WTO as a pillar of the predatory trading system

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 […]

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Food Sovereignty and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants: round table and debate

We invite you to the round table followed by a debate on June 24, 2022 Crossed perspectives on peasant agriculture: food sovereignty and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants Testimonies from CCFD – Terre Solidaire’s partner organizations that support indigenous peasant communities: DESMI (Mexico) SERJUS (Guatemala) With interventions of local actors: Confédération paysanne […]

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Meeting with La Via Campesina delegates

In the context of the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), small-scale food producers are organising a mobilisation in Geneva to denounce the impact of free trade agreements (FTAs) and their link to the global food crisis We invite you to a meeting with delegates from La Via Campesina, Uniterre, FIAN and […]

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Protest against the WTO summit

Free trade is leading us to disaster International demonstration against the WTO summit Saturday 11 June – 2pm, Place Lise Girardin, Geneva Food sovereignty, Now! Peasants’ Rights, Now! Down with the WTO! Meeting with La Via Campesina delegates: Monday 13 June at 6.30pm at UniMail. First signatories. Uniterre, ATTAC, Collectif BreakFree, CETIM, SolidaritéS, FIAN Suisse, […]

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Colombia: Complaint to UN mechanisms about the violation of peasants’ rights

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)[1]. The issue of […]

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The power of TNCs in an era of multidimensional crisis

  Workshop organised by the CICG, the CETIM and the Sablier de Cassandre 10 May at 6 pm The activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) around the world are increasingly leading to widespread and systematic violations of human rights, labour rights and environmental standards. Thanks to their economic and political power, TNCs enjoy a solid political […]

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The Rights of Peasants: A juridical and political lever to challenge the power of transnational corporations

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.

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