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A long march of the dispossessed to Delhi
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A long march of the dispossessed to Delhi

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Imagine a democratic protest where a million farmers, labourers and others march to the capital and compel discussion of the exploding crisis of the countryside in a special three-week session of Parliament By P. Sainath/ Source: People’s Archive of Rural India/ The Dawn News/ June 27, 2018 India’s agrarian crisis has […]

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The Bayer-Monsanto Behemoth Spells Doom For Agriculture
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The Bayer-Monsanto Behemoth Spells Doom For Agriculture

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The deal between the agribusiness giants will strengthen monopolies and deal a severe blow to regular farmers Image Coutesy: Natural News Pavan Kulkarni/ The Dawn News/ 05 Jun 2018 In the aftermath of the US department of Justice approving the takeover of agribusiness giant Monsanto by its competitor, the Germany-based Bayer, the […]

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Reporting on the World’s Most Controversial Farm Chemical

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Veteran journalist Carey Gillam’s new book sheds light on the ongoing battle over glyphosate, the nation’s most commonly used herbicide. By: Steve Holt / Source: Civil Eats / The Dawn News / October 10, 2017 Want to start a fight at a state fair, agriculture show, or meeting of the […]

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Land is a scarce resource in India - home to 1.3 billion people [Photo courtesy: Protest organisers]
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Rajasthan farmers sit neck-deep to protest land deal

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Hundreds of farmers near Jaipur city partially bury themselves in pits to protest against ‘forceful’ land acquisition. By: Saif Khalid / Source: Al Jazeera / The Dawn News / October 5, 2017 Hundreds of farmers in the state of Rajasthan, India, have been protesting against the government’s plan to acquire their […]

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Hundreds of campesinos marched in Mexico City against the NAFTA free trade agreement, August 7, 2017. | Photo: EFE
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Mexican Campesinos March Against NAFTA

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Campesinos says NAFTA will place the interests of transnational food corporations above the needs of small-scale farmers.   Hundreds of Mexican campesinos have marched through the streets of Mexico City to demand the government leave agriculture out of the new NAFTA free trade agreement. The campesinos predict Peña Nieto will […]

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