Posts Tagged ‘farmers’

Jewish and Arab farmers and scientists try to crack the ancient secrets of freekeh

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 2

The Flame Of Farmers Resistance Continues To Shine At Tikri Border

On the Tikri border the water continues to simmer at a boiling point with magnitude of intensity of agitators never decreasing. With surgical skill the mass leaders and activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union(Ugrahan) enable the flag of resistance to flutter. Below I am submitting four  reports which perfectly illustrate the sheer power of the […]

White Farmers Sue Federal Government Over Racial Requirements in Loan Forgiveness Program

Five farmers in the midwest are suing the federal government because of the loan forgiveness program that excludes White people. They claim this requirement that participants be non-White amounts to a violation of their Constitutional rights. The lawsuit states: Were plaintiffs eligible for the loan forgiveness benefit, they would have the opportunity to make additional […]

For Greater and Lasting Impact, the Farmers’ Movement Really Needs Some Higher Goals

Counting from the day the dharna of farmers  started at Delhi borders, soon the movement will be completing six months or half a year. These are difficult days. Much of the work has to be done in exceptionally difficult conditions of the pandemic. There are several restrictions on mobilizations imposed by the authorities in pandemic […]

Farmers Sue Biden Administration Over ‘Racist’ COVID Relief Plan

A farmer plants corn in the Marvin Chapel field in Mount Airy, Maryland on May 19, 2020. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)US NEWS BY KATABELLA ROBERTS May 7, 2021 Updated: May 7, 2021biggersmallerPrint A disabled white farmer has sued President Joe Biden’s administration over his COVID-19 loan forgiveness program, alleging he can’t participate because he is white. Adam Faust, a […]

Settlers attack Palestinian farmers in Hebron Hills; no arrests made

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 1

Portraits Of Houston’s Black Urban Farmers

Portraits Of Houston’s Black Urban Farmers Above photo: Ivy Wells brings farming and the love of plants to the Sunnyside neighborhood of Houston, Texas. Here, she assists a customer at one of her pop-up plant sales. Texas is home to more Black farmers than any state. The USDA’s Census of Agriculture estimated in 2017 that of the […]

The British Prime Minister, Oxford MPs and the Green Party MP on Farmers Protest in India.

As a development and environmental economist with interest in India and the Punjab, I have been writing and speaking on India’s three farming laws enacted in September 2020. As a part of enriching my research on the subject, I wrote to the British Prime Minister (who is from the Conservative Party), the two Members of […]

Support the Struggle of the Farmers. It Is Our Struggle Too! – Part 3

The Modi Government is worried that if it is forced to withdraw the farm bills under pressure of the farmers’ movement, it may inspire people’s struggles against other elements of neoliberalism imposed on India by the World Bank – such as cut in education and health subsidies. It is now 47 days since the farmers […]

Farmers Block Expressway In Indian State Of Haryana To Protest Against Farm Laws

Above photo: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters. Hundreds of farmers from across India have been camping out Delhi’s borders for the past four months to protest against newly introduced agricultural laws by the federal government. While the farmers are demanding the laws, passed last September be repealed, the government has agreed to only making amendments and refused to […]

India summons UK envoy over MP’s ‘unwarranted’ comments on farmers’ protests, slams ‘gross interference’ in its politics

The foreign secretary of India has summoned the UK’s ambassador to New Delhi in response to British MPs highlighting alleged human rights abuses during mass farmer protests against Indian agricultural reforms. Harsh Vardhan Shringla expressed his opposition to the “unwarranted and tendentious comments” from British politicians, India’s Ministry of External Affairs said, in a statement […]

Struggles of Farmers Can Benefit Much By Reaching Out for More Sustainable Solutions

Recently the very tragic suicide of a  farmer from Haryana at the protest site on Delhi border drew  widespread attention. He left behind a note which stated that the demand for repealing the three contested farm laws should be accepted very soon so that the protesting farmers can return to their villages happily. This note […]

With Help and Understanding, Farmers Can Save Themselves and Also Save the World

From many parts of world there have been disturbing reports of not only increasing distress of farmers but also small and medium farmers being pushed towards loss of land and livelihood. At the same time that their numbers are increasing, the livelihood problems of rural landless people  are increasing in many contexts, worsening further in […]

Farmers, Workers Unity In Barnala Rally

Conference in Barnala in Punjab on February 21st exhibits revolutionary intensity at it s pinnacle in confronting the tide of neo-fascism with record participation  History was literally made at Barnala grain market in Punjab on February 21st in a conference staged jointly by the Bharatiya Kisan Union(Ugrahan)) and the Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union, protesting the […]

Emerging Unity of Farmers and Workers A Sign of Hope in India’s Difficult Times

Written by Bharat Dogra and Jagmohan Singh It is very good that the farmers’ movement has given a call for observing  February 27 as Day of Unity of Farmers and Workers. On this day the nation is observing Sant Ravidas Jayanti. Along with other saints of the Bhakti and Sufi movements Sant Ravidas  stood for […]

US farmers and food justice groups declare ‘solidarity’ with Indian farmer protests

