Food Sovereignty

Mexican Agriculture: Full Warehouses, Empty Pocketbooks

Escrito por  |  5 / November / 2015

Outraged Mexican farmers arrived at the same bridges at the frontier with the United States this Monday. For ten hours they blocked the importation lane of the Córdoba/Americas international bridge that links the city of El Paso, Texas, with Ciudad Juárez in Mexico.

The Occupation of the Bridge of the Americas

Escrito por  |  28 / October / 2015

The Bridge of the Americas, known as the Cordoba Bridge or Free Bridge in borderland parlance, carries more than just commercial trucks and routine travelers between the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas. Over the years the border crossing over the Rio Grande has also served as a bridge between social movements and political ideas with transcendence in Mexico, the United States and across the globe.

Trade Deals Boosting Climate Change: The Food Factor

Escrito por  |  26 / October / 2015

We see seven main ways through which the food and agriculture components of today’s trade and investment deals will make the climate crisis worse.

October 16th: International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and Against Transnational Corporations

Escrito por  |  16 / October / 2015
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La Via Campesina calls its members and allies, and civil society organizations to mobilize and organize actions on October 16th, the International Day of Action for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty and against transnational corporations (TNCs).

TPP, NAFTA Reloaded

Escrito por  |  16 / October / 2015

The product of exclusive negotiations that took place behind closed doors, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) represents the final sale of Mexico to the multinational corporations. In other words, a farewell to whatever national sovereignty still exists, and the elimination of any possibility of recuperating food sovereignty.

A Tale of Two Food Prizes

Escrito por  |  12 / October / 2015

What do human rights and oppression have to do with hunger? Everything.

Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras Wins Food Sovereignty Prize for Defense of Lands

Escrito por  |  7 / October / 2015

In 2015, the US Food Sovereignty Prize honors the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH by its Spanish acronym), Afro-indigenous farmers and fisherpeople who are defending their lands, waters, agriculture, and way of life.