April 17 is the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles

    | April 15, 2013

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    The international peasants’ movement, La Via Campesina, has been defending and expanding the practice and policies of food sovereignty around the world for 20 years.

    Land has become a valuable commodity in international speculative trade. Farmers are particularly affected.

    As a part of their continuing campaign, La Via Campesina is calling for a day of mobilization on April 17, the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles, in an effort to resist the commercialization of nature and stop land grabbing.

    The organization invites everyone to plan activities such as protests, art exhibitions, direct actions, discussions, film screenings and farmers’ markets, in your village, school, neighbourhood, organization or community.

    You can inform La Via Campesina of your plans by sending an email to: viacampesina@viacampesina.org

    La Via Campesina invites you to send reports, pictures and videos of your action. The organization will publish them on the new Via Campesina TV channel and create a map of actions around the world on www.viacampesina.org

    You can subscribe to La Via Campesina’s mailing list by sending a blank email to: via.17april-subscribe@viacampesina.net