Women Rising XXIII: Women of La Via Campesina

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We profile women of La Via Campesina, the global peasant movement celebrating 20 years of grassroots activism, for sustainable farming, land rights and social justice.  Canadian Nettie Wiebe fights to keep seeds in the hands of small farmers.  From the US, Dina Hoff takes on climate change and trade agreements. Elizabeth Mpufo of Zimbabwe raises issues facing women.  And Japan’s Ayumi Kinezuka shares the effects of the Fukishima nuclear disaster on her organic farm.

Featuring:

Nettie Wiebe, Canadian farmer, La Via Campesina; Dina Hoff, US farmer, La Via Campesina; Elizabeth Mpufo, Zimbabwean farmer, International Coordinator, La Via Campesina; Ayumi Kinezuka, Japanese farmer, La Via Campesina.

Note: Women Rising Radio is featuring essays and other media relevant to this program on our website. Read more here.

For more Information:

Women Rising Radio Featured Essays
Flush the TPP
Grassroots International
Oakland Institute

Articles:

Revolt against worst trade agreement
Global Revolt against corporate domination
TransPacific Partnership
TransPacific and Health system
Democracy Empowerment
Land deals in Africa

MUSIC:

Fran Friedman,  “The Garden Song”
Yokoyama Katsuya
Bolivian and African Members of La Via Campesina

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