Resisting neoliberalism | Food Sovereignty Hear their Voices New documentary by La Via Campesina http://www.radiomundoreal.fm/Hear-their-Voices?lang=es
La Via Campesina International launched a new documentary in defense of “peasant agriculture and food sovereignty all around the world”, as their press release reads.This new material includes issues such as the involvement of large transnational corporations in industrial agriculture, agribusiness, persecution and murder of peasant leaders, and the struggle by farmers for food sovereignty and an agrarian reform.The video goes through the origins of La Via Campesina in the 90s. This organization is made up by over 200 million people, belonging to 150 peasant organizations from 70 countries around the world. Food Sovereignty is their focus since 1996.
The 20-minute video includes tens of peasant voices from the different continents, with the diversity that characterizes each country and region.But there are elements shared by all countries: the transnational interests in the countryside, financial speculation with food and land, the failure of agriculture led by companies, hunger and poverty, the peasant struggle for land, the food sovereignty alternative, organic and agroecological production, to name a few of the common aspects.