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July 2018 Honduras Coup update (tags)

July 2018: Hondurans retake streets and highways as massive protests were organised by the transport sector blocking highways around the country, supported by student and just about everyone. Repression is rife including killings by likely government death squads/hitmen, of drivers/bus company owner, and against en environment defender. Many attacks in general. https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/honduras-coup-update-july-2018/

April 2018 Honduras coup update (tags)

This April 2018 in Honduras: Five months on from the beginning of the fraudulent re-election of JOH and the fiery struggle to stop this dictatorship, the dictatorship continues to be such and is attacking anyone still resounding the words ‘Get out JOH’ and chasing others they remember as having been loud in this struggle. Similarly it has under siege farmers who are continuing their years of struggle for land and justice, journalists and environmental defenders are similarly persecuted for continuing to tell the stories and for being there to stop mines and dams. An ex police who joined the struggle against JOH was threatened and now assassinated.

February 2018 Honduras Coup Again update (tags)

Much repression continues as the fraud dictatorship JOH regime continues in Honduras as does resistance against it. At least 3 have been assassinated this month, including a 40 years old community leader, a 33 year old organised farmer, and a 16 year old environmental activist. Read on for details about these and other attacks against a people resisting this dictatorship

October 2017 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

October has been a heavy month especially for farmers recovering land, indigenous community leaders defending their communities against mining and dam projects, and for journalists. Gunshots kept being fired by state contingents in evictions. A few people who have been targeted for their organising/work were assassinated, others are getting threats now.

September 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)

This September 2017 in Honduras. Journalist who spoke up against biofuel industries locally was killed. Another journalist couple that resound voices of those who struggle who were attempted against a month before, this month received another death threat. Students' struggle and the repression against them continue with 22 new arrests against students and 4 arrests against human rights defenders who tried to intervene, with one student subsequently denied bail. A farmer was assassinated as the farming communities were militarised a month into a new mass land occupation. News on all this and more..

Imam of Africacommand Host Denounces Monsanto Campaign (tags)

„Garvey County Radio, Food Security Watch. This week´s program features inside views on the recent surge of attacks on seed exchange circles in sub-Saharan Africa, the fallout of the central Asian record drought, and the root causes of the Australian water crisis. First on the line is Dr. Bastian Al Abgar with fresh news on what happened to the African farmers.“

April 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)

This April 2017 in Honduras, repression goes on, with melon industry worker/unionists threatened and interrogated by armed people on city highways, with organised farmers with years of living on land growing food getting arrested, with cops arresting high school students for participating in a protests where others had damaged cops' repressive tanks with stones, with stones and other things that can cause bodily harm being thrown at prochoice feminist demonstrators, with a public hospital doctor being suspended and threatened for saying the fees increase against patients is wrong .. these and a bit more here: https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/

January 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)

The January update is up. First up is a call out from Copinh for actions in March, one year on from Bertha's murder, but also, her birth month, and Copinh's birth month. And there's been a report coming out from Global Witness on Honduras, the state reacted furiously to this. And in lawmaking, Honduran state wants to make it law that cops and soldiers kill people in Honduras - it happens but they want to make it law. And, a gunfiring violent eviction against another farmers occupation. Another journalist killed. Melon workers fight for their rights. 17 year old killed by soldier. Read more on the blog.

Honduras coup update December 2016 (tags)

In December 2016, the uni students of the national agricultural university continue to suffer attacks including stabbings as they continue the campus occupation, in Tegucigalpa, military raided cultural centre Paradiso. A fake letter is published to manipulate how people see the human rights organisation Cofadeh, just as in Bajo Aguan and Garífuna indigenous black communities up north, distraction and confusion tactics are used against the communities that continue to fight for justice and land rights.

August 2016 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

Another month of terror this August 2016 in Honduras. Farmers attempted against on two unrelated incidents (unrelated except they both involve attacks against farmers who organise to collectivise and work on land), one was killed in the crossfire. Another media closed off for being one that speaks up. The government blatantly announced investigation, surveillance and tracking against a list of human rights defenders. It arbitrarily arrested two other women human rights defenders. Its uni authorities covered up murals in memory of the assassinated indigenous activist Bertha Caceres that students painted with love and rage. Another enviro activist spoke up about threats they are getting. A young politician with an activist background was murdered. Snipers appeared at a protest. Agrarian Department suffered massive cuts, embodying an attack on land redistribution, in addition to job cuts.

May 2016 Honduras coup update (tags)

Its been a heavy month in Honduras. A resistance activist Tomás was murdered on May day in Tegucigalpa. There have been lots of attacks against people who are part of Copinh or who accompany copinh, whether as a member and activist, journalist, or international observers. There were definitely no shortage of gunshots this month courtesy of the state (mostly in evictions against farmers) and of companies and the state who paid hitpeople. Activists in Zacate Grande were imprisoned for being poor and breaching expensive bail conditions. High school students who opposed policy imposition faced 6 killings in 3 months, which the state is likely to dress up as gangs killing gangs.

Philippines: Police shoot hungry protesters (tags)

On April 1, police opened fire on indigenous and rural poor protesters who were blocking the highway into Kidapawan in the landlocked province of Cotabato on the island of Mindanao, killing three protesters and injuring at least 116.

November 2015 Honduras coup update (tags)

https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ The November update is up, this month, Honduran courts are in the process of producing more political prisoners, lots of activists and communities in resistance have been subject to attacks attempts and threats, protests smashed by state forces including women protesting violence against women, in doing so, were smashed by men police and then women police...

Honduras coup update September 2015 (tags)

September 2015 in Honduras. Intensifying repression with soldiers and cops pulling out guns against protesters and in mass evictions particularly where there are occupying farmers. One sixteen year old died this way, and another farmer was assassinated 2 days after participating in a protest. This is mixed with selection persecution against journalists and leaders as they came to control demonstrations. 28 year old loved son of writers was arrested accused of killing lawyer of an elite family - both responsible for the massive IHSS scandal that stole so much from people, and for continuously killing people who are witnesses to the scandal for example. About this and more, check out the update

August 2015 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

The August Honduras update is up, a lot has happened, young fire torch leader murdered, taxi driver leader murdered, 14 farmers imprisoned for over 39 days without bail, child of the resistance Oscar now a high school leader now singled out and arrested in a students protests and kept overnight, and so many other things. Meanwhile the hope seems to be in more people taking direct action, with the realisable dream of a general strike, rather than what is catching more attention against corruption right now

Israel's War on Palestinian Fishermen, Farmers and Children (tags)

Israel

March 2015 Honduras coup update - during high school students strikes: 4 students assassin (tags)

A monthly update of news in Honduras of political persecution, and new practices and laws imposed, etc. This month is especially horrible and full on.

December 2014 Honduras coup news update (tags)

This December 2014 in Honduras, a journalist murdered, a radio community journalist stabbed at, lots of evictions, etc...

New York Times: Enemy of Truth (tags)

NYT

Honduras Coup Update November 2014 (tags)

November 2014 Honduras coup update - a long-threatened organised farmer is now added to the list of over 130 organised farmers assassinated since the coup, as is the 14 year old daughter of Globo Radio/TV journalist in the context of having a long list of journalists assassinated since the coup, UNAH uni students are told that protesting on campus is now illegal, and 2000 electricity workers are fired by the Honduran state as they take the street.

August 2014 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

A monthly update of the political persecution and plunder in Honduras - see archives here: http://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/monthly-news-summaries/

Emails Needed by Thursday, July 17 to Save the South Central Farm (Again) (tags)

The L.A. Planning Commission is again planning to put a sweatshop and warehouses on the South Central Farm site, and this time they're doing an end run around public comment.

Philippine agrarian reform: Powerful law, ineffectual bureaucracy (tags)

When the original CARP program that was passed under President Corazon Aquino was in danger of unraveling, the peasant movement came together and pushed the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms, or CARPER, through Congress in 2009.

Filipino Farmers to Aquino: Make Land Reform a Development Priority (tags)

Philippines, March 2014 -- With less than four months remaining before the upcoming “death” of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)’s land distribution component on June 30 2014, 300 farmers from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) today trooped to Malacanang, calling for a drastic acceleration and overhaul of the implementation of the land reform effort.

Palestine's Land Defense Coalition (tags)

Israel

Monsanto's Harvest of Shame (tags)

GMOs

On Philippine President Aquino's Midterm Year (tags)

Deeper reforms needed to curb inequality

Farming Injustice (tags)

Another day, another new initiative to boycott Israel:

Israel Encourages Settler Violence (tags)

Israel

Califorina ~ Pan African Trade Grows Jobs and Profits (tags)

Can Califorina Pan African Trade and Commerce quantify and expand job creation and economic development? The South African effort in California is worthy of support.

Document Shows Utah Homeland Security Consulted Fur Group (tags)

Leaked document shows Utah Division of Homeland Security consulted the Fur Commission USA on "animal rights extremism" at their annual meeting.

Leaked Document: ALF-Prevention And Security Manual For Fur Farms (tags)

20-page document gives inside look at how fur farmers prevent raids by the Animal Liberation Front.

Occupying an urban farm in Albany, CA (tags)

For three weeks, Occupiers farmed a bit of ground in Albany, CA (it's north of Oakland in the SF Bay area)

Repeal NAFTA to Restore Mexico's Economic Stability (tags)

The economic crisis in Mexico was worsened by the passage of NAFTA free trade agreement. Currently the neoliberal and neoconservative status quo politicians have appeared unable to try to repeal NAFTA, as if the document were written in stone and handed to William "Moses" Clinton by none other than God. Reality is that NAFTA was crafted by some very deceptive human beings who placed the interest of profits for corporations above the well being of the people of the U.S. and Mexico.

