- Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 18:12
(Ramallah, September 2015) The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) follows up intensely the Israeli violations against the Palestinian farmers to expose the brutality of the occupation to the local and international world. West Bank Damages to the agricultural sector & Violence against farmers
More than 16 Israeli settler attacks on Palestinians and their property were recorded this month, including:
- Israeli settler attacks on Palestinians caused damage to around 550 trees and a water cistern in Hebron
- Israeli settler attacks resulting in damage to Palestinian property was recorded in Mazra’a Al Qibliya village in Ramallah and set fire on a quarry truck belonging to a Palestinian from the village.
Via Campesina condemns the attacks against Brazilian Via Campesina and MST Leader, João Pedro Stedile
- Published on Friday, 02 October 2015 13:36
Via Campesina expresses its solidarity with João Pedro Stedile and with our Sisters and Brothers in the MST
(Harare, October 1, 2015) Once again, we see that the Landless Workers Movement (MST), the largest peasant farmer movement in Brazil, a founding organisation and active member of the Via Campesina, is the target of a campaign by Brazilian and transnational capital to deter its historic struggle for popular agrarian reform and authentic political reform - a struggle which runs counter to the interests of agribusiness and the multinationals.
Once again, our comrade João Pedro Stedile of the MST, has been the target of attacks on the part of the conservative oligarchy that has ties to financial capital.
On September 22nd, in the Pinto Martins Airport in Fortaleza, Ceará, a group of trouble-makers hurled curses and insults at João Pedro Stedile, as he arrived to take part in a conference and in other union activities related to the struggle for popular agrarian reform.
- Published on Thursday, 24 September 2015 20:56
(São Paulo, September 23, 2015) The National Direction of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) issues this statement to condemn the assault suffered by the member of the national coordination of MST, João Pedro Stédile, at the airport of the city of Fortaleza, Ceará, this Thursday evening.
For the MST this is not an isolated event, it reflects the current political situation that Brazil is going through, in which the hatred against the popular movements, immigrants and the poor black population is growing. This is reflected by the recent events in Rio de Janeiro, where the marginalized youth from favelas are being prevented, at risk of assault, from going to the beaches of the south part of the city.
- Published on Thursday, 03 September 2015 19:34
(Ramallah, August 2015)The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) follows up intensely the Israeli violations against the Palestinian farmers to expose the brutality of the occupation to the local and international world.
- Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 16:07
The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) followed up intensely the Israeli violations against the Palestinian farmers to expose the brutality of the occupation to the local and international world. In addition, UAWC supported the affected Palestinian farmers and their families to strengthen their resilience on land – the land of the parents and grandparents. The violations mentioned in the report are just a part of the Israeli violations against the Palestinian agricultural sector for not all of the violations are reported and documented.
In the first six months of 2015, the Israeli army and Israeli settlers uprooted more than 9910 trees most of them were olive trees. In comparison the total number of trees uprooted in 2014 was 9400. Thus, there is a tangible increase in the number of trees uprooted in 2015. Other statistics of the first six months of 2015 include: settler violence recorded reached 95 incidents, Palestinian-owned structures demolished in the West Bank reached 280 structures, and violations in Access Restricted Area (ARA) reached at least 370 incidents. Download and read the Semi Annual Report
- Published on Monday, 18 May 2015 14:14
In the first week of May 2015, the Israeli Occupation's high court confirmed its approval to the Israeli military army to demolish the entire Palestinian village of Susia to the south of Hebron, thus forcibly displace all of its residents (approximately 350 individuals).
UAWC calls for the immediate international intervention to freeze this brutal Israeli occupation's order. Raise your voice to say NO to: land confiscation for establishing illegal settlements, forcible displacements, trees uprooting, physical and verbal assaults, and demolition of agricultural properties.
Support Palestinian farmers…To sign and share the position paper: http://uawc-pal.org/articleen.aspx?ano=1372
Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)
- Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015 14:59
An Indian farmer has died after hanging himself from a tree before a huge crowd at a rally addressed by the chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal.
Gajendra Singh, from the western state of Rajasthan, was taken to hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
Mr Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had staged the rally in Delhi to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial land acquisition bill.
Opponents of the bill say it will hurt the interests of farmers.
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