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NEW  Statement from the International Fact Finding San Mariano, Isabela
From 30 May to 3 June 2011, the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), IBON International, Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and Danggayan Dagiti Mannalon ti Isabela (DAGAMI), organized a fact-finding mission among marginalized communities in San Mariano, Isabela, with the support of Action Solidarité Tiers Monde (ASTM), to document and analyze the concerns about patterns of land-grabbing and about a bio-ethanol project of the Japanese-Filipino corporate consortium Green Future Innovations, Inc. (GFII). In the process of carrying out this mission, members of the IFFM confirmed the recent findings of the national fact finding mission conducted from February 22 to 23 by KMP, DAGAMI and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines.

Take action! Support Peasants and Indigenous Peoples to Stop Land Grabbing in Isabela, Philippines

NEW  Campaign against seeds privatization
We are asking you to sign against seed privatization http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/noprivaticenlassemillas rejecting the bill on Rights of Breeders of new Plant Varieties which is now being discussed by Chilean Parlament due to current Free Trade Agreement with the United States of America. We are campaigning to defend peasants and indigenous communities livelihood so that they can continue to freely use their harvests and native seeds. We are against GMOs and for organic and biologic agriculture and healthy foods. We reject privatization of traditional farming knowledge and of our heritage for the profit of transnational corporations.

Petition Letter: Violations of the Native Customary Right, Right to Land, and Right to Livelihood of Indigenous Groups in Sarawak

Petition Letter: Against Hunger and Plunder in the Seas of Central Philippines

Support Irene Fernandez Final Trial

Petition Letter: Surface James Balao!

"Help Save Farmers' Lives, Donate Food and Seeds"
Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP)
Please support peasant and fisher folk communities for their relief and rehabilitation from the typhoon "Frank".

Petition Letter: SEZ Expansion in Andhra Pradesh, India (to Andhra Pradesh State Government)

Petition Letter: SEZ Expansion in Andhra Pradesh, India (to the Social and Environmental Affairs Team of Adidas)

Online Petition to Free Randall Echanis!
Stop Political Persecution of All Activists in the Philippines!

Petition letter urging the Philippine government to ensure the survival of a sustainable farming community in Central Mindanao University

Support Dalits' Call Against Aquaculture

Massacre in Nandigram
More than 14 peasants died. Hundreds were wounded.
This was the gruesome scenario in Nandigram, West Bengal in India on March 14, 2007. This massacre was reportedly committed by the 4,000-member police force under the "Operation Nandigram" which was formed to suppress the growing protest of the Nandigram farming communities who are fighting against the land acquisition for the proposed establishment of the US$ 4.2 billion mega-Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

ONLINE PETITION LETTER ON MASSACRE IN NANDIGRAM

Resolution Condemning the Massacre in Nandigram
14 and 15 March 2007
We the members of the Task Force on Food Sovereignty and Ecological Agriculture of the Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP), which is having its 3rd meeting in Penang, Malaysia (March 14 and 15, 2007) strongly condemn the West Bengal government led by the C.P.I. (M) for the massacre of more than 20 peasants from Nandigram, East Midnapore District in West Bengal.

PEOPLE’S FOOD SOVEREIGNTY THREATENED WITH RESUMPTION OF WTO DOHA NEGOTIATIONS: G33 MUST STAND FIRM AGAINST MAJOR POWERS’ CALL FOR ‘FLEXIBILITY’
PCFS Statement, 15 February 2007
The stalled DOHA Development Round, which will determine the course of the global agricultural trade, is set to resume this year. If the United States, the European Union and WTO head Pascal Lamy will have their way, millions of impoverished farmers and food consumers can expect the worst: an unfair trade system that will completely flood the markets with subsidized agricultural imports from developed countries and displacing local production in developing countries, all in the name of the so-called “free trade”.

International Peoples Tribunal On Eviction Of Peasants And Violation Of Human Rights In Singur, Nandigram And Other Areas In West Bengal, India
31 January 2007
A day long International Peoples Tribunal was organised by the joint initiative of above mass organisations and Civil Society organisations at the historic Calcutta University Institute Hall. In this tribunal about 5000 peasants were present from Singur, Nandigram, Haripur and other adjacent places of West Bengal.

International Peoples Tribunal On Eviction Of Peasants And Violation Of Human Rights In Singur, Nandigram And Other Areas In West Bengal, India
11 January 2007
Dear Friend,
The land grabbing of the West Bengal government in the name of industrialization and Special Economic Zones is becoming violent day by day.

SAY “NO” TO INDIA’S CROPS BEING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED
Please join the online petition to the Prime Minister of India against genetic engineering

A leader and a victim
The Statesman
SINGUR, (Hooghly), Dec. 18: Tapasi Malik (18), who was allegedly raped and subsequently murdered in Singur early this morning, played a key role in bringing farmers of Bajemelia together to fight against forcible acquisition of land by the state government.

Singur murder shuts down order
trinamul issues 48-hr bandh call after schoolgirl’s ‘rape’ and murder inside fenced-off area

The Statesman
SINGUR (Hooghly), Dec. 18: Tension erupted after the recovery of an 18-year-old girl’s charred body from inside the fenced-off area for the proposed Tata Motors small car project in Singur this morning with locals crying foul over the death.

Updates on Land Eviction in West Bengal: Singur land on a platter for Tatas?
According To Report, Company To Pay Just Rs 20 Cr, Only After Five Years

Times Of India, Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Kolkata: Fresh questions have been raised about the much talked about Tata Motors project in Singur. The latest controversy relates to the terms and conditions under which West Bengal government is handing over land to the company for its proposed small car factory...

Updates on Land Eviction in West Bengal: Singur shuts down city
The Statesman, Kolkata Tuesday 10 October 2006 By: Rajib De
KOLKATA, Oct. 9: Protests against acquisition of land at Singur, punctuated with police excesses, for a Tata Motors project disrupted life in the city today...

UPDATES:
FORCED EVICTION OF FARMING COMMUNITIES IN SINGUR, WEST BENGAL
(as of 06 October 2006)

Because of the strong resistance of the communities, the civil society as well as other concerned sectors, the government has not been able to evict anybody from Singur to date.

PCFS TO TATA: LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE’S VOICES!
... the letter sent to Tata Motors on 26 September 2006. To date, no reply has been given by Tata.

ONLINE PETITION LETTER TO STOP THE FORCED EVICTION OF THE FARMING COMMUNITIES IN WEST BENGAL

ONLINE PETITION LETTER TO STOP EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS OF FILIPINO PEASANTS AND PEASANT ADVOCATES



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