PHILIPPINES: SC Reversal on Hacienda Luisita, A Triumph of CARPER, Agrarian Justice (tags)

We in Akbayan Party welcome the Supreme Court's reversal of its previous ruling on the Hacienda Luisita case. It is a great victory not only for the beneficiaries but also for every Filipino farmer. Now it is crystal clear, land distribution is the sole, genuine avenue of agrarian reform. Likewise, this decision affirms the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program- Extension with Reforms (CARPER) - farmers must own the lands they till and it is the onus of government to guarantee it.

BREAKING: City Council Votes Unanimously Against South Central Farmers (tags)

LOS ANGELES - November 15, 2011 – The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to drop the 2.5 acre open space requirement for development at the former site of the South Central Farm

When Goliath Wins: The Triumph of Redevelopment in Los Angeles (tags)

On Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., the South Central Farmers, their supporters, and the residents of the Central-Alameda neighborhood will confront the Los Angeles City Council in its chambers one more time to try to save the Farm and save the neighborhood. in the unlikely event they succeed, they might save the City.

SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)

Farmers Join with Central–Alameda Residents and OccupyLA To Halt Sale of Last Piece of Urban Farm

Localicious Gala: 30 Years, 30 Chefs, 30 Farmers (tags)

Good Food Festival (tags)

Farmers Fighting for South Central Again (tags)

The Farmers defend the last vestige of the Farm against City and development. Join them Thursday morning, 8:00 a.m., at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Akbayan to PNoy: leave lasting legacy, finish agrarian reform (tags)

Three days before the commemoration of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform law (CARL), advocates who campaigned for the extension and improvement of the law banded together to call on President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to finish the just distribution of all agricultural lands.

The South Central Farmers: The Dream Reborn (tags)

The fight for the Farm is on again

USDA; Try "Coexistence" w/ Monsanto; HELL NO! (tags)

Scientific studies show increasing links between consumption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and severe health risks, yet under Obama's USDA censorship remains business as usual. Lack of truth in labeling of GMO products deprive consumers of freedom of choice and the right to know what is in the food we are eating. Instead of protecting consumers, the USDA becomes the "long arm of Monsanto" by protecting their unregulated experiments on consumers in North America and elsewhere by exposing people to GMO products against their knowledge and consent.

STOP S. 510! Protect Independent Organic Farms! (tags)

If passed without amendments, S. 510, or the "Food Safety Modernization Act" would prevent independent organic farmers from growing and transporting their own food without being burdened by unreasonable regulations that do not apply to the larger corporate farms.

More on Obama's Capitulation and Betrayal (tags)

capitulating to Republicans

Help Us Replant Palestine! (tags)

Join the Palestine Solidarity Project as we prepare to replant the Saffa valley, destroyed by settlers in 2009 and currently under threat of annexation by the Israeli military. Saffa is a Palestinian agricultural community at the edge of the illegal Bat Ayn settlement, and Saffa farmers are frequently subject to settler violence and harassment. A series of settler attacks in the summer of 2009 left several Palestinian farmers wounded and much of the land destroyed.

The Sherrod factor (tags)

The Sherrod factor

EPA Hydro-Fracking Hearing Begins In Binghamton, NY (tags)

9/13/10 - Binghamton, NY - EPA hearings discuss safety issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" when related to pollution of groundwater. Fracking is the newest source for some natural gas pipelines like the one in San Bruno that recently exploded. Many older pipelines have serious safety concerns yet many more new pipelines are built each year due to expanded fracking of shale deposits without any clear oversight from federal regulators at PHMSA.

Legislation for Greater Agribusiness Empowerment (tags)

food safety off the table in these bills

Gaza's Poisoned Water (tags)

Gazans are being suffocated and poisoned

Israel's Separation Wall: A Health Hazard (tags)

The Wall is a weapon of mass destruction

"Making Paper From Trees Is Just Plain Stupid!" - Jack Herer (tags)

Just recently my wife broke her ankle and as a typical male I am a moron in a supper market. It takes me twice as much time to shop as it would if Namiko hobbled through the store with her broken ankle. I have however noticed a frightening specter that screamed at me from the super market shelves. At least 90 percent of the paper products I was looking at in the store, which includes the packaging are all made from virgin wood fiber pulped from trees. When you add in virgin wood fiber in news print, office, shipping and school use, you see that nothing much has changed.

Filipino farmers’ nation-wide march for Land Reform to kick off Jan. 10 (tags)

A nationwide protest march to highlight President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s alleged string of heinous crimes against farmers will kick off in Mindanao on January 10 and end in Manila on January 22, in time for the 23rd anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre, a partylist lawmaker said on Saturday. PESANTE NEWS learned today that Anakpawis partylist Representative Rafael Mariano said the nationwide farmers’ caravan was only an “opening salvo of sustained mass actions for this year leading to the end of the anti-peasant, corrupt, and fascist Arroyo administration.” Nationwide March for Land Reform “The nationwide march and caravan of farmers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will highlight Ms Arroyo’s string of heinous crimes against farmers, from wide-scale land-grabbing, brazen human rights violations, and unabashed plunder of agricultural funds, among others,” Mariano said in a statement.

Atenco PRESENTE!! en California (tags)

Leonel Rivero, abogado y defendor de presos politicos de Atenco en una gira al California. 10 de deciembre---PROTESTA INTERNACIONAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE LOS PRESOS DE ATENCO.

PESANTE BACKS HLI FARMERS AGAINST DISPLACEMENT (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (PESANTE)-USA support Hacienda Luisita farmers in their dispute as Cojuangco family's deadline for them to cultivate the lands,. Pesante is solidly behind the United Luisita Workers' Union (Ulwu) and Alyansa ng Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (Ambala) who are beefing up its forces as they anticipate displacement measures of the Hacienda Luisita, Inc.

115 signatures in 4 hours at farmers market (tags)

Saturday morning farmers market + 4 hours = 115 signatures on CCI Petition to legalize marijuana

GIVE BACK HACIENDA LUISITA TO THE FILIPINO FARMERS! (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network(PESANTE)-USA stands solidly with peasant organizations in the Philippines in their call: GIVE BACK THE HACIENDA LUISITA to the farmers! Pesante supports the call of former KMP chair PAeng Mariano . Anakpawis party-list Rep. Rafael Mariano said that Senator Noynoy Aquino’s statement that they will give up Hacienda Luisita is just ruse to further evade his duty to give the land to the farmers. He said the Aquino-Cojuangco family could just convert the estate into other uses (such as the Luisita Mall and the Luisita Industrial Park) to raise money and pay its debts, which do not comply with their obligations under the agrarian reform program. “For generations, the Cojuangcos have benefited greatly from the Hacienda and labor of the farmers. It’s time they give it away, selling it or converting it will only aggravate the problems,” said Mariano.

Stop the ICE Raids Now! Full Legalization for All! Alto a los Despidos Masivos - Stop the (tags)

Marcha for Reforma Migratoria - March for Immigration Reform! Los Trabajadores de Overhill Farms, American Apparel, Farmers Johns y otros llaman a todas las organizaciones de Derechos Humanos e Immigrantes y otras a Demandar que Presidente Obama Pare las multas a Patrones y verificacion de documentos que resultan en despidos masivos. The workers of Overhill Farms, American Apparel, Farmers Johns and others are calling to all the organizations of Human Rights and Immigrantes and others to Demand Obama to Stop Sanctions to employers, and employee verification due to the mass firing of people.

ICRC - Israel Traps Gazans in Deprivation and Despair (tags)

Israel's slow motion genocide

HR 2749 - A Stealth Agribusiness Empowerment Act (tags)

Obama targets small farmers for destruction

Military Abuses Vs Filipino Peasants Continues (tags)

Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA condemns and militantly protest the continuing acts of impunity of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against the democratic forces in the Philippines This came after two dozen men in fatigue uniforms broke into the office of a militant farmers’ cooperative in Sanchez Mira in northwestern Cagayan shortly after midnight on June 11, mauled farmers staying in it to participate in a seminar, and ran away with undisclosed amounts of cash and goods . According to reports, 20 armed men forcibly entered the Mass Cooperative office in Bgy. Massisit in Sanchez Mira here and mauled the seminar participants, some members of the party list group Anak Pawis, aside their taking money and valuables.

MILITARY ABUSES AgAINST FILIPINO PEASANTS CONTINUES (tags)

he US based Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA condemns and militantly protest the continuing acts of impunity of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against the democratic forces in the Philippines This came after two dozen men in fatigue uniforms broke into the office of a militant farmers’ cooperative in Sanchez Mira in northwestern Cagayan shortly after midnight on June 11, mauled farmers staying in it to participate in a seminar, and ran away with undisclosed amounts of cash and goods . Pesante -USA noted that similar cases of political harassment of militants in Cagayan province had occurred in the past, the most prominent being the burning two years ago of a community radio station in Baggao town which was put up with the help of the party-list group Bayan Muna.

Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah Join the South Central Farmers To Take Back the Farm (tags)

***Breaking News*** Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah Join the South Central Farmers To Take Back the Farm Saturday, June 13, 6:00-11:30 p.m. Reunion at the Farm Update to Press Release SAVE THE FARM SAVE THE WORKERS SAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD LOS ANGELES--On Saturday, June 13, Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah, both luminaries in the South Central Farm encampment and environmental activists, will join the South Central Farmers and Farm supporters at a reunion and recommitment to the Farm at 41st and Alameda

June 12th, 2009: South Central Farmers rally at City Hall 8:00 am (tags)

South Central Farmers Return to City Hall! Friday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. Press Conference at City Hall Saturday, June 13, 6:00-11:30 p.m. Reunion at the Farm LOS ANGELES--On Friday June 12, at 8:00 a.m. the South Central Farmers and their supporters will return to City Hall to demand fair and equitable treatment for South Central residents and Farmers in the face of continuing City privileges for developer Ralph Horowitz. The following day, Farmers and Farm supporters will hold a reunion on the third anniversary of the destruction of the Farm for all interested in restoring the South Central Farm.

