Interviews


The peasant struggle amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On the International Day of Peasants' Struggle, organizations promote Food Sovereignty as a solution in the world we want to build

April 17, International Day of Peasants’ Struggle, is a special day celebrated by rural organizations around the world, usually with demonstrations, conferences, demands addressed to governments, and other activities. But of course, this year, the COVID-19 pandemic is severely limiting the room for action. For this reason, the international peasant  … Read more

Reclaim the soil – Gender issues in Ghana and Denmark

Podcast by NOAH - Friends of the Earth Denmark

This series is about female farmers in Ghana and in Denmark. It is about women who show that small scale farming and sustainable agriculture is the only way forward. Women who, by their actions, fight the oppression of capitalism, patriarchy and neocolonialism. Women who say no to conventional farming, no  … Read more

Reclaim the Soil – Access to Land in Ghana and Denmark

Podcast by NOAH - Friends of the Earth Denmark

This series is about female farmers in Ghana and in Denmark. It is about women who show that small scale farming and sustainable agriculture is the only way forward. Women who, by their actions, fight the oppression of capitalism, patriarchy and neocolonialism. Women who say no to conventional farming, no  … Read more

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY THREATENED BY THE PATRIARCHAL FAMILY MODEL, AGRIBUSINESS AND DRUG TRAFFICKING

Interview with Miriam Nobre*, agronomist and feminist activist with the World March of Women in Brazil, for Nyéléni Newsletter

What challenges do the rise of neofascism and conservatism in Latin America pose to Food Sovereignty? The attempts by conservative sectors to return to the patriarchal family model are added to the dismantling of public policies that promote young people staying in the countryside, and the alliance between agribusiness, drug  … Read more

The fight for Food Sovereignty: a battle against the fascist offensive

Interview with Carlos Marentes, peasant leader from the US-Mexico border

 “We will not achieve Food Sovereignty if we can’t recover control over our communities and territories, if we can’t take back control over food from the corporations”, warned peasant Carlos Marentes, a long-standing leader from La Vía Campesina. “This is a complicated struggle, it requires intense work. In the current  … Read more

India: the right to land and ownership of means of production at the center of the dispute against the capitalist system

Controversial Citizenship Law brings new wave of mobilizations against the far-right wing

In India there have been massive demonstrations against a new Citizenship Law that came into force in January, which grants nationality to refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, except Muslims. In December, tens of people were murdered in the repression of mobilizations, and hundreds were arrested. Those who oppose the  … Read more

“They are using peoples’ feelings to promote a false protectionism”

Fascist/nationalist discourses are taking advantage of the crisis in the European countryside to promote neoliberal policies

Andoni García, a farmer from the Basque Country and member of the Coordination Committee of La Vía Campesina Europe (ECVC) warned in an interview with Real World Radio about the use of “nationalist sentiment” in right-wing political discourses as a feature of the rising conservatism and fascism on the continent.  … Read more

The Right to Say NO

Rural Women’s Assembly fights against patriarchal culture and to maintain the integrity of African peasants and lands

“We are the guardians of land, seeds, life and love” is the slogan of the Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) of Southern Africa, a movement of rural women founded in 2009 with a membership of over 100 000 women, mainly farmers from South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Mauritius, Zambia and  … Read more

“We need national policies for people affected by dams”

Day of struggle of people affected by dams. Interview with Diana Giraldo from the Ríos Vivos Movement in Colombia

14 March marks the Day of Struggle of people affected by dams. The Latin American Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAR) is growing and taking its motto to different places around the world: “Water and energy are not commodities! Water for Life, not for death!”. In the midst of  … Read more

8 March: We must march together

Friends of the Earth International joins the World March of Women’s 5th International Action

“We resist to live, we march to transform!” is the slogan for the 5th International Action by the World March of Women, set to begin on 8 March, 2020. Every five years, the World March of Women (WMW) prepares an international action which brings together women’s movements, to take action  … Read more