- Published on Tuesday, 29 July 2008 00:25
Since April 2008, the Korean people have continuously protested against the US beef imports which are a precondition for the US ratification of the controversial US-Korea FTA. This relates to serious concerns about the safety of US beef. The Korean government has changed its regulations to allow 30 month old beef with bones to enter the Korean market and the people have clearly shown their disapproval of this. Many Korean activists have been arrested, put into prison and searched by the police because of their protests.
- Published on Friday, 25 July 2008 22:33
- Published on Friday, 25 July 2008 00:37
Pathak Lal Golder
Indigenous peasants of Bangladesh should get their due constitutional rights including access to justice and land rights if they are to contribute to the nation, Bangladesh Krishok Federation (BKF), Bangladesh Kishani Shaba (BKS) and Bangladesh Adibashi Samity (Indigenous Association) said at discussion marking the 153rd anniversary of Indigenous Peasants revolution at 30 June 2008. The leader of BKF, BKS and BAS paid tribute to the Indigenous heroes including Shidhu, Kanu, Chand and Bhairab who was the leader of that revolution against the then British regime.
- Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 18:51
Action in Jakarta
Jakarta, July, 21, 2008—Responding to the WTO mini-ministerial meeting, we are from Gerak Lawan, a broad coalition of Indonesian people's movements. We feel it is pertinent to alert the Government of Indonesia (GOI) and the people to the major issues at stake if you agree to the proposals for agriculture and nonagricultural market access (NAMA) and services that are on the table for the Doha Round in Geneva on July, 21-26.