Written by April Porteria Friday, 03 October 2014 10:25
October 3, 2014 – A new edition of the book Neoliberal Subversion of Agrarian Reform, first published eight years ago, is now available after its simultaneous double launch in Penang, Malaysia and Yogyakarta, Indonesia on September 25.
The book was launched by the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) together with IBON International and IBON Institute for International Development (I3D) in cooperation with the Pesticide Action Network – Asia Pacific (PAN-AP) and GRAIN-Asia.
Written by April Porteria Friday, 03 October 2014 10:21
New York, USA – Members of the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) have recently participated in the 69th High Level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly known to be the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples held in the UN Headquarters in New York, USA last 22-23 September 2014.
The said conference has discussed the priorities for indigenous peoples in the Post-2015 Development Agenda while CSOs participating expressed serious concern with limited reference indigenous people’s rights. The High Level Meeting was expected to further strengthen and affirm the commitments by states to implement the UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples in 2007.
Written by April Porteria Monday, 15 September 2014 14:45
The Center for Research and Advocacy in Manipur (CRAM) has released their July-September 2014 Newsletter Issue about the development injustice in Manipur. The newsletter talks about the sustainable development goals in the context of the Manipur situation as well as the continuing local struggles such as the heavy militarization of rural areas and the large-scale dam constructions that affect hundreds of indigenous families and communities.
For more information, please contact:
Center for Research and Advocacy Manipur
Sega Road Hodam Leirak, Imphal Manipur India 795001
Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 14:53
Written by April Porteria Thursday, 11 September 2014 15:33
The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) sends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and comrades of Mr. Sarath Fernando, founder of the Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) in Sri Lanka, and a member of PCFS.
Sarath, at 72 years old, passed away last 7th September due to cardiac arrest at the Kurunegala Hospital in Sri Lanka.
Sarath has long been a fighter of rural people’s rights. He grew up in a family of activists. He was also a fulltime member of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or Peoples’ Liberation Front from 1969 until 1971. He also joined the popular youth uprising in 1971 and later on decided to join the peasant movement.
Written by secretariat Wednesday, 03 September 2014 11:49
Article by: Peter Dörrie
The story of maritime fishing in Africa is often told as a simple one. On the one side are the continent’s countless artisanal fishermen and women who have plied the seas for hundreds of years in their dug-out canoes and pirogues. Today, they suffer because of the other side. Greedy fishing fleets from the European Union and Asia taking advantage of exploitative political agreements. Pirate fishermen, abusing many countries’ lack of control over their territorial waters. And greedy local elites that close both eyes, as long as they can line their own pockets.To be sure, all these characters exist and the problems in Africa’s fisheries are real. But, as almost always, the reality is more complex than this simple tale of good and bad. Fishing is more than a simple economic activity. It is a complex social, commercial and political arena where competing interests clash. Here, the obvious solution not always turns out to be the right one.
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