Washington DC Chapter

DC Chapter Marches on Brazilian EmbassyDC APril 9 March

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

April 9 DC demo - Brazilian Embassy  April 9 DC demo - Brazilian Embassy

 

For more photos and stories on the Demonstration in Washington DC, click HERE

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Contact Information

To contact the Washington DC Chapter, contact Lyndsay at lyndsayhughes@gmail.com.

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 Protest Against Belo Monte Dam in Washington DCproposed Belo Monte  dam.  Click here for more information on the protest and dam.

Protest Against Belo Monte Dam in Altamira, Brazil

New York Chapter

Janaina’s  New York Schedule

Friday, October 14:             International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day

                                            11:00 am – 5:00 pm black farmers conference

                                            CCUN, 2nd Floor    

                                            777 UN Plaza (corner of 44th St. and 1st Ave.) 

                                            New York

Saturday, October 15:        2nd Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference

        Morning                       Growing Wealth, Health and Justice

                                            Hostos Community College

                                            500 Grand Concourse

                                            Bronx, New York

                                            http://www.blackfarmersconf.org/

 

      hunger inn a world of plenty 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

                                           http://povertyinitiative.org/world-food-day-hunger-in-a-world-of-plenty

 

To reach the New York Chapter, contact Tristan at:  tristan@whyhunger.org.

Bay Area Chapter

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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Contact Information:

To reach the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter:  bay-area-fmst@googlegroups.com.

Chicago Chapter

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEASANT STRUGGLE - CHICAGO

Chicago will host two days of events to honor the International Day of Peasant struggle:

International Day of Pesant Struggle 2012

For a copy of this flyer, click on the link below.

San Francisco Chapter - International Day of Peasant Struggle 2011 Event

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.

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