Peasants NZ http://peasants.org.nz a fair share for all at Nature's table Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:17:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Double standard WTO Ruleshttp://peasants.org.nz/double-standard-wto-rules/ http://peasants.org.nz/double-standard-wto-rules/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:17:38 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3465 Double standards in the WTO rules are exposed when India’s subsidies of $12 bn to its 500 mn farmers are considered ‘trade distorting’, while US subsidies of $120 bn to its 2 mn farmers are not. Vandana Shiva The conflict between “free trade” and food rights came to the fore again at the World Trade […]

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World Day of Action For Food Sovereigntyhttp://peasants.org.nz/world-day-action-food-sovereignty/ http://peasants.org.nz/world-day-action-food-sovereignty/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:31:30 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3463 Food Sovereignty is the right of the world’s peoples to produce and to consume healthy food. Food cannot be reduced to a commodity in the hands of the transnational corporations. The international peasant and family farmer movement, La Via Campesina, is calling upon its member organisations across the world, and on grassroots organisations, allied social […]

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Mozambique: peasant backlash in corporate paradisehttp://peasants.org.nz/mozambique-peasant-backlash-corporate-paradise/ http://peasants.org.nz/mozambique-peasant-backlash-corporate-paradise/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:35:57 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3443 The ProSavana Master Plan* lays out several business opportunities for companies to invest in and get huge projected returns of between 20%-30% per year. Companies that invest will be able to tap a $2 billion Nacala Fund that is being financed by governments and investors in Japan and Brazil. Although details of this fund are […]

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Africa’s SeedCo goes under Corporate Controlhttp://peasants.org.nz/africas-seedco-goes-corporate-control/ http://peasants.org.nz/africas-seedco-goes-corporate-control/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:00:27 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3451 The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is deeply concerned about the recent acquisitions by multinational seed companies of large parts of SeedCo, one of Africa’s largest home-grown seed companies. Attracting foreign investment from the world’s largest seed companies, most of who got to their current dominant positions by devouring national seed companies and […]

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TPPA, TIPA, and now TISAhttp://peasants.org.nz/tppa-tipa-and-now-tisa/ http://peasants.org.nz/tppa-tipa-and-now-tisa/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:36:11 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3433 Public Services International (PSI), affiliate leaders and partners recently convened at a Global Trade Summit in Washington, D.C., to discuss the new threats posed to workers, public services, democracy and our communities by trade and investment agreements. On 15 September, the first day of the Global Summit, PSI and Our World is not For Sale […]

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Global Climate Eventshttp://peasants.org.nz/global-climate-events/ http://peasants.org.nz/global-climate-events/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:41:44 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3410 September’s massive climate mobilisation is gathering steam. In just days, as major world leaders meet at the UN for an urgent climate meeting, together AVAAZ wants to send a message that it’s time to stop our scary slide towards climate destruction. You are invited, first to sign their global petition, and second to help make September 21 a day […]

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Sorry Mr. Putinhttp://peasants.org.nz/sorry-mr-putin/ http://peasants.org.nz/sorry-mr-putin/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:59:54 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3417 Dutch Intellectuals Apologise to Putin for their Government’s Lies First published August 27, 2014 ___________________ Dear Mr. President Putin, “Please accept our apologies on behalf of a great many people here in the Netherlands for our Government and our Media. The facts concerning MH17 are twisted to defame you and your country. “We are powerless […]

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Coke Boycott UShttp://peasants.org.nz/coke-boycott-us/ http://peasants.org.nz/coke-boycott-us/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:51:15 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3395 What do Monsanto and Coke have in common? They’ve both spent millions of dollars to keep you in the dark about the foods you buy. In the past 2 years, executives at Coca-Cola have stood with Monsanto against the American public by donating more than $3.2 million to defeat GMO labeling ballot initiatives Prop 37 […]

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No to ProSavanahttp://peasants.org.nz/prosavana/ http://peasants.org.nz/prosavana/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:34:34 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3401 (August 2014:, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe): At the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) People’s Summit the Mozambique Union of Farmers, (UNAC), regionalised its “NO To ProSavana” campaign. ProSavana is a mega agri-business project involving Brazil and Japan located in Mozambique. The project, if developed, aims to turn 14.5 million hectares of agricultural land in the Nacala Corridor […]

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