Peasants NZ http://peasants.org.nz a fair share for all at Nature's table Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:03:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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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NZ: Once GE-freehttp://peasants.org.nz/nz-ge-free/ http://peasants.org.nz/nz-ge-free/#comments Sun, 03 Aug 2014 01:28:34 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3382 The GE debate rises again The informative article by Rebecca Reider appeared in the printed version of the Element magazine, (Monday 28 July, 2014), but it never got online. So in case you missed it … Fifteen years ago New Zealanders turned out in force to protest genetically engineered food, but it has snuck onto our supermarket shelves nonetheless. The GE-free movement […]

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Big Ag’s New Big Pushhttp://peasants.org.nz/big-ags-new-big-push/ http://peasants.org.nz/big-ags-new-big-push/#comments Sat, 02 Aug 2014 14:12:39 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3397 “One Agriculture-One Science” is a consortium of agricultural education institutes, research organisations and related agencies specifically focusing on addressing changes required for agricultural education to better contribute and more effectively impact development goals, particularly the attainment of food and nutritional security along with sustainable agricultural production in developing countries.” Promoted as a new and innovative […]

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GRAIN Reporthttp://peasants.org.nz/grain-report/ http://peasants.org.nz/grain-report/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:57:45 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3426 A new report from GRAIN1 offers a deep analysis of the data available on agricultural systems and food production internationally The report, Hungry for land: small farmers feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland makes six central conclusions … 1. that the peasantry continue to be those who, on small areas […]

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TIPP Tips Food Safety Standardshttp://peasants.org.nz/tipp-tips-food-safety-standards/ http://peasants.org.nz/tipp-tips-food-safety-standards/#comments Sun, 18 May 2014 19:11:30 +0000 http://peasants.org.nz/?p=3374 (May 19-23): The fifth round of TTIP talks – (Transatlantic version of the TTP) – will commence in Arlington, Virginia this week. Food and farm issues being negotiated under TTIP include: GE crops, GE labelling, animal drugs and hormones, animal welfare, livestock antibiotics, chemically-washed poultry, nanotechnology. “Many people don’t know that these secret negotiations may […]

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