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.
We are asking you to sign against seed privatization 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.
Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP)
Please support peasant and fisher folk communities for their relief and rehabilitation from the typhoon "Frank".
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).
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.
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”.
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.
11 January 2007
The land grabbing of the West Bengal government in the name of industrialization and Special Economic Zones is becoming violent day by day.
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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 (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.
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...
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...
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.
... the letter sent to Tata Motors on 26 September 2006. To date, no reply has been given by Tata.