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Colombia

Peasants of the Cordoba Municipality of Colombia Announce Mobilizations

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Source: Agencia Prensa Rural / The Dawn News / October 14, 2017 Through manual fumigation with glyphosate, the anti-narcotics police is eradicating the coca plantations in some areas of the San José de Uré, in the Cordoba municipality. This contaminates water sources and endangers the inhabitants of the region. Residents […]

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Interview World

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]
India News

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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Colombia Statement

Letter from a Colombian Peasant to Pope Francis

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Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / September 6, 2017 You are going to arrive in a country that has been enormously blessed by Mother Earth. With beautiful mountains that still have perpetual snow in their highest peaks, with sacred lakes and lagoons from which crystalline and abundant rivers […]

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