Filipino peasant leader ambushed! (tags)

Renato Peñas, Vice-President of PAKISAMA (National Movement of Peasant Organizations), was ambushed dead by unidentified gunmen at 11:00 PM Friday, 5 June 2009, on the way to his farm in Sumilao, Bukidnon.

GMO Proliferation Bills (tags)

GMO pollution

NEVER AGAIN (tags)

Stop the MASSACRE

Actions Against Forever 21 Continue (tags)

“What's going on here is environmental racism. Why are we always putting warehouses or pollution in certain areas? Why don't they put the warehouse here [in Old Town Pasadena]? We know that they're not going to put a warehouse here where they're going to have diesel trucks—50 an hour—coming in this area raising the asthma rates, raising the cancer rates. They're not going to allow that here, but they're going to allow it in our community. And they're going to say, 'That's what they're used to, that's what they deserve, that's what it's zoned for.'” -- Rosa, South Central farmer/Food Not Bombs

VIDEO Israelis open fire at international activists & palestinian farmers (tags)

24th February 2009 Khoza'a, Khan Younis , Gaza Strip: Palestinian farmers, accompanied by international human rights workers, were fired upon by Israeli forces in the village of Khozaa, near Khan Younis, this morning. The farmers and human rights workers were attempting to work on land around 300m from the Green Line.

Feb 21, 2009 Protest Forever 21 in Pasadena (tags)

The South Central Farmers have joined forces with student groups California Statewide MEChA and D-Q Unity to force the international teen clothing corporation Forever 21 to end plans for construction on the site of the South Central Farm and demand fair wages for its workers. The SCF Action Committee will lead a rally to kickoff a national boycott until the Farm is restored and stop worker abuse ended on Saturday, December 13, at noon at the Forever 21 "superstore" at 35 N. De Lacey Avenue in Pasadena, one block north of Colorado Avenue.

A Short History of US Government Handouts (tags)

The American way - socialized costs and privatizing profits

Zapatista University Chapter 1: The World-Farm (tags)

Scientists have been hard at work figuring out what's gone wrong with humanity's relationship to the environment. But they never write books for the politically marginalized people who suffer the effects. So now I write science books for activists. The complete book can be found on my website.

Petition against the expropriation of french (and also européen) farmer’s famili (tags)

Hello, dear américain friends We invite you to see this petition below and if you are in agreement with its contents then why not add your signature? In advance thank you for your support

Never Forever 21 Coalition, South Central Farmers Rally, Saturday, December 13th, 12PM-3PM (tags)

ECOLOGY + JUSTICE NO FOREVER 21 SAVE THE FARM SAVE THE WORKERS SAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD LOS ANGELES--The South Central Farmers have joined forces with student groups California Statewide MEChA and D-Q Unity to force the international teen clothing corporation Forever 21 to end plans for construction on the site of the South Central Farm and demand fair wages for its workers. The SCF Action Committee will lead a rally to kickoff a national boycott until the Farm is restored and stop worker abuse ended on Saturday, December 13, at noon at the Forever 21 "superstore" at 35 N. De Lacey Avenue in Pasadena, one block north of Colorado Avenue.

Free Reception and Closing Exhibit of Allensworth: 100 Years of the California Dream (tags)

National Black Farm leaders travel to Los Angeles to celebrate Gumption at the Junction: Allensworth and connect the historical legacy of Black Farmers in California to the new released report "A Seat at the Table: Diversity and the 2008 Farm Bill. New opportunity to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in our communities expanding job creation, technical education and economic development in partnership with USDA, CDFA and regional organizations.

U.S./Mexico Border Wall Risks Endangered Species Extinctions from Gene Isolation (tags)

Risks of the U.S./Mexico border wall on native species of ocelots and other mammals include extinction from genetic isolation of disconnected populations.

South Central Farmers Demand Ethics Investigation of Local Officials (tags)

Citing an apparent conflict of interest, the South Central Farmers are demanding that California's State Attorney General investigate the sale of the site of the South Central Farm by Los Angeles city officials to local developer Ralph Horowitz for a trucking center for women's clothing manufacturer and retailer Forever 21.

The Devastation of Glabalizattion (tags)

The most devastating affects of Globalization; Culture loss, environmental destruction.

PHILIPPINES: Open Letter to the NPA General Command and the NDF (tags)

We, the undersigned, condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent spate of killings of farmers and farmer-leaders in Masbate, perpetrated by individuals identified as belonging to the local command of the New People’s Army.

GOOD NEWS FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)

South Central Farmers, community members, and progressive organizations call for shutting down the "h" Horowitz Warehouse in South Central Los Angeles

Save the Farm. Deadline: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (tags)

On July 2, Angelinos overcame the City-planned divides between rich and poor, cultural differences, and even broke through language barriers in the fight to restore the South Central Farm. When the developer proposed a diesel-spewing warehouse distribution center for the site, Farmers and Farm supporters threw a wrench in the cogs of City Hall and won a round in the fight to force Horowitz to do an Environmental Impact Report: they forced a twenty-one day delay for more public comments, and gained a glimmer of hope to restore the Farm. The fight between the people and developers' grip on City Hall could be decided by this Wednesday, July 23, 2008, the new deadline for public comments and the second hearing, a week or two later on the tenth floor of City Hall, in front of a small advisory board.

Saving the South Central Farm: Listening to the Land (tags)

To many, it looked like the Struggle to Save the South Central Farm was defeated, a dream buried beneath the treads of the bulldozers that plowed the Farm under following the brutal invasion of an army of LA County Sheriffs crushed the resistor's encampment, turning the land from a liberated zone into an oppressive, occupied one. But all that could change. Here's why, and how you can help make it change.

Hunger, The Silent Tsunami (tags)

Rice, the main food for nearly half of the world's population, costs twice as much as in December. The economic policy of the World Bank forced on countries on account of neocolonial trade relations is responsible for the unproductivity, not only the traditional small farmer system.

STOP US TAX DOLLARS FUNDING REPRESSION IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Thanks to Bush, US ciizens' tax dollars are being wasted funding the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime in the Philippines. Arroyo has been condemned by Amnesty International. Human Rights Watch, Asia Commission on Human Rights, World Council of Churches ,UN Rapporteurs, and numerous organizations for committing thousands of extra-judicial murders of lawyers, journalists, church people, women and union organizers, indigenous minority peoples. We need to put a stop to this outrageous inhumanity.

South Central Farm Shows Alternative to Industrial Ag's Monocultura (tags)

The farming methods using crop diversity were evidenced at south central farm prior to the destruction by the L.A. Sheriff's bulldozers. SC farm's 'milpa' method is our escape from dependency on increasingly toxic petrochemicals used by industrial agribusiness monoculture plantations.

Can the Market End the Food Shortage? (tags)

Speculative money now flows in soy, corn, rice, wheat and sugar. The possibility of a "bubble" exists because speculators orient themselves in the behavior of other speculators and are only restrictedly interested in demand.

World Bank and IMF Policies Caused Food Crisis (tags)

The IMF changed its economic direction and took a market radical neoliberal economic course at the beginning of the 1980s with the rise of monetarism. Hunger inthe world can only be overcome with long-term sustainable strategies, not with the short-term horizon of Wall Street.

INSTEAD OF FOOD SUMMIT (tags)

Citing the national food summit as a “useless” move to solve the looming rice crisis in the country, the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) pushed, instead, for the abolition of the rice cartel and the approval of House Bill 3059 or the genuine agrarian reform bill. “Walang kuwenta ang food summit dahil hindi ito ang solusyon sa krisis ng bigas [The food summit is useless because this is not the solution to the rice crisis],” Ka Tonying Flores, auditor of KMP, said Friday.

AGRARIAN REFORM 29 bishops urge Congress to extend CARP (tags)

Twenty-nine Catholic prelates, including Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales and Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, have asked the House of Representatives to immediately extend through legislation the 20-year-old Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The CARP expires on June 10 this year.

The Present Rice Crisis in The Philippines (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA, a Filipino farmers, environmental and human rights advocacy group based in Los Angeles expressed dismay over the US-Arroyo regime’s way of solving the present rice crisis in the former rice producing nation of the Philippines. The Philippine government is going to buy two million metric tons of rice abroad at a cost of $600 or P24,600 per metric ton, that will be P49.2 billion, which is 146 times than the Philippines annual post-harvest budget. President Arroyo already released P1.5 billion to boost rice production especially in the top 10 poorest provinces. The rice will be imported- from of all places-- the United States and Vietnam.

Afghanistan Cannabis Crop Up 40 Percent (tags)

Cannabis cultivation rose 40 percent in Afghanistan this year, to 173,000 acres from 123,550 in 2006, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime estimated in its 2007 opium survey. The crop is being grown in at least 18 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, according to the survey released last month. The U.N. report singles out Balkh as a "leading example" of an opium-free province, saying other areas should follow "the model of this northern region where leadership, incentives and security have led farmers to turn their backs on opium."

Biodiesel once, twice recycled? GMO smog? (tags)

Background on risks of promoting biodiesel as petroleum alternative, guarding against biotech's corporate takeover of corn, soy and other potential biodiesel sources. Local control of used fryer oil or rendering corporation monopoly??

Where have all the Eucalyptus Trees Gone (tags)

Where have all the Eucalyptus Trees Gone ©Imam Ali Siddiqui, October 21, 2007

Hearing (7/31) on Cheney's role in Rio Klamath fish kill of 2002 (tags)

Despite previous warnings of an impending collapse of Klamath's riparian ecosystem, Cheney promised basin farmers far more water than could be delivered during a severe drought season of 2002. As predicted, low water flows resulted in a massive die-off of endangered Klamath Rio salmon, today Cheney is being held responsible for his deceptive manipulations of science for profit off of physically unavailable water..

