimate governments whose political orientations do not coincide with those of the colonial powers.1
The 23rd Session of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development was held in Geneva (16-20 May 2022) in the context of growing inequalities, wars and multiple crises (political, economic, social, ecological, and health), exacerbated by Covid-19.
On 11 June 2022, an international demonstration is being organised by La Vía Campesina and a large number of other organisations and social movements to denounce the neoliberal policies promoted by the WTO and its impacts on the peasantry. In the context of this mobilisation, the newspaper Vorwärts and its French-speaking counterpart Voix populaire interviewed […]
PRESS RELEASE Geneva, May 19, 2022 – Civil society organisations, La Via Campesina, CETIM, Friends of the Earth International, FIAN International and FENSUAGRO, submitted a report to the UN special mechanisms to denounce the violations and repression against the Colombian peasantry, in particular the persecution of the National Agricultural Trade Union Federation (FENSUAGRO). The issue of […]
Agriculture, and more generally, food production, has been mankind’s principal activity since its very first settlements. Under the pretence of feeding mankind, from the nineteenth century onwards, this activity has become industrialised (through mechanisation, the ‘green revolution’, the intensive use of chemicals and digitalisation), which allowed, at least initially, increases in production.
Coline Hubert's book "The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants" is available in Epub 2 format (compatible with most readers). When you order, you will also receive it in PDF format.Continue reading
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