- Published on Monday, 02 May 2011 16:55
Letter from the Korean Women Peasant Association to Nouminren, the Japanese farmers organisation
Dear Mr. Junichi Shraisi,
We send you warm greetings and express our solidarity in this time of tragedy around the nuclear plant accident. To support your struggles, the central committee decided on April 4 to provide temporary shelters to women and children affiliated with Nouminren members.
Ever since the tsunami hit the northeaster areas of Japan in March 11, we have observed the worsening and increasing seriousness of the damage incurred. We are aware that the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency rated the current nuclear accident its highest level at 7, equal only to the incident at Chernobyl. We worry about the possibility that the "chain earthquakes" moving within the vicinity of Tokyo may further aggravate the situation.
GERMANY: Urban Land into Gardener's hands! Celebrating the 17th of April in a community garden in Berlin
- Published on Thursday, 21 April 2011 21:45
Urban land into gardener's hands!
Celebrating the 17th of April in a community garden in Berlin (Germany)
“Urban land into gardener's hands!” was the rallying slogan of this years festival in the community garden „Ton, Steine, Gaerten“ on the 17th of April in Berlin. It was the highlight of the series of events „fresh from the hot spot kitchen: on agricultural politics from above and resistance from below“, informing about different aspects of Industrial agribusiness and struggles and alternatives developed from below.
300 people from the neighbourhood, (garden-) activists, farmers from the environs and gardeners met and celebrated in solidarity with the worldwide struggle for peasants rights and food sovereignty. Little plants and knowledge were exchanged on a seed (swap) market, and beside (organic) peoples food and music there were exhibitions about La Via Campesina and about different city-community-gardens in Berlin. It was a further step in the process of regaining knowledge about food production here. In the afternoon there was also a guerrilla gardening action in the public park opposite the garden, in which different vegetables, fruit-trees and berry bushes were planted.
The events were organized by different grass root-activists.
For more information visit www.globale-landwirtschaft.net (German)
E-mail contact: frisch_serviert_vom_krisenherd(at)yahoo.de
- Published on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 16:11
Brussels (18th April) If you came across a farmers seed exchange, a land occupation, a demo against GMOS, a party in a collective garden or just groups of people having lively discussions on food and agriculture issues over the last few days, then you caught a glimpse of the growing movement to take back control of our food and agricultural systems.
This year more than 40 events were organized across Europe on the 17th of April to mark the International Day of Peasant Struggle – and answer the call of Via Campesina to reject corporate control of our food and agricultural systems.
- Published on Monday, 18 April 2011 20:48
'Unless and until peasants' fight for the food sovereignty and revolutionary land reform, Peasants' right can't be ensured'
All Nepal Peasants' Federation (ANPFa) successfully organized an interaction program on the occasion of international day of peasants struggle April 17, 2011. The Programme was held at the Agricultural Training Centre Hariharbhawan, Pulchowk, Lalitpur. The program was chaired by Shanta Manavi, vice chairperson of ANPFa and Com. Bamdev Gautam, Chairperson ANPFa, member of land reform committee Dr. Kailash Pyakurel, Co-ordinator of Right to Food network Birendra Adhikari were few important personalities presented in the program.
In that programme Chair person of the All Nepal Peasants' Federation, Mr. Bam Dev Gautam urged the need of land reform and the importance of the peasants' in such developing country Nepal where 67% of the population relies in Agriculture. 'Unless and until peasants' fight for the food sovereignty and revolutionary land reform, Peasants' right can't be ensured'.