Peasents call for Cancun: International Peasant March
Saturday July 19th, 2003
Invitation of Via Campesina for Cancun

WTO out of agriculture! Take Food out of the WTO! No Patents on life forms!

Organizations of peasants, indigenous peoples, family farmers, fishers, farm workers, migrants, landless workers, and rural women from various countries believes that:

This will have a negative effect especially on the poor and marginalized in our societies. Agriculture is the most controversial theme on the agenda of the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the WTO scheduled for September 10-14, 2003 in Cancun Mexico. Agriculture has been converted to currency and is being used in WTO negotiations to promote new issues like investment, competition, and government procurement. Via Campesina Page 2/{nb}

Invitation of Via Campesina for Cancun

Negotiations on agriculture could define the results of the Cancun Round. Given the risks involved in these negotiations we urgently call on organizations of peasants, farmers, indigenous peoples, fishers, farm workers, migrants, landless workers, rural women, and all civil society organizations to mobilize to:

We ask all organizations and social movements to spread this invitation to action everywhere and joion us in the INTERNATIONAL PEASANT FORUM that will be held in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico from September 8-11, 2003. We call on all organizations and social movements to support the objectives listed above and join us in local marches and international demonstrations that will organized concurrently in Cancun and around the world: September 10: International March for Peasants' Rights and Food Sovereignty September 13: International march and global action day against the WTO

Lets globalize the struggle Lets globalize hope

Peasant Program in the framework of the Fifth WTO Ministerial Cancun, Mexico,
September 8-9: International Peasant Forum: Food Sovereignty and Free Trade
September 10: International Peasant March "For Peasant Rights and Food Sovereignty"
September 11-14: Participation in the People's Forum
September 13: International March and Global Day of Action Against the WTO

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