U.S. corporations profit from undocumented migrants (tags)

Minutemen/SOS racist assertions derail any open dialogue about NAFTA/WTO free trade policies as a source of undocumented immigration that enables corporations to exploit migrant farmworkers..

The South Central Farmers: No derrotados! (tags)

The Farm, the Farmers, their supporters and a new promise.

MP3 Audio: Dele Aileman speaks at the Farm Reunion (tags)

Community activist Dele Aileman was one of the speakers at the farmers reunion. Here is an excerpt from his speech.

South Central Farm: Encampment Reunion 2007 (tags)

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2007 – One year to the day after the forced evictions of the South Central Farmers from their land by a small army of Sheriffs and LAPD the farmers held a reunion in the streets outside the now barren land.

KMP-Negros revive calls to scrap ‘flawed’ agrarian reform law (tags)

With the recent death of two farmer beneficiaries and the wounding of several others in Hacienda Velez-Malaga, La Castellana town, Negros Occidental, calls for the scrapping of the “flawed” agrarian reform law has been revived. Claiming that it has not benefited poor farmers but consolidated the stronghold of big landowners, militant groups’ Kilu sang Mang bubukid Pilipinas-Negros, Pamalakaya, and the biggest labor group in the sugar industry, the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW), slammed the “fake” CARP law and will oppose plans to extend it. The three groups also condemned the killing of the two members of Task Force Ma palad (TFM) last Monday saying this shows a “glaring failure” of CARP. However, they also criticized TFM for giving “false hopes” to their members in owning land.

South Central Farmers: Displaced, NOT Defeated (tags)

This month marks the one year anniversary of the brutal and violent eviction of the South Central Farmers. Today, they gather for a special monthly gatheringi at their Tianguis to reflect and celebrate moving forward.

Building Bridges Radio: India's Economy - The Real Story (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

Farmers Branch TX, OK’s Racist Anti-Migrant Law (tags)

The racist electorate of Farmers Branch, Texas has approved by a 68% – 32% (preliminary results) vote, an ordinance that would fine landlords and property managers $500.00 for renting to the undocumented.

Harassment of South Central Farmers Continues (tags)

Eleven months after local authorities evict the South Central Farmers from the largest urban garden in the United States, harassment by the City continues.

PESANTE-USA DEMANDS RELEASE OF MAMBURAO 6 (tags)

PESANTE -USA, a Filipino peasant , human rights and environmental advocacy group based in the United States militantly, fully and wholeheartedly supports the call of ther Kilusan ng mga Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KM) demanding the release of all six Mindoro farmers convicted of killings brothers Paul and Michael Quinto in 1997. KMP or the Philippine Peasant Movement also accused the government of using “divide-and-rule” tactics to bail out administration ally Jose Villarosa, a former congressman.

An Appeal to Philippine President Arroyo (tags)

Stop agrarian violence and killing of farmers! Implement agrarian reform in contentious landholdings!

Rural Workers in Uruguay occupy land and call for solidarity (tags)

On January 14 of this year, Mandiyú – a group of small dairy farmers – occupied a 388 hectare section of the Eduardo Acevedo Estate in the area of Bella Unión, in the north of Uruguay. This is the second land occupation in the country, following the group of “peludos” (sugar cane workers) in their occupation one year ago of another 32 hectares that had been abandoned for more than ten years.

URGENT; INDIA and GM crops...petition (tags)

URGENT: On 31st January 2007 there's a major hearing in the Supreme Court in India on the writ petition over GM crops. The organisers of this petition want to be able to show that there's massive worldwide support for calling a halt to the problems being inflicted by GM crops on India. They can only do that with your support. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/no-to-indias-crops-being-genetically-engineered.html Also, post on other sites.

The Winter Harvest of the South Central Farmers (tags)

The Farmers open a new center and a new farm, ready to bring their organic produce to South Central. The rest of us might get a taste, too.

A good reason to legalize pot (tags)

Hemp has many uses but remains illegal to grow without permit

The Farmers' Promise (tags)

The South Central Farmers opened their new community center today, across the street from the bulldozed site of the South Central Farm

South Central Farmers’ Tianguis and Centro Open House Sunday (tags)

South Central Farmers’ Tianguis and Centro Open House Sunday South Central Farmers continue to move forward in pushing their mission statement of providing access to high quality, high nutritious produce and vegetables in South Central Los Angeles. While the politicians fail to address the growing trend of childhood obesity, cardio-vascular diseases in our community the SCF continue to push for local solutions through direct intervention with education and access.

Government forces farmers to use expensive machines, which drives up the cost of produce (tags)

This article should be titled "Government causes worker shortage which causes farmers to use expensive machinery instead of cheap manual labor, driving up the cost of produce for Americans, and keeping Mexican laborers unemployed". But instead of blaming the government for the problem, the newspaper blames the farmers.

Pesante-USA Condemns Mass Arrest of Peasants in Quezon. Support ANAKPAWIS Solon call (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network-USA vehemently condemns the mass arrests of peasant leaders in Quezon and support he just call of ANAKPAWIS representative Rafael Marinao’s call that asked the House of Representatives’ committees on agrarian reform and human rights to investigate the arrest of 48 activists and the violent dispersal here on Saturday of protesting tenants.

Philippine troops, block farmers in Anti-GMA –Pro Peasant caravan in Pampanga, Central Luz (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesnte) -USA in solidarity with the peasant organizations in the Philippines, strongly condemns the military and police harrasment of the peasant caravan from Central Luzon in Pampanga, going to Manila in protest over the agrarian reform month in the Philippines. Media souces reported today that 500 militant farmers taking part in a Central Luzon-wide caravan against political killings and American war games were stopped on Thursday by about 200 government soldiers and residents in the Pampanga capital of San Fernando and blocked four times by policemen on their way to this ecozone and Manila. Pesante-USA vehemently protest such military harrasments that used their civilian supporters to coerce and harass peasant protesting GMA's bogus land reform and fascist attacks against the people especially the KMP and other progressive groups.

Hold Bayer Accountable for LL601 GE Contamination of Rice (tags)

USDA to retroactively approve Bayer's illegal LL601 GE rice after contamination discovered. Write letter to hold Bayer Crop Science accountable for contaminating US food supply with GE rice (LL601), aka "Liberty Link" rice, resistant to Bayer's manufactured "Liberty" glufosinate herbicide brand.

PHOTOS: Pyeongtaek Solidarity Action (tags)

LOS ANGELES, September 21, 2006 – A demonstration for International Day of Peace and to express solidarity with the Korean farmers of Pyeongtaek was held today.

JUDGE ALARCON THROWS OUT RALPH HOROWITZ’S LAWSUIT (tags)

The court ruled that the plaintiffs had not alleged facts or provided the court with evidence showing that the Farmers had engaged in a willful act in their use of the preliminary injunction that was not proper in the regular conduct of the legal proceedings. The court held that under case law in California, even if a party files an action that it knows is substantively meritless and does so for an improper purpose, these facts alone do not constitute a claim for abuse of process. The Horowitz plaintiffs had to show that the Farmers used the preliminary injunction in an improper way after they obtained it. The plaintiffs failed to allege or show in their opposition brief any such misuse of the injunction, and because they did not, the court granted the Farmers’ motion and dismissed the plaintiffs’ lawsuit.

National Latino Congreso Delegates put Councilperson Jan Perry on Notice (tags)

Delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for the City of Los Angeles, City Attorney, Councilperson Perry, Mr. Horowitz to 1) drop all charges against the non-violent civil resisters; 2) for Councilperson Perry to cease her political black mail of Mr. Horowitz, and 3) that all parties should come to the table and negotiate “in good faith” to restore the South Central Farm to the South Central Farmers and the community.

South Central Farm Vigil (pix) 8-18-06 (tags)

As one of their signs said, "We are Rooted." Despite the great destruction of crops, the farmers and their supporters are continuing the fight. Their focus is on Councilperson Jan Perry.

South Central Farmers: “Back in Action” (tags)

A well-attended vigil was held (the first of several) to draw attention to Councilperson Jan Perry and her role in the mass-destruction of plant life and eviction of farmers.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (14) Mad Cow Disease?? (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 14th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with the possibility that Mad Cow Disease resulted primarily from genetically-engineered cattle feed.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (13) Toxic Oil Syndrome (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 13th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with Toxic Oil Syndrome which afflicted Spain in 1981, involving one of today's big 4 GM crops -- canola (oilseed rape).

South Central Farmers and Supporters Back In Action! (tags)

The media and the politicians would have you believe that the struggle of the South Central Farmers has gone and disappeared! We have re-organized and are back on the scene to fight injustice and the lack of consideration for the South Central Farmers by the City of Los Angeles and its Politicians.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (12) Mystery Diseases: Nature (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 12th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with so-called "mystery" diseases afflicting Nature during this terrible -- and worsening -- GMO era.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (11) Mystery Diseases: Human Health (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 11th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with so-called "mystery" diseases afflicting human health in this terrible -- and worsening -- GMO era.

