- Published on Saturday, 01 March 2008 23:52
(Puede demorar varias horas)
- Published on Saturday, 01 March 2008 02:36
Press release from the Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers' Movements
27th February 2008 (New Delhi). Today more than 50,000 farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajsthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttranchal held a massive protest in front of the Parliament in New Delhi against the step motherly treatment to agriculture by the Government of India. Farmers are very agitated over the pro-corporate policies of the government which has led to massive distress in agriculture. The large scale farmers' suicide and massive displacement from rural areas is a clear manifestation of this severe crisis.
- Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2008 00:36
In a peaceful manner, and with slogans like "The Land is our Wealth," "Let's value our agricultural production," "Supporting production: this is how to defend Land," "Farmers united, we will always prevail," "For the correct implementation of the Land Law," the march started at the headquarters of the Manhiça District union to the District Administration. Twenty minutes after the march started, a police barrier formed of approximately 10 uniformed police armed with pistols and rifles interrupted the march claiming that it was not authorized.
- Published on Sunday, 24 February 2008 14:19
From February the 22nd to the 24th 2008, about one hundred women farmers from 16 countries from all over the world took part to the seminar organized by ÖBV-Via Campesina Austria on Food and Power (« Macht Essen », litteraly « Power Eat »).
In Austria, where farms are relatively small, women are very often responsible of the farm while the men work outside. It is the case in Johanna's farm that we visited on Friday. Johanna has about thirty dairy cows, as well as some pigs and hens, mainly for her own family consumption. She also has a small garden for vegetables. Her farm is organic, like 38% of all farms in the region, which makes it a very special place in Europe.