La Via Campesina Conference 2013 in Jakarta

Via Campesina Jakarta

Today, we are facing a major crisis in our history, which is systemic. Food, labor, energy, economic, climate, ecological, ethical, social, political and institutional systems are collapsing in many parts of the world.  The growing energy crisis in a context of fossil fuel depletion is being addressed with false solutions ranging from agrofuels to nuclear energy which are among the greatest threats to life on earth.  

We reject capitalism, which is currently characterized by aggressive flows of financial and speculative capital into industrial agriculture, land and nature. This is generating huge land grabs and a brutal displacement of people from their land, destroying communities, cultures and ecosystems. It creates masses of economic migrants, climate refugees and unemployed, increasing existing inequalities..." (The Jakarta Call, 2013)

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