DC Chapter Marches on Brazilian Embassy
On April 9, 2012, as part of the commemoration of the International Day of Peasant Struggle, the Washington DC Chapter of the FMST, in conjunction with Amazon Watch, marhed on the Brazilina Embassy. On Apil 9, Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, was meeting wth President Barack Obama at the White House.
The march had four demands:
1. An end to rural violence and impunity for the perpertrators of violence
2. Support for agrarian reform
3. For a veto of the revised Forest Code by President Rousseff
4. For an end to the mega-dam projects, such Belo Monte, in the Amazon
For more photos and stories on the Demonstration in Washington DC, click HERE.
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DC Chapter Joins Protest Against the Belo Monte Dam
On June 20, 2011, the Friends of the MST joined with Amazon Watch, Amnesty International and other groups in protesting against the proposed Belo Monte dam. Click here for more information on the protest and dam.
Janaina’s New York Schedule
Friday, October 14: International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
CCUN, 2nd Floor
777 UN Plaza (corner of 44th St. and 1st Ave.)
Saturday, October 15: 2nd Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference
Morning Growing Wealth, Health and Justice
Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York
4 to 7 PM World Food Day - Hunger in a World of Plenty
Union Theological Seminary, James Memorial Chapel
3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York
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Tne Bay Area Chapter of the FMST supported and participated in the occupation of the Gill Tract. For information, articles, press releases on the occupation, click HERE.
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEASANT STRUGGLE - CHICAGO
Chicago will host two days of events to honor the International Day of Peasant struggle:
For a copy of this flyer, click on the link below.
The Chicago Chapter of the FMST held a small but spirited protest at noon on April 15, 2011 in front of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The protest, in support of the Family Farm Defenders, was against price fixing by the CME, specifically in the dairy industry. Attached hereto is a an informational flyer on the CME price fixing.
On April 17th in San Francisco, California, one hundred people gathered to grow solidarity between food justice movements in the cities and the food sovereignty organizations in California and beyond. Organized by the Bay Area Friends of the MST, the celebration for the International Day of Peasant Struggle was held at the San Francisco Art Institute and co-sponsored by the Urban Studies Department of the Institute.