Action Alert: Protect Farm Workers, Health, and Environment - Stop SB 1056 (tags)

Urge State Senators in Los Angeles to vote "NO" on SB 1056 - the "Monsanto Seed Preemption Bill". Timely action is needed to support California’s working farmers, community health, and environment.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (10) Bt-cotton Fiber Disease (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 10th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with an almost science-fiction affliction -- Bt-cotton Fiber Disease.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (9) Chronic Fatigue and Myalgia (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 9th in a series, dealing here with the explosion in Chronic Fatigue and Myalgia cases during the GMO era.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (8) Gulf War Syndrome (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 8th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with Gulf War Syndrome. A vast political cover-up accompanied a vast genetically-engineered medical horror.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (7) Food-Derived Illnesses in General (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 7th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with food-derived illnesses in general, which have skyrocketed since genetically-engineered (Frankenstein) food has infested the marketplace.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (6) Food-Induced Life-Threatening Shock (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 6th in the series, dealing here with life-threatening shock (anaphylaxis) caused by eating genetically-engineered (Frankenstein) food.

GMO Disease Epidemics: Maize (Corn) (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 5th in the series, dealing here with CORN (maize). That genetic engineering has been allowed to contaminate this wonderful food, originated by native Americans 2,000 years ago, is vile beyond description.

South Central Farmers Respond to Crack Down on Free Speech by Los Angeles City Council (tags)

We should not be under any illusions that we live in an open and democratic society, at least not in the 9th district or South Central Los Angeles. Let us strip away the mythology, the propaganda, and the "decorum". Its tough to survive in South Central Los Angeles, even if you call it something else..

GMO Disease Epidemics: (4) GM-Insulin (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 4th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing with GM-INSULIN. (see the 2nd, "Hepatitis B Vaccine", for a rundown of the extreme dangers of genetically engineered medicine)

GMO Disease Epidemics: (3) Aspartame artificial sweetener (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 3rd in a series, dealing with a horrific artificial sweetener (by Monsanto) that infests 6,000 food products.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (2) Hepatitis B Vaccine (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused many disease epidemics-- documented but unpublicized. Note that GE medicine has been totally ignored by environmentalists and anti-GMO campaigners. Read and take heed -- it may save your health or life.

Judge rules against farmers (tags)

The judge has rejected all the farmers claims and ruled in favor of Horowitz Lawyers for the farmers say they will appeal the ruling. Farmers say the fight is not over and will continue to fight to take the land back

Judge to Rule in SC Farm Case This Wednesday (tags)

Judge to Rule in South Central Farmers Case This Wednesday, the 26th, 9:30 AM

GMO Disease Epidemics: (2) Hepatitis B Vaccine (tags)

Genetic Engineering has already caused many DISEASE EPIDEMICS -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 2nd in a series revealing the epidemics. Note that GM medicine has been almost totally ignored by environmentalists. Do read and take heed. -- it may save your health or life.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (1) Tryptophan (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GM, GMOs) has caused many disease epidemics, unpublicized by the corporate mass media. This article, the first in a series, reveals these documented epidemics. The article also explains about Patents on Life, and offers an Action Plan to OUTLAW both GM and sacrilegious Patents on Life upon which GM depends.

South Central Farmers and International Supporters Prepared for Judge to Rule on Facts of (tags)

outh Central Farmers and International Supporters Prepared for Judge to Rule on Facts of the Law Daryl Hannah, Farmers and their supporters express hope for victory and vision for a healthy future of Los Angeles

WHO OWNS THE FARM? (tags)

Garrett describes developer Ralph Horowitz as venting his wrath against the South Central Farmers in an hour - long migrant-bashing tirade.

Report Back: South Central Farmers 2nd Day in Court. (tags)

Attorneys for the farmers and the attorneys for the Horowitz and the city made their opening statements today to Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Horowitz Denied; 1st Victory for South Central Farmers In Case Against Back Room Deal Betw (tags)

Horowitz Denied; 1st Victory for South Central Farmers In Case Against Back Room Deal Between Developer And The City Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Case By Horowitz; Rules Case To Be Tried For “Waste” of Public Resources

Seeds of Hope, Seeds of War: Race, Class and the Battle for the South Central Farm (Final) (tags)

The world is literally watching. Media worldwide have covered the case of the South Central Farm, the largest urban garden in the United States, the efforts of the city's elites to drive the farmers from the land, and the farmer's remarkable resistance. On June 13th, the County moved to evict, concentrating a massive police presence in the area to uproot the resistor's encampment on the land. The South Central Farm arose from the ashes of the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion, and stands as a symbol of hope to millions. Despite the eviction, the struggle continues, with a court hearing this week challenging the City's sale of the land to a private developer. When the Los Angeles City Council sold the 14 acre plot called the South Central Farm to developer Ralph Horowitz, they sold land they didn’t own.

South Central Farmers Have Good First Day in Court (tags)

The judge in the case waived Horowitz motions to dismiss the case so the hearings will go forward. The judge also accepted the language of the farmers claim which forms the basis of the farmers case against Horowitz and the city.

Horowitz Watchman Brutalizes Farm Supporter Days Before Hearing (tags)

Horowitz Watchman Brutalizes Farm Supporter Days Before Hearing Recovery of South Central Farmers' Personal and Religious Objects Denied

Paid Thug Attacks SCF Supporter (tags)

Horowitz' rent a cop attacks supporter of South Central Farmers.

Representative Maxine Waters Speaks At South Central Farm (tags)

Representative Maxine Waters Speaks At South Central Farm International Solidarity Days Sunday July 9 Against The “Unconscionable Act” of Bulldozing the Farm; Links City Council Member Jan Perry and Developer Ralph Horowitz “In Business Together”

Visiting the SCF: Report Back (tags)

Impressions from my second visit to the farm (I'm from Sonoma County)

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FROM VENEZUELA WITH THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS (tags)

Statement of solidarity from Venezuela with the South Central Farmers obtained through a transmission made between Los Angeles and two Venezuelan radios: Radio Nacional , and radio YVKE/MUNDIAL as part of the international solidarity events to take place between July 7 and July 10, 2006.

Jan Perry's Mean Streak (tags)

For the last 3 years Jan Perry has attempted to thumb the South Central Farmers, but it appears that they have really brought out the true nature of the "Shirley Temple Black" of the City Council.

SCFs have won the political dialectic! (tags)

“First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi

"WE ARE FARMERS, NOT GARDENERS" (tags)

To say that we are gente de maiz – people of maize -- is to say that we are one: the people, the land and the maize (chile, frijol & nopal, too) are all one.

De Norte o Sur, Este Oeste, Campesinos venceron, Cueste lo Que Cueste (tags)

. Back ground of Farm and more photos of the destruction, grief, pain and rage as the bulldozers started again today. International Days of Solidarity to begin Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

South Central Farmers Shall Over Come (tags)

Horowitz and Jan Perry want to see the farmers bleed. They shall not have that pleasure.

FARM UPDATE: 7:30 AM - Only One Bulldozer, still on North side (tags)

Caller from farm reports only one bulldozer in operation, working North side of farm at this time

Photos: Farmers Stop the Destruction (tags)

South Central Farmers Stop the Destruction of the Farm

South Central Farmers International Solidarity Days (July 7-10) (tags)

CALL TO ACTION Support the South Central Farmers! Save the South Central Farm & Support Small Farms Worldwide! South Central Farm International Solidarity Days July 7-10 “You are never strong enough that you don't need help.” - Cesar Chavez

VIDEO - South Central Farm: Direct Action Disables Bulldozer (tags)

Direct Action Disables Bulldozer South Central Farm July 5, 2006

UPDATE: July 5th, 1pm: Farm Supporters Dragged Out, Arrested (tags)

URGENT! As of 1pm, farm supporters are being dragged out of the farm and arrested for practicing civil disobedience to stop the bulldozers. Community members needed at farm to witness and stop this injustice!

12:15pm update South Central Farm (tags)

MAYOR'S OFFICE LIES TO FARMERS!

Bulldozers Move In to Destroy the South Central Farm!!! (tags)

Bulldozers Move In to Destroy the South Central Farm!!!

VIDEO: South Central Farmers Parade in Santa Monica (tags)

July 1, 2006 Farmers parade down the 3rd street mall.

Isn't corporate welfare great!!!! (tags)

How can a farmer afford his BMW if the feds don't give him corporate welfare.

July 2006 South Central Farmers Stand (tags)

updated June 19, 2006 leaflette in Word .doc with important July 2, 2006 additions

Stop Biotech Bullies from controlling food (tags)

Senate Bill 1056 prevents local communities from having any choices about limiting biotech genetically modified crops in their town or county. Biotech lobbyists have Sacramento's politicians in Assembly Agriculture eating out of their hand..

South Central Farmers Parade Saturday, 1 p.m. (tags)

July 12 Trial To Contest Legality of Sale To Horowitz – Media To Cover Event South Central Farmers and Supporters Host Westside Parade This Saturday, 1 p.m.

Jewish Journal Clears South Central Farmers of Anti-Semitism (tags)

Did Anti-Semitism Take Root at the South Central Farm?

Watsonville Brown Berets in Solidarity with South Central Farmers (tags)

The Watsonville Chapter of the Brown Berets has made a special trip to Los Angeles this week to provide support to the South Central Farmers. Uploaded is an interview with Tomas of the Brown Berets

SCF Farmers Market and Music Extravaganza Sunday (tags)

Julia Butterfly Hill Returns As Farmers and Supporters Maintain Vision For Saving The Farm

Green syndicalist response to CA water board decision (tags)

The usually deaf (hard of hearing) official characters of the CA water board are directly responsible for the increased militarization of labor and ecoactivists in the pesticide soaked central valley..

TAKE BACK THE FARM Actions for this weekend June 23-25 (tags)

TAKE BACK THE FARM Actions for this weekend June 23-25

Encampment at South Central Farm Persists Steadily (tags)

Spirits are high South Central Farm. Encampment persists, and strategies in play to win back the farm~

Take Back the Farm (tags)

Here are the main points in the continuing fight to save the South Central Farm:

South Central Farm report back-- (tags)

Hey all, I came down from SF to visit the farm this weekend...This is my brief report back I posted to Indymedia in the Bay Area.

