Final declaration of the 6th Congress of CLOC Via Campesina

Cross-posted from Via Campesina

Originally published on Friday 24 April

 

On the International Day of Peasant Struggles and after a march through Buenos Aires streets from the US Embassy, an imperialistic symbol, to the Argentinean Rural Association, a symbol of agribusiness in the country, the organizers shared the final statement of the 6th Congress of the Latin American Coordination of Countryside Organizations (CLOC-Via Campesina) which you can read below. The document is a result of eight days of debates and was read by representatives of the Youth Assembly of CLOC.

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Montreal, Quebec’s City Center Turns into Camp to Advocate for Social Housing

By: Bora Mici

Originally posted on April 23, 2015

Cross-posted from Global Site Plans

 

Starting May 21, 2015, the Popular Action Front for Urban Redevelopment (FRAPRU) will establish its “open-ended camp” in Montreal’s city center, a camp that has received the support of around 20 celebrities.

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Berta Cáceres, Honduran Indigenous Leader, Wins Goldman Prize

Today, the Goldman Environmental Prize – the most prestigious environmental award in the world – honors our dear sister Berta Cáceres and the fight for indigenous lands and participatory democracy in Honduras. The Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), that Berta founded and coordinates, has worked for decades for control by indigenous peoples of their territories. COPINH also organizes for a new model of politics and society, with equal rights and justice for all, accountable government, and an end to US domination. Together with other indigenous and rural-based organizations, they have won many victories. They have done so at huge cost: Berta lives with continual threats of death and imprisonment, while many members of COPINH have been tortured or killed.

 

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Chinese citizens sue government over transparency on Monsanto herbicide

By Dominique Patton

Cross-posted from Reuters

Originally published on April 8, 2015

 

(Reuters) – Three Chinese citizens are taking China’s Ministry of Agriculture to court in a bid to make public a toxicology report supporting the approval of Monsanto’s popular weedkiller, Roundup, 27 years ago.

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