Image Credit: AFP U.S. farmers and food justice advocates on Thursday published a statement of solidarity with Indian farmers protesting deeply unpopular new laws and “the forces of neoliberalism” imposed at the prompting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s far-right, Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.  “We stand with India’s farmers! Now let’s connect the dots between […]

The Cabal’s War Against Generational Farmers

 POSTED ONFEBRUARY 17, 2021FOOD FREEDOM iowANFarmer In this video, I outline the fatal effects newly proposed tax plans could have on generational farming. I want to express that these policies have NOT been implemented yet, but have been proposed. Please share, and let your elected officials know you oppose the removal of the stepped-up basis, […]

US farmers, food justice advocates throw their weight behind India’s protesting farmers

Food justice advocates and many US farmers on Wednesday issued a statement expressing solidarity with the farmers on protest at the borders of India’s national capital for over two and a half months. The unjust farm laws will increase the stranglehold of agribusiness on the food system, the statement said, adding that the three new […]

Top Rice Scientist Dr. Richharia Who Sacrificed Much to Protect Interests of Farmers

           In many big debates on agriculture in India the name of Dr. R.H.Richharia inevitably comes up, even though top establishment persons and powerful interests want to avoid this. One reason why this name of Dr. Richharia comes up time and again is that he was an extremely learned and distinguished  scientist, certainly the top […]

Farmers continue to burn flame of Resistance against Neo-Fascism

With the expansion of the movement through consolidation of democratic forces from other states to support the Peasant agitation the movement is on the verge of creating the impact of an inferno. The Punjabi peasantry have inspired the famers of other states, particularly Uttar  Pradesh and Haryana to join the ranks of the movement. We […]

The Peaceful Path Ahead for the Farmers’ Movement—Increasing Internal Strength While Reaching Out Widely

It appears now that an early agreement with the government is not likely and so the farmers’ movement has to prepare for the long haul. The popular farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has said that the sit-in or dharna can continue up to October this year, and he as well as others have said that this […]

Thousands Of Farmers In India Blockade Highways Protesting New Agricultural Laws

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of protesting Indian farmers blockaded highways across the country for several hours Saturday to press their demands for the repeal of new agricultural laws that have led to months of massive protests. The protesters used tractors, trucks and even boulders to blockade the roads. They carried banners and flags denouncing […]

German farmers drive their tractors by Brandenburg Gate with message: ‘Don’t kill farms to save bugs’ (VIDEO)

A German farmers’ group has staged a tractor ride through central Berlin to protest against the looming approval of new regulations, which they predict will cost many of their livelihoods in the name of environmental protection. Dozens of agricultural vehicles drove through the streets of the German capital on Friday, passing by Alexanderplatz, the Brandenburg […]

Why the Nation—and Yes Even the Government—Should Take Pride in the Resilience and Unity of the Farmers’ Movement

What has happened in the context of the farmers’ movement in India in recent days has brought joy and pride to its increasing number of supporters. A movement that can spring back to a position of such great and increasing support and strength within just a few days—less than a week—of terrible victimization tactics surely […]

Court Orders Shell To Pay Nigerian Farmers Over Oil Spills

Above photo: The case was initiated by four farmers and the Friends of the Earth campaign group, who were seeking reparations for lost income from contaminated land and waterways. Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters. The energy company’s Nigerian subsidiary must pay out over a 2008 case, Court of Appeal in The Hague rules. A Dutch court […]

Wider Meanings of Indian Farmers Movements to Reclaim the Republic and Beyond

In the darkness of nights, the Hindutva fascists and their trained henchmen are trying to attack farmer’s protests and provoke violence with the help of police. The objective of the BJP government is to discredit the peaceful and democratic movements of the Indian farmers. All slanderous campaign by the ruling classes against farmers movements have […]

Viral Inequality and the Farmers’ Struggle in India  

According to a new report by Oxfam, ‘The Inequality Virus’, the wealth of the world’s billionaires increased by $3.9tn (trillion) between 18 March and 31 December 2020. Their total wealth now stands at $11.95tn. The world’s 10 richest billionaires have collectively seen their wealth increase by $540bn over this period. In September 2020, Jeff Bezos […]

Voices Which Help to Understand Critical Phase of the Farmers’ Movement

There has been a lot of interest in the farmers’ movement and many people in distant parts of the India, and even outside India, feel a strong emotional connect with the movement. Recently this movement has been passing through a critical phase . It is useful to see what some well-informed persons in important positions […]

Fresh clashes between Indian farmers and police break out at protest site near New Delhi

Indian farmers and authorities clashed at a protest site near New Delhi on Friday, with one police officer and a demonstrator injured after tear gas was thrown and stones were pelted at the Singhu border. The violence occurred after Delhi Traffic Police closed the Singhu border, as well as other crossing points, where farmers have […]

False Cases Are Slapped On Farmers’ Leaders

CDRO strongly condemns the continuing targeting and intimidation of the farmers’ protests/ foisting false cases against farmers’ leaders and arrest of protesting farmers 26th January 2021 will go down in history as a landmark day in the history of independent India. It is not yet another Republic Day because farmers decided to celebrate the adoption […]

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