South Central Farm: A community Outreach (tags)

An essay regarding the South Central Farm and how it is helping to ease gang and inter-ethnic tensions. Also addresses the farm's ability to allow the community to interact with Chicano and Mexican culure, despite the fact that the farm is not anywhere near Mexico.

Navajo says evictions of farmers from urban farm sends a message (tags)

" Klee Benally, Navajo from Arizona, was at South Central Farm and said the creation of this oasis - an urban garden - and the arrests and evictions should send a signal to Indian country and the nation. "

Korean Farmers in Solidarity with South Central Farmers (tags)

You Sang Woog, part a delegation visiting from Korea speaks to the South Central Farmers on June 14th one day after the sheriffs raid and bulldozing of portions of the farm. He expressed his solidarity with the South Central Farmers. The fight to save the farm is not over.

Response to the L.A. Times' Steve Lopez's trashing of Farm supporters. (tags)

In this piece I address the many errors and generally shoddy reporting in Steve Lopez L.A. Times column about the "eviction" on June 14, 2006

All the Farm Stories (tags)

This is a collection of all the local newswire stories about the SCF, so far.

Plowed Under (tags)

South Central Farm Crisis in Los Angeles (tags)

Willie Nelson, Darryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Danny Glover, Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly-Hill support farmers in the struggle to save the nation's largest urban farm. Darryl Hannah appears on Larry King Live with Willie Nelson to show footage of eviction. Danny Glover calls eviction a Day of Mourning, a Day of Shame

South Central Farm community model for when Peak Oil hits (tags)

In many ways, I think the community at the South Central Farm was a model of what could be, and what might be when peak oil hits and what should be, so that resources are avaiable to all and no one has to starve.

Statement on Farm from Tezozomoc (tags)

South Central Farmers June 13, 2006 Greetings!

Horowitz Unleashes Sheriff (tags)

South Central Farmers learn bittler lesson of the role of the courts and politicians.

Horowitz Breaks His Silence (tags)

Speaking to Gary Berglund of NBC4.tv

Farmers Blocking street at 41st & Long Beach (tags)

Caller reports A number of Farmers are now sitting down in the street at 41st & Long Beach.

Emergency Alert: Police Evicting South Central Farmers - Take Action (tags)

The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition is calling on all progressive people to mobilize support for the South Central Farm. If you can come to the Farm, please protest the unjust eviction of the Farmers today.

Farmers call for protest @ City Council NOW (tags)

Farmers are calling for supporters to go to today's city council meeting at city to protest the evictions

Report from the Farm for the weekend June 9,10,11 (tags)

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Willie Nelson Visits South Central Farm (tags)

Report from the farm

Farmers Say Talks Are On With Developer (tags)

From the Farmers Press Release:

SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS: Media Advisory (tags)

The Developer vs. the Nation's Largest Urban Farm (tags)

The Battle for South Central Farm By RALPH NADER

UPDATE from the Farm Tuesday, 6:30 pm (tags)

Farmers and their supporters are expressing concern that the sheriffs may come tonight or tomorrow morning.

Update from the Farm, Tuesday, 1:00 pm (tags)

There are reports of an incident this morning with the sheriff helicopter.

Pesante Support the South Central Farmers Struggle for Land and Life! (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante), a Filipino peasant, environmental and human rights advocacy network in the United States wholeheartedly support the struggle of 450 families in the South Central Farms that is now under the threat of land grabbing of the capitalist groups in Los Angeles.

a vicious campaign of calumny (tags)

Taking time out from organizing today's visits to the South Central Farm by Ralph Nadar, Peter Camejo, and Donna Warren, Dele Aileman, co-coordinator of the South Central Farmers, issued a statement in response to concerns that African-Americans are not among the Farmers working the land. First, he noted the appearance at the Farm of Danny Glover, Evelyn Knight, and Maxine Waters, the highest ranking government official to walk on the farmland. Then he continued:

SC Farm Update, 6/2/06, 10:40 am (tags)

SC Farm Update, 6/2/06, 10:40 am

SCF - Eviction Imminent! (tags)

The eviciton could happen at any time. SCF asking the community to increase their presence and support at the farm.

Encampment at the Farm – Day 8 (tags)

Monday, 5-29-06 - Encampment at the South Central Farm – Day 8

California Greens join celebrities, tree-sitters in 'solidarity' with South Central LA far (tags)

Green Party of California Press Release

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Sheriffs expected to attempt evictions tomorrow at daybreak, Sat. morn (tags)

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Sheriffs expected to attempt evictions tomorrow at daybreak, Sat. Morning May 27.

Farmers to be evicted by??? (tags)

Tezo says reason to beleive farmers will be evicted

Strong community support at the farm (tags)

On Wednesday, May 24, over 200 people were at the Farm at Alameda and 41 Street to show their support to the farmers of the South Central Farm. When I got there at 8:30 PM, I couldn’t see any Police at all, but there were farmer vigilantes with walkie talkies at the 4 corners, some listening to

ALERTA ROJA/RED ALERT: Sherriff's OFFICE has OK to Evict South Central Farmers ACT NOW (tags)

Subject: ZAPA-CALIFA: ALERTA ROJA/RED ALERT: Sherriff's OFFICE has OK to Evict South Central Farmers ACT NOW THE LOS ANGELES SHERRIFFS OFFICE HAVE GOTTEN THE OK TO COME AND EVICT THE FARMERS

South Central farmers resist eviction (tags)

Farmers and community activists have established an encampment on the South Central Farm to resist eviction from it’s owner Ralph Horowitz. The South Central farmers were unable to raise 16.35 million to save the farm and face eviction this week. Joan Baez, Darryl Hannah and Julie butterfly hill joined in calling for the mayor’s last minute efforts to save the farm. Christina Aanestad reports.

Farmers holding Vigil at the Farm Now: (tags)

Update 7:50 pm - A caller from the farm reports:

Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly & John Quigley Begin Tree Sit at South Central Farm (tags)

Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly & John Quigley Begin Tree Sit at South Central Farm

THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS STAND UP TO EVICTION. JOAN BAEZ TREE SITS. (tags)

Tuesday: 2:20pm Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly Hill, and John Quickley have climbed into the biggest Walnut tree at the farm and have pledged to hold a sit in the tree and support the farmers against an eviction.

Two DAys Left! (tags)

Ron Kovic joins Los Angeles Farmers in a "Spiritual Procession" to encourage saving the South Central Farm.

Hope Springs . . . at the South Central Farm (tags)

Last month, the Trust for Public Land negotiated purchase option with developer Ralph Horowitz that depended on the City coming up with a $5M match for $6M raised by the South Central Farm. Five days ago, the City reneged on the deal. Friday, with three days left, the Farmers and their supporters, ever hopeful, demanded that Mayor Villaraigosa step up to support the Farm.

S. Central Farmers' Actions this Week (tags)

The South Central Farmers and their supporters are gearing up for busy week of actions to 'save the farm' . The South Central Farm, at 14-acres, is believed to be the largest urban farm in the U.S., and thrives in one of the poorest areas of the country.

south Central Farmers: MEDIA ADVISORY (tags)

L.A. City Mayor Villaraigosa Fails to Raise Matching Funds to Save 350 Poor Families, in South Central Los Angeles, >From Brentwood Developer

Save the South Central Farm - Photo Essay (tags)

The city of Los Angeles is in the final stages of their effort to take the collective South Central Farm away from the community. HELP SAVE THE FARM!

Fair Trade for who? (tags)

by Steve Leighton A counter view to the Fair Trade Debate

Atenco No Está Solo (tags)

Protestors rally near the City of Industry to fight a government-corporate land grab in the small Mexican town of San Salvador Atenco.

Drive-By Councilman Dennis P. Zine 3rd District (tags)

Dennis P. Zine drunk with police power decides to do a drive by on the South Central Farmers.

Community Response to Mr. Zine (tags)

Community response to the "Angelino of Retribution"

Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)

An update on the situation due to the late night harassment of the South Central Farm by the Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine.

Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)

This is a rebuttal to Mr. Zine's Press Release.

This Monday: Farmers Day in Court (tags)

Monday 17th, 2006 @ 8:30 in the morning in Superior Court Dept. 1.

LAPD Internal Affairs Launches investigation into Zine‘s Visit to South Central Farm (tags)

SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2006

Councilman Zine’s Unexpected Visit to South Central Farm Provokes Angry Exchange. (tags)

Uploaded is an MP3 file of the farmers comments in council chambers today and Council member Zine's response

Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine terrorizes South Central Farmers. (tags)

South Central Farmers Documentary (7 Minutes) (tags)

Currently screening around the world, SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS is an inspiring short documentary about 350 poor families in South Central Los Angeles struggling to survive against the city and the wealthy, Visit www.SouthCentralFarmers.com for more info on their plight and how you can help.

Students March for Farmers at Cesar Chavez Walk L.A. (tags)

On Saturday, April 1st, at Historic Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, thousands gathered to celebrate the 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Walk L.A. The event was hosted by the United Farm Workers and the UFW Foundation. Hundreds of students support the UFW, South Central Farmers, and other organizations.

South Central Farmers drum circle at developers house this Wednesday (tags)

Come to the drum circle practice Wednesday night from 6:00pm-9:00 pm in Brentwood.  Right in front of Ralph's house. ;-) We will be at the intersection of Sunset Blvd and Woodburn Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Immigration Forum Thursday @ East LA College (tags)

East LA College Immigration Forum Thursday March 30, 2006 @ 7:00pm In the Student Center East LA College is on Cesar Chavez & Atlantic in Monterrey Park

How the Weekly Brews a Tempest in a Teapot (tags)

Let me be clear that I know nothing more about the internal workings of the South Central Farm than the L.A. Weekly reported in its March 15 muckraking article, "Bushel of Complaints" by Daniel Hernandez. So I've borrowed those facts and added a somewhat different spin. Here's my version.

