June 13, 2012
Two key Farm Bill votes – on the Senate floor and in the House Agricultural Committee – will take place in the next several days. Will you take action with us today, and send a message to Congress that we need U.S. farm policy to address the underlying problems of the global food system?
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry issued their proposed draft of the 2012 Farm Bill on Friday, April 20. The Committee markup the bill with amendments and modifications on April 26.
Call the senators at the Capitol at (202)224-3121
Senate Ag Committee Members.
Check here for a complete congressional listing including phone numbers.
April 17th, the International Day of Peasant Struggle, isn’t just about slogans and marches. Honduran peasants began massive land occupations on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 and are paying the price. Because of this Rafael Alegria and other leaders are under threat. We ask you to send protest letters to the Honduras government with copy la La Via Campesina.
please send them to the following addresses:
Ministra de Derechos Humanos, Lic. Ana Pineda, E-mail: i [dot] quintanilla [at] sjth [dot] gob [dot] hn, i [dot] quintanilla [at] hotmail [dot] com
Ask USDA to reject genetically modified corn that is resistant to spraying from 2-4-D Herbicide by Dow Chemical
The USDA is currently deciding whether to approve a type of corn that is genetically engineered to withstand 2,4-D, a potent herbicide that may be linked to major health problems including reproductive abnormalities, birth defects, and several forms of cancer.
Stand With Daniel Lopez: Tell Walmart to Stop Abusing Warehouse Workers.
Why he and his fellow workers need your support
We are asking organizations around the world to sign on to this letter, to tell Corporations to hands off our food and also to ask our governments to support ecological- agriculture.
Please send your endorsement to mariann [at] eraction [dot] org and annybassi [at] yahoo [dot] com on or before 30 January 2012.
Food Sovereignty /Agrofuels Coordinator,
Friends of the Earth Africa
Environmental Rights Action (ERA)/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria,
214 Uselu-Lagos Road, P. O. Box 10577, Ugbowo, Benin City, Nigeria, Tel: +234-52-880619.
Cell: +234 703 449 5940 . Skype: annybassi
Our Future is not a gift.
Our environment is our life ...defend it!
URGENT ACTION: Extreme violence against Honduran peasants - Write to the Special Prosecutor for Human Rights in Honduras
FIAN International Urgent Action
07 October 2011
In the past year, over 40 peasants in the Lower Aguan region of Honduras have died because they are refusing to give up their land to giant plantations growing African palm oil to produce agrofuel. Peasants have been intimidated, injured, and even killed by private security forces employed by the plantations. The situation has further deteriorated with the arrival of 600-1,000 military troops, who received aid and training from the U.S. military. In June Food First staff member, Tanya Kerssen, participated in a negotiation on behalf of a group of these peasants at the point of a gun.
Immokalee Workers Tour wraps up with powerful Bay Area finale! Days Six and Seven of the Trader Joe's CA Truth Tour July 16-17, 2011
Sunday's action -- and indeed the Truth Tour -- wrapped up with a brief exchange between Lucas Benitez and a Trader Joe's store manager. At first, the manager made clear that he felt the protest was inconvenient. Lucas said he understood, but assured him there were greater inconveniences at stake, like doing one of the hardest, most dangerous, most vital jobs in the country and never making enough to provide a decent life for your family.