Nyeleni Newsletter on land

1 October 2010

The Number 0 of the Nyeleni Newsletter is now available online in three languages: English, Spanish and French!

The first edition has a special on land. To read the Newsletter in English please click here.

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Following the International Forum on Food Sovereignty held in Mali in February 2007, the social movements that brought this initiative to life have decided to create a tool for communication and exchange in order to continue the fight for food sovereignty and to defend the interests of disadvantaged groups as small-scale farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples and those living from pastoralism. The situation of these groups continues to deteriorate due to the ongoing assaults of an increasingly inhuman capitalism. A new wave of landgrabbing can now be added to the problems of our times, a reality which the World Bank seeks to legitimize in its latest report. It is therefore urgent and critical for social movements to regroup and to strengthen our alliances in order to deal with the offensive of neoliberalism, unprecedented in the history of mankind. This newsletter aims to bring a small stone to the edifice of resistance that will be built to counteract transnational corporations, the World Bank and their allies. We urge all organizations and all movements committed to the struggle for food sovereignty to embark with us on this journey.

Ibrahim Coulibali

President of CNOP - National Coordination of Peasants’ Organizations of Mali

Member of the International Coordinating Committee of Via Campesina

The Newsletter will be published every two months on the www.nyeleni.org website. Next edition on Climate Change! Send your contributions by the 10th of October. For any further information, please contact [email protected]. Please circulate it to your contacts!

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