Manifesto Workshop - Fundraiser for South Central Farmers (tags)

On Sunday, April 2, come join Matt and Haruko of M-Y-manifesto.net at the South Central Farm to write your own manifesto. Manifestos are not only for Karl Marx, Valerie Solanas, and the Unabomber. We each have a spot within ourselves that craves to be heard. Now is your chance to extract that truth within yourself. Noontime, Sunday April 2nd, come take a walk through the farm, breathe the fresh air, eat lunch from the market stands, and get energized for the work you're about to do. The workshop will begin at 12:30. Here we shall dive into traditional and unusual manifestos, view the world in a new way, and help spark ideas for your own manifesto.

MP3 Audio: South Central Farmers address City Council. (tags)

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Two Farm Stories (tags)

A couple links to important stories.

South Central Farmers Court Date: Monday March 20th, 8:30 am (tags)

South Central Farmers Court Date: Monday March 20th, 8:30 am Los Angeles Superior Court downtown at 111 North Hill Street

CommonVision Plants Fruit Trees at South Central Farm (tags)

CommonVision Plants Fruit Trees at South Central Farm

A Magic So Strong: The South Central Farm Must Live (tags)

This weekend the LA Times issued a deadly editorial attack on the South Central Farm, justifying the destruction of the land and the community, overtly using the theme of "property rights" to do so. Such assessments cannot be allowed to hold sway. Too much is at stake, for all of us.

Why the Farmers Must Win (tags)

In its Saturday editorial, the Los Angeles Times reduced virtually all the civic concerns of the historically neglected South Central to “niceties” and condemned a swath of the district to being a “concrete-and-asphalt” wasteland,“ "a seemingly endless sweep” of “industrial warehouses, packing plants, and junkyards.” It proclaimed that developer Ralph Horowitz must triumph, and the South Central Farm must be razed. The Times was wrong.

REPORT BACK FROM THE FARM: (tags)

REPORT BACK FROM THE FARM:

Farmers Fight To Win (tags)

Community pressure moves the Farmers cause forward step by step.

Zack's statement to the Farmers (tags)

On Friday, March 10, Zack de la Rocha made a compelling statement outside of LA City Hall on behalf of the South Central Farmers.

Local & State Green Party in solidarity with South Central Farmers (tags)

Green Party stands in solidarity with South Central community farmers against urban farm eviction and ‘environmental racism'

Zack de La Rocha & Julia Butterfly speak at rally for South Central Farmers (tags)

An estimated 300 people demonstrated outside city hall today to appeal to the mayor and the city council to save the South Central Farm. Zack de La Rocha & Julia Butterfly were among the those that spoke out in support of the farmers.

CALL OFF THE PROTEST AT ANTONIO's HOUSE (tags)

CALL OFF THE PROTEST AT ANTONIO's HOUSE

SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am (tags)

SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am....

Farmers Protest at Gate to Developers Estate (tags)

About 30 farmers and their supporters protested tonight outside the entrance to the gated neighborhood in Brentwood where the man who wants to destroy their farm lives.

Ralph Horowitz, sues 350 poor families from South Central Los Angeles for $729,745.72 (tags)

Brentwood Real Estate Developer, Ralph Horowitz, sues 350 poor families from South Central Los Angeles for $729,745.72.  In an ironic turn, the plaintiff claims the South Central Farmers have abused the legal system.

Open Letter to the Progressive Movement (tags)

Open Letter to the Progressive Movement 'Support the South Central Farmers' -Join the demonstrations at the Mayor's Mansion Thursday, March 9 at 7PM and at City Hall Friday, March 10 at 9AM.

How To Save the Farm (tags)

With the moment of crisis at hand, the South Central Farmers call on supporters to save the Farm.

UPDATE FROM THE FARM (tags)

UPDATE FROM THE FARM The situation as of 9:15 pm Saturday, March 4th

The South Central Farmers Push, and City Hall Budges (tags)

City Council proves fallow, but the Mayor's office has initiated negotiations to save South Central Farm. The Farmers still have a long row to hoe--they need to raise $7.35M to save the Farm.

Action Alert -EVICTION NOTICE POSTED!! At South Central Farm (tags)

Only Five days left to save the farm

Green Party Hosts South Central Farmers Presentation (tags)

Tonight the Santa Monica Greens hosted a presentation and fundraiser for the South Central Farm. A short video about the farm was shown.

South Central Farmers to Present Documentary on Their Struggle (tags)

Members of the South Central Farmers will present a 10-min documentary on thier struggle for land rights and food security at the Santa Monica Green Party office: 2809 Pico in Santa Monica (on the #7 Big Blue Bus Line)

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

Don't send Mayor McQueso $$--put PRESSURE on him (tags)

South Central Farmers to address City Council this Friday (tags)

Join the delegation of the South Central Farmers for Public Comments at:

Emergency Action for the SC Farm (tags)

Emergency action called to save the South Central Farm which is currently under the threat of being demolished

URGENT ACTION: This Friday Protest to Save the South Central Farm at developers office (tags)

What: Hundreds of community supporters demand that the developer keep from destroying one of the most unique landmarks of Los Angeles: The South Central Farm, the largest urban farm in the U.S.!

Court Rules Against South Central Farm, Immediate Support Needed! (tags)

SCF to be Evicted

Stand by South Central Farm---the time is NOW! (tags)

TIME IS NOW, prepare for civil disobedience.

The Other Campaign: Zapatistas Seek United Left (tags)

ZApatistas tour Mexico to unite farmers, workers, and students. EZLN retain armed formations.

Peak Oil and the South Central Farm (tags)

Jan Lundberg and Tezozomoc join in Defense of the South Central Los Angeles Community Farm

BTL:Poor Nations Condemn World Trade Organization Agreements as Unfair (tags)

Interview with Anuradha Mittal, executive director of the Oakland Institute, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

HAITI'S ACHIEVEMENTS UNDER ARISTIDE AND LAVALAS - NOW LOST SINCE THE U.S. LED COUP (tags)

Achievements by Aristide and Lavalas during their 10 years in office and conditions now in Haiti after the coup

South Central Farmers - Protest at Horowitz Office (tags)

About 50 people picketed outside the offices of developer, Ralph Horowitz today to call attention to his plans to evict the South Central Farmers from the land they have been farming since 1994.

Solidarity Action in Boston for the South Central Farmers (tags)

Coast to Coast Solidarity with the South Central Farmers.

USA plans Dastardly Attack on Defenseless Orphans. (tags)

USA is planning to test Dangerous Chemicals and Drugs on Orphans and innocent Children worldwide. Is there a Body Bag for an Orphan near you? No child left behind.

South Central Farmers (tags)

Interview about the South Central Farmers. Running time: 03:48 Format: Quicktime

Party at the Farm (tags)

The farmers and the community get down so they don't get plowed under.

South Central Farmers Phone Tree (tags)

The South Central Farmers are asking members of the progressive community to establish phone trees to mobilize activists across the city to defend their beloved and family-sustaining 14-acre farm at 41st and Long Beach Ave. For the last 13 years, these working class Latino families have tilled what was once an abandoned, garbage- and rat-infested lot into a inspirational garden that feeds and sustains over 360 families!

BUY NOTHING DAY SPECIAL SCREENING (tags)

-Celebrate Buy Nothing Day with two kick-ass, anti-capitalist sci-fi gems! -Enjoy this free screening under the stars at one of LA’s greatest treasures: The South Central Farm! -Avoid the shopping malls! Avoid your annoying family on the holidays!

Concert to Support the South Central Farmers (tags)

Zack de la Rocha, members of Ozomatli, Quetzal, and others perform to support the struggle of the South Central Farmers

Concert for the South Central Farm (tags)

Zach de la Rocha, Members of Ozomatli, Quetzal and others join 350 Families in South L.A. to Defend Community Farm Concert to save the community farm @ 41st & Alameda. Nov. 22nd event will mobilize the community in Support of the South Central Farmers

From South Central to Palestine: Land Confiscation knows no borders (tags)

Making connections between South Central and Palestine

The farmers are on RED ALERT (tags)

The farmers are on RED ALERT!! On Tuesday, November 8, Ralph Horowitz will most likely get full property rights to the farm, and he told the LA Times recently that he would get the sheriff to "throw off" the farmers from the land. He plans to destroy the farm and build a warehouse, despite the fact that the farm has fed low-income families for 13 years.

The South Central Community Garden (tags)

The South Central Community Garden in Los Angeles, CA, a 360-plot, 14-acre urban oasis, is scheduled to be demolished and replaced by a warehouse.

Support South Central Farmers on Dia de Muertos (tags)

Dia de Muertos Celebration at the South Central Farm. The event is being put on by the Mujeres Libres Collective and will help bring awareness to the struggle of the South Central Farmers.

ALERT! South Central Farmers in Danger of Being Forcefully Removed (tags)

On October 19, the Superior Court of the state of California declined to hear the petition of the South Central Farmers against the city of Los Angeles, and the real estate developer, Ralph Horowitz.

Shays Fought the Revolution's Final Battle (tags)

Shays Fought the Revolution's Final Battle, and We Lost

Interview & Photos from the South Central Farm (tags)

Since 1992, the 14 acres of property located at 41st and Alameda Streets in Los Angeles have been used as a community garden or farm. The land has been divided into 360 plots and is believed to be one of the largest urban gardens in the country.

South Central Framers Friends and Neighbors Day (tags)

October 1, 3:00 pm South Central Farmers Feeding Families Friends and Neighbors Day

Endangered South Central community farm--meeting tomorrow (9-14-05) (tags)

Update on endeavor to save urban farm which is scheduled to be destroyed by a developer.

