La Via Campesina at 30: a special grassroots voices collection

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of La Via Campesina, the global peasant movement, we have put together a special "grassroots voices" collection, comprising interviews with key leaders of the movement: Morgan Ody, Francisca ‘Pancha’ Rodríguez, Geum Soon Yoon, Ibrahima Coulibaly, and Paul Nicholson, as well as reflection pieces by Nettie Wiebe, Rita Calvário and Annette Aurélie Desmarais. The collection is accompanied by a laudatio piece by Jun Borras:

Morgan Ody & Annie Shattuck, “Our struggle is for humanity” : A conversation with Morgan Ody, General Coordinator of La Via Campesina International, on land, politics, peasant life and a vision for hope in our changing world

Francisca Rodríguez & Andrea P. Sosa Varrotti, Thirty years of sowing hope to globalise the struggle: Women and youth of La Via Campesina in the construction of food sovereignty – a conversation

Geum Soon Yoon & Martha Jane Robbins, The food sovereignty movement is not part of my life, it is my life”: from local to international, reflecting on Korean women peasant organizing – a conversation

Ibrahima Coulibaly & Jacobo Grajales, Being a peasant is about resistance: West African peasant movements and the struggle for agrarian justice

Paul Nicholson and Jun Borras, It wasn’t an intellectual construction: The founding of La Via Campesina, achievements and challenges – a conversation

Rita Calvário & Annette Aurélie Desmarais, The feminist dimensions of food sovereignty: insights from La Via Campesina’s politics

Nettie Wiebe, Shaping our Collective Futures: Activism, Analysis, Solidarity

Jun Borras, La Via Campesina – transforming agrarian and knowledge politics, and co-constructing a field: a laudatio