- Published on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:21
On the occassion of conclusion of the three-day national level thought camp of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) in Haridwar on Sunday, the farmers body passed a nine-demand resolution addressed to Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and handed it over to the District Magistrate there to send it to the PM.
BKU demands included the implementation of Swaminathan Recommendations, provision for price of agricultural produce with 50% profit,consitution of Farmers Income Commission, clearance of payments due to cane farmers and exclusion of agriculture from WTO.
- Published on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 13:38
15 June 2016: The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) has received the alarming news of the murdering of Berta Cáceres, the General Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), who lost her life for the sake of the right of Honduran peoples to their full sovereignty over their own lands; she lost her life while she was struggling against transnational companies and the detrimental effects of their land acquisitions and dam building projects. We have also known that Cáceres is not alone, the politically killings and death threats have increased against all human right defender in Honduras and all over the world!
- Published on Monday, 20 June 2016 16:48
Mr. Namgi Baek, a farmer, has been lying unconscious in a hospital bed in Seoul, after being brutally hit by a water cannon during a peasant protest on November 14, 2015. Over 200 days later, he is yet to receive justice.
Brother Baek was among the hundreds of peasants who assembled to protest for an increase in rice prices. During the protest and in the aftermath of the incident several hundred protestors, were arrested and summoned by the police. In continuation of the attack on peasants and working population, Mr. Sang-kyun Han, the president of KCTU (Korean Confederation of Trade Unions) has been arrested and is facing up to 8-year imprisonment for organizing the protest.
- Published on Monday, 20 June 2016 14:52
Summary: Peasant agriculture is faced with a constant offensive by transnational companies that are grabbing land and resources, imposing a mode of production based on chemical inputs and industrial seeds, and making profit out of globalized and de-localised food production chains. Millions of small farmers, women and men are left landless, with no support from their governments, and forced to move away from their communities to find a job in order to survive.