Radio Haiti's Jean Dominique's assassination (tags)

Further investigation into the assassination of Jean Dominique reveals imported sugar and ethanol were being challenged by agronomist radio host Jean before he was killed..

Help save the South Central Farm (tags)

“The protection of the health and the safety of the people; the right of people to produce their means of subsistence" -- Lil' Joe

South Central Farmers injunction to save community garden is reversed by Court of Appeals- (tags)

On June 30, 2005, the Court of Appeal reversed the Superior Court’s order granting the preliminary injunction. The South Central Farmers Feeding Families have 40 days from June 30 to petition the California Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeal’s ruling. If the Supreme Court declines to hear the case, the urban garden will be demolished in about three months. Concerned supporters our community is devastated by this result and we need your support. In the same manner that the Zapatista in Chiapas are being attack so will we. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has already begun to dismantle our leadership through low intensity cointel-pro strategies. We need you all to call and write letters to the following people we have attached.....

USA puts farmers and Gardeners in Prisons. Are You next? (tags)

Monsanto Keeps Up Attack on Seed Saving Farmers and Gardeners, and is destroying local Family farmers. Will the USA coporaton Monsanto take away your Job and ravish your Family?

Without a Human Face (tags)

Hundreds of thousands of families are at risk with CAFTA, The import duties will be dompletely removed. Guatemala's small farmers will not be able to compete with the heavily subsidized products of the US agricultural industry.

South Central Farmers (tags)

There’s a farm in the middle of the city! A real farm; where people grow food to eat and plants to heal. A place where people feel connected to the earth and to their community.

Land Reform Bearing Fruits- Long Live Mugabe! (tags)

In Solidarity with Zimbabwe and her anti-imperialist leadership

FARMERS, FISHERMEN, OTHERS WANT ARROYO OUT (tags)

Protesters carrying effigies of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, US President Bush, former Philippines Agriculture Secretary Luisito Lorenzo and Interior Secretary Angelo Reyes blocked Quezon Avenue in Manila, causing a traffic jam Thursday afternoon. "Hunger is spreading like wildfire. There is massive corruption in all agencies of the government and genuine land reform has not been implemented," said Danilo Ramos of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas.

Californians Support Sustainable Agriculture! (tags)

On March 6, 2004 residents of Mendocino county passed a measure banning the cultivation of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops -- also known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) -- within their county. Mendocino county’s Measure H is being used as a model for at least seven other counties in California where local residents are well on their way to passing similar measures. Californians feel that local measures seeking to ban the cultivation of GE crops are critical steps to take in the promotion of economically and ecologically sustainable agriculture.

Reagan: more proof only the good die young (tags)

While the media is being oh so careful not to criticize Ronald Reagan and his legacy after his death last weekend, Greg Palast offers a reminder of his real legacy: he was a conman, a coward, and a killer.

In Defense of Polluters: Howard Dean's Vermont (tags)

Tremblay contends that Dean "is a business man with big money. He is not a farmer. He doesn’t care about the people or the environment. He doesn’t care that the air stinks or that there are flies everywhere. He doesn’t care that his trucks ruin the roads and make it unsafe for your children to ride their bikes. He doesn’t care that he destroys your way of life, and unfortunately the state of Vermont doesn’t care either."

Genetic engineered crops future side effects (tags)

Genetically engineered foods side effects can appear decades after their initial introduction in the mid 90's. Just like nuclear waste, petrochemical pollution (DDT bioaccumulation, smog, global warming) and other technofix nightmares, genetically engineered crops can still be prevented from causing further damage..

Lebanese Farmers and the Syrian Occupation (tags)

"It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger."[1] Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran, 1923

Lebanese Farmers and the Syrian Occupation (tags)

it is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. Yet unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger."[1] Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran, 1923

Savage Intimidation (tags)

The My Lai massacre in Vietnam was not an isolated incident. As this article illustrates, it is a strategy of counterinsurgency warfare, which intends to eliminate popular support for guerrillas by "shock and awe." The US continues to organize and finance death squads and paramilitaries around the world who use this method. The starkest example is in Colombia, where paramilitaries are using chain saws to dismember peasant farmers who support the guerrillas.

The New Morality(TM) of Capitalism (tags)

During the Great Depression, Pres. Roosevelt used social programs (ex. The Hoover Dam) to employ miilions of Americans because continued despair would've led to the same Fascism that devoured post-WWI Germany. Today's right-wing pundits call such policies "immoral" and FDR a "Communist".

The Real Cancun Part I (tags)

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Farmers and Indigenous United (tags)

Historic Gathering Set for October 12 in Venezuela

Cancun Confrontation: Thousands Protest the WTO and Capitalist Globalization (tags)

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Mexico and WtO: La Bella y La Fea (tags)

Everywhere today, every aspect of our lives is being violently reorganized. Everywhere the system is at work dissolving us, our labor, our land, our culture into flows of capital.”

Mr. Lee Kyung-Hae (tags)

In an article written for the periocical, Korea AgraFood (April 2003), Mr. Lee Kyung-hae talks about his own personal experiences and the reasons why he opposed the WTO.

Desperate Suicide Protest in Cancun (tags)

1). Lee Kyang Hae lies mortally wounded from a self inflicted stabbing. The leader of the South Korean Federation of Farmers and Fishermen, stabbed himself as a desperate protest against the total destruction of the livelihood of Korean Fishermen and Farmers by the WTO. Minutes after this photo was taken... Lee Kyang Hae was dead. 2). A Korean protestor weeps upon hearing of Lee Kyang Hae's death. 3). A member of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions reacts to the news of Hae's death. 4). Hundreds of KCTU militants hold a sit-in in the streets to morn the death of their comrade.

GM Crops Failing In The Fields And Harming Farmers And The Environment (tags)

A new study published today by Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace demonstrates that the growing of GM crops in Spain is causing contamination of organic crops, producing low yields and its benefits are grossly overstated. The report is also highly critical of the Spanish Government for failing to properly control or monitor the situation. [1]

IDF Prevents Farmers from Accessing Crops Beyond the Apartheid Wall (tags)

Despite Promises:IDF Prevents Farmers from Accessing Crops Beyond the Apartheid Wall:For more information on the Wall of Apartheid see http://www.palsolidarity.org/index.php?page=wall/wall.htm

WILLIE NELSON ENDORSES KUCINICH FOR PRESIDENT (tags)

One of the most beloved figures in popular music and culture has endorsed the populist presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich.

Why come to Sacramento? (tags)

A major grassroots mobilization and convergence is planned in Sacramento from June 20-25. This is an opportunity for people to say no to a genetically engineered future, and to voice instead a living world vision, rooted in social justice and ecological sanity. It is also a chance to stand in solidarity with the people's movements and hundreds of peasant farmers groups from around the world that have called on social movements in the US to denounce and protest this meeting.

Mobilize Against US Agri-Imperialism (tags)

HUNGRY FOR JUSTICE? Want to resist the WTO, US Empire and Corporate Globalization? Fed up with genetically engineered trees, food, fish, future? Believe that access to healthy food and clean water is a fundamental human right?

Mobs of Jewish Settlers Attack Palestinian Farmers (tags)

The Thugs are at it again.

The European Summit in Copenhagen (tags)

European summit

Watered-Down Rights (tags)

The needs of the few apparently outweigh the needs of the many when it comes to quenching California's thirst

Freedom Bus on its way to California! (tags)

Serviced Bus New Freedom Bus delayed. The bus was serviced and repaired after being without heat for 36 hours. This delayed the arrival of the freedom riders in Kansas.

take our Gmaize or starve (tags)

they call themselves humanitarian, but in pushing GM food on to third world countries they are opportunistically exploiting other peoples tragedies

Black Supremist Mugabe blinded by anti-Whte hatred (tags)

Zimbabwe White Farmers Face Fight-Or-Flee Decision

Victorious warlords set to open the opium floodgates (tags)

Ali expects the new rulers of the province to encourage him to grow as much opium as possible. 'Before the ban the government used to collect taxes on my poppies, now the warlords will collect them. We will have no problems from them,' he said.

Mexican farmers protest in capital (tags)

Farmers say free trade is destroying their livelihoods

Mexican Farmers Demand Subsidies (tags)

A Mexican farmer leans on his placard as he takes part in a protest outside the agriculture ministry in Mexico City August 8, 2001. Farmers from all over the country decended on the capital today to protest at the impoverished state of Mexico's agricultural sector. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Vandana Shiva holds poster about farmer's suicides (tags)

At the Teach In at San Diego City College on Saturday night, Vandana Shiva spoke about the dire state of Indian farming. Agribusiness has forced farmers to use corporate seeds, pesticides and fertilizers, sending them into financial crisis. In the past three years there have been many cases of suicide by peasant farmers, unable to make a living.

Say Goodbye to the Family Farm (tags)

Panel discussion featuring farmers Percy Schmeiser, John Kinsman and Bill Christison and Farmer-to-Farmer Campaign attorney Bill Wenzel on the ongoing economic and ecological crises facing U.S. and Canadian farmers, and the ways in which genetic engineering may deal the death blow to the family farm. They also discuss the heavy-handed tactics of multinational corporations seeking absolute control over the food supply and the farmers that create it.

Coup Watch: odd things happening in UK too (tags)

Not wishing to bore you with our own local difficulties, there are curious developments in Britain too

UK indymedia comment on Fuel Tax Protest (tags)

Mayday UK comment on Fuel Tax Protests. http://uk.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=265

Strange wave of Protest hits Britain (tags)

At the time of writing, Britain's oil refineries have been blockaded by angry farmers demanding a reduction in fuel tax. Commercial petroleum is in short supply now and the government has not ruled out the use of troops.

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