la via campesina

La Viva Caravan!

by Kari Koch, Portland Central American Solidarity Committee

200 people on three large buses driving across the west of mexico over the past three days. Each day we stop three or more times to visit with the local community about their experiences with climate justice - actually more of their experiences with environmental destruction at the hands of transnationals corporations and the governments that are complicite in the oppression.

Day 2 of La Via Campesina Caravan--On the Road to Cancun!

By Ash-Lee Henderson, Mountain Justice

Today was an amazing day.

We visited Alpuyeca, the "land of Zapata", today. We were welcomed by locals before we exited the bus with warm smiles, banners, confetti, flowered necklaces--followed by a cultural welcoming with traditional dancing, great food, and prayers for safe travels. The local indigenous people are fighting the land their elders and ancestors have loved and cared for generation after generation.

Day 2 in Mexico - Day 1 of the Via Campesina caravan

By Ash-Lee Henderson, Mountain Justice

[I think our caravan (I'm on the La Via Campesina Caravan) gets to Cancun on December 3rd. Right now we're meeting locals in different villages and cities, learning about their struggles and telling them about ours. There are folks from 12 different countries or so.]