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January 21 Webinar: Bolivarian Venezuela’s Struggle for Food Sovereignty under the US Blockade

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gFJfwt6CQkK36VlGEgF_Fw Jan 21, 2021 7:00 PM ET, 4:00 PM Pacific Time Bolivarian Venezuela’s Struggle for Food Sovereignty under the US Blockade William Camacaro will interview Hugo Alberto Nieves on the progress and challenges the movements in Venezuela have made to re-establish national food sovereignty. (Simultaneous English translation will be provided.) William Camacaro maintains the … Continue reading

Help get food from farms to people in Venezuela

The Feria Conuquera Agroecológica is a group of farmers and food processors from Caracas, Venezuela and its surroundings. The Feria started six years ago, gathering experience in organic food production, offering healthy items directly from the farmers/processors to the consumers in Caracas, generating space for knowledge exchanges about diversified agricultural practices, intergenerational dialogue, rescue of recipes and … Continue reading

“Nobody can tell us what to do”: Agroecology as resistance.

  by Friends of the Earth  A visit to two agroecology projects supported by Sahabat Alam Malaysia/ Friends of the Earth Malaysia “We can’t afford to plant only one crop – we have to do what is of more benefit to us,” says Nure anak Samale (below). “And nobody can tell us what to do.” … Continue reading

Starving for Justice? The Compatibility of the United States of America’s Unilateral Coercive Measures with the ‘Right to Food’ in Venezuela

Unilateral coercive measures are a foreign policy tool that are thousands of years old and used by states in response to foreign policy concerns. Their use has become more common throughout the 21st Century, and this raises concerns from a human rights perspective. The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate that unilateral coercive measures … Continue reading

Vietnam seeks to boost agricultural trade with Venezuela

NDO/VNA – The Vietnamese Embassy in Venezuela held a webinar on August 11 to introduce the Southeast Asian country’s agricultural potential to Venezuelan partners. Addressing nearly 60 guests and representatives of the two countries’ businesses, Vietnamese Ambassador to Venezuela Le Viet Duyen said the Vietnamese Government and people always attach importance to enhancing the two … Continue reading

WFP Chief warns of hunger pandemic as COVID-19 spreads (Statement to UN Security Council)

Transcript as delivered of remarks by David Beasley, UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director to today’s virtual session of the UN Security Council on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Protecting Civilians Affected by Conflict-Induced Hunger NEW YORK – Forgive me for speaking bluntly, but I’d like to lay out for you very … Continue reading

Sanctions Kill! – Food Sovereignty Delegation to Venezuela April 12-21, 2020

Sponsored by Manitos Children’s Fund and Alliance for Global Justice $1200 includes all meals, housing, in-country transportation, translation, and program, including participation in an international food sovereignty conference to celebrate International Day of the Peasant. US Citizens need a visa to visit Venezuela. The hard deadline for the application and $200 deposit to be received … Continue reading

Venezuela, January 2020: Hardship and Resistance

  by PETER LACKOWSKI This January I went to Venezuela with a group of North Americans to see for ourselves how economic “sanctions” are affecting people’s access to food. We wondered how the Venezuelan popular classes are responding to the massive attack on their economic well-being. We saw a complicated scene, with virtually every kind … Continue reading

Major Media Bury Groundbreaking Studies of Pentagon’s Massive Carbon Bootprint

FAIR.org by Joshua Cho In 2010, Project Censored (10/2/10) found that the US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying documentation goes almost entirely unreported. The Conversation (6/26/19) ran a piece by the authors of the Durham/Lancaster study. Almost a decade later, Project Censored’s … Continue reading

#17April | Int’l Day of Peasant Struggles 2019: Peasants’ Rights NOW! With Agrarian Reform and social justice! 

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR AGRARIAN REFORM, LAND, WATER AND TERRITORIES, PEASANTS’ RIGHTS Call for Global Action, La Via Campesina (Harare, April 4, 2019) This April 17th – the International Day of Peasant Struggle – with our living memory and rebellion inherited from our 19 landless comrades murdered with impunity in the Eldorado do Carajás Massacre in … Continue reading

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