It is time to strengthen solidarity, to practise resistance, to cultivate hope. This #MayDay, as La Via Campesina, we reaffirm that workers’ rights are also peasants rights! #1MAYIS #StayHomeButNotSilent : https://viacampesina.org/en/may-1st-building-solidarity-resistance-and-hope-among-peoples/
"From testing, to supplies of #PPE, to support for companies to survive, to support for workers to survive – the government has been found wanting.
Failure to procure test equipment and ventilators at the time of the WHO warning has cost time and lives."
At the 2015 Closing the Hunger Gap conference held in Portland, Oregon with more than 600 people representing food access organizations from all 50 states and Canada, a statement was developed and adopted that has served as a foundation for the network’s vision of a world free of hunger.
Racial injustice and privilege are at the root of economic injustice.
Economic injustice is the root cause of hunger.
The only way to end hunger is to end racial injustice.
Five years later as we witness and participate in the amplification of voices responding to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, and to the ongoing violence, suppression, and brutality facing the Black community; as we witness and participate in demanding the end of state-sanctioned violence in Black communities and calling for justice and collective liberation; as we witness and participate in the mobilization of people taking to the streets in urban areas and rural townships in the U.S. and across the world; we are called to re-center our foundational statement that there will be no end to hunger without ending racial injustice. Read the rest at: thehungergap.org/closing-the-hunger-gap-solidarity-statement/... See MoreSee Less
29 Jun 2020 Closing The Hunger Gap Solidarity Statement Closing The Hunger Gap Solidarity Statement At the 2015 Closing the Hunger Gap conference held in Portland, Oregon with more than 600 people representing food access organizations from all 50 states and Canada, a statement was developed a...
Though many across the globe have minimized physical mobilization due to the pandemic, the movement of international solidarity for peasant rights continues. Our allies at La Via Campesina urge us all to #StayHomeButNotSilent in honor of April 17th, the International Day of Peasant Struggles, as COVID-19 threatens the health and livelihood of peasant & farm workers worldwide. Learn more, find out how to engage in solidarity and please share! bit.ly/3bL6xaW US Food Sovereignty Alliance Farmworker Association of Florida Eastern Woodlands Rematriation Collective Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network UNION PAYSANNE Community to Community Development National Farmers Union CATA- The Farmworkers' Support Committee Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica de Puerto Rico Black Dirt Farm Collective National Family Farm Coalition Family Farm Defenders Urban Tilth NYCCGC Farm School NYC Sustainable Agriculture of Louisville - SAL Sudbury Shared Harvest World March of Women - Marche Mondiale des Femmes - Marcha Mundial Mujeres Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens - MAB MST - Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra Closing the Hunger Gap World Forum of Fisher Peoples - WFFP Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance Unosjo S.C. ... See MoreSee Less