Free Sr. Pat now! Hands off food sovereignty advocates and people’s rights defenders!
PCFS slams these government efforts to shun criticisms from the international community on the many pressing issues in the Philippines, such as the widespread landlessness and the attacks against rural communities. President Rodrigo Duterte is hell-bent in stifling whatever censure there is for his administration to secure his “dictatorship,” extending his crackdown against critiques to foreign internationals.
With vigor of the youth, intensify the struggle for land and life! | DAY OF THE LANDLESS 2018 #NoLandNoLife
Joint statement endorsed by 67 international, regional and national organizations to mark the “Day of the Landless”
PCFS lauds the Kisan Long March in India
The Kisan Long March serves as a noteworthy example to many farmers around the world in the collective assertion of people’s food sovereignty. Such people-based reforms on food production systems and agriculture – an effective loan waiver program, compensation to recover from natural disaster-related losses, restoration of tribal people’s rights over forest lands, and the end of all corporate grabbing of farmers’ lands, among others – are very possible to be won as long as we strive for the strengthened unity and empowerment of our social movement.
Hands off PH human rights defenders and land rights activists! Promoting food sovereignty is not terrorism!
These IP and peasant leaders, throughout the years, were at the forefront of the struggle versus the corporate control over agriculture and food production. They have stood for the welfare and interests of communities to land and food against state-sponsored neoliberal policies that further their marginalization. Labelling them as “terrorists” for their activist activities – particularly the promotion of food sovereignty – is unfounded and malicious.
Stand with Cambodian communities vs. Chinese company’s landgrabbing!
STAND WITH THE COMMUNITIES OF CAMBODIA! SIGN THE PETITION NOW!
Stop the massive landgrabbing by Chinese-owned Hengfu in Cambodia
Farmers, farm workers, indigenous peoples and all peoples of the world are intensifying the struggle for land – against repression and the neoliberal policies that goes along with it – in return, to defend our basic rights and advance our interests for food sovereignty and genuine progress. Likewise, the Kuy people are undertaking efforts in the past many years to thwart Hengfu’s actions amid worsening repression, and PCFS would like to convey its commendation and fervent support. We encourage the farmers and peoples of the world, their organizations and advocates, to voice our unity with the Kuy people of Cambodia in their struggle for the advancement of their inherent right to self-determination – on their land, territory, resources, and development according to their needs and interests.
False solutions to envi destruction and climate change must be rejected – PCFS
The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) joins the farmers, indigenous peoples, small-scale food producers, environmentalists and peoples of the world in marking Earth Day 2017. We reiterate the historical accountability of agro-corporations and other monopoly capitalists and their allies in the developing countries for the destruction of the environment and the ensuing global warming […]
Brazilian farmers’ fight vs. agrarian reform rollback should be supported
We, the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty or PCFS, support the Brazilian farmers led by the MST or the Landless Workers Movement in launching protest actions in time for the country’s Agrarian Reform Day against the government’s efforts to roll back agrarian reform and further privatize government-owned lands. The farmers’ marches and occupations of farms, […]
Fight for land, vs. killings and repression, trade deals! – PCFS
The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) joins the farmers, farm workers, indigenous peoples, small-scale food producers, and the peoples of the world in marking the second International Day of the Landless. We unite with the International League of People’s Struggle or ILPS and the Asian Peasant Coalition or APC in the call: Fight for […]
Israel’s toxic pesticides out of Palestine now! – PCFS
The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) condemns the Israeli government and giant agrochemical corporations such as Syngenta for illegally manufacturing, trading, and using toxic pesticides in Palestinian territory currently occupied by Israel. We also condemn the Israeli government for allowing the discharge of raw industrial and domestic sewerage from the settlements into Palestinian grazing […]