What Can A 1970s Farmers’ Uprising Against An Energy Transition Teach Us?

By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News. -

If the United States is to make a transition to clean energy, it will need to build many more transmission lines—the thick wires that deliver power from rural areas, where there’s enough open [...]

The WTO Threatens The Farmers’ Victory — Unless We Resist

By Pavel Kussa, Progressive International. -

The ministerial level meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will take place from November 30 to December 3. Generally, during such meetings, imperialist countries pressure developing [...]

India’s Farmers Win On Many Fronts, Media Fails On All

By P. Sainath, Counter Punch. -

Farmers of all kinds, men and women – including from Adivasi and Dalit communities – played a crucial role in this country’s struggle for freedom. And in the 75th year of our Independence, the [...]

This Victory Gives Confidence For Future Struggles

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On 19 November 2021, a week before the first anniversary of the farmers’ revolt, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi surrendered. He accepted that the three laws on agricultural markets that had [...]

Salute To India’s Farmers! A Big Win For Peoples’ Power!

By La Via Campesina. -

In a big win for India’s protesting farmers, who were leading a historic agitation for nearly a year, the Government of India – on the 19th of November – announced the repeal of three [...]

Indian Farmers Defend The Rights Of Farmers Everywhere

By Vijay Prashad, People's Dispatch. -

On November 19, 2021, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi said, “[W]e have decided to repeal all three agricultural laws.” The prime minister was referring to the three agriculture laws that [...]

Indian Government Forced To Withdraw Farm Laws

By People's Dispatch. -

After fighting for almost a year, farmers in India finally won a victory against the three farms laws enacted by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government last year. Prime minister [...]

Farmers In Solidarity With Striking Workers

By Julie Keown-Bomar, In These Times. -

It’s going to be a very good year for the top dogs and shareholders at Deere & Co. The Iowa-based equipment manufacturer says it earned more in the first nine months of its fiscal year than [...]

Migrant Farmworkers Are Being Left Out Of Roundup Cancer Compensation

By Huanjia Zhang, Truthout. -

In 2018, a California school groundskeeper took Monsanto Company to court, alleging that Roundup, one of America’s most popular weed killers, caused his Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. The jury [...]

Women Hold Up More Than Half The Sky

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

The farmers’ protests, which began in October 2020, are a sign of the clarity with which farmers have reacted to the agrarian crisis and to the three laws that will only deepen the crisis. No [...]

First Farmworker Union Forms In New York State

By Giulia Mcdonnell Nieto Del Rio, The Counter. -

Twelve workers at a Long Island vineyard became the first agricultural workers to form part of a labor union in New York State. On Sept. 27, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board [...]

India Farmer Protests Shut Down Main Roads As ‘National Strike’ Called

By Alisha Rahaman Sarkar, The Independent. -

Thousands of Indian farmers blocked traffic on major roads and railway lines in the national capital Delhi on Monday as they marked one year since the passage of the federal government’s [...]

Indian Farmers’ Struggle: The Past Ten Months

By Newsclick, People's Dispatch. -

As farmers and workers in India observe a countrywide shutdown, here is a look at the past 10 months of the struggle against the three agricultural laws passed by the Narendra Modi [...]

Farmers And Civil Society Reject Corporate UN Food Systems Summit

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The World Economic Forum and Gates Foundation are convening a food summit through the United Nations on September 23. Global farmer, peasant and fishing coalitions have called a boycott of the [...]

Indian Farmers’ Protest Completes 200 Days

By La Via Campesina. -

Early January this year, while responding to a journalist’s query about the perseverance displayed by India’s farmers even after several rounds of failed negotiations with the Government of [...]