January 2011

25-vehicle caravan off to Hacienda Luisita

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 03:47 -- apc secretariat

MANILA, Philippines- Leaders of Hacienda Luisita farm workers together with supporters from the National Capital Region (NCR) on November 16, 2010 kicked off a 25-vehicle caravan from Quezon City to Tarlac to commemorate the 6th year anniversary of the infamous massacre inside the hotly contested 6,453 hectare sugar estate.

The labor and agrarian dispute that culminated in the general strike at the main gate of Luisita resulted to the bloody dispersal of strikers on November 2004 and led to the death of 7 farm workers and the wounding of over 100 other striking agricultural workers.

100- day peasant camp-out

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 03:46 -- apc secretariat

Manila, Philippines - On June 30, 2010, farmers from the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), Katipunan ng mga Samahang Magbubukid sa Timog Katagalugan (KASAMA-TK) and Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon (AMGL) launched the “100-Day Peasant Camp-out for Land and Justice” that coincide with President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino’s first 100 days of administration.

AGRA led national protest against landgrabbing

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 03:44 -- apc secretariat

Indonesia – The Alliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria (AGRA) conducted a national peasant protest during the week of Peasant Day on September 24, 2010. The theme of this protest is STOP LAND GRABBING.

The rally was held in 16 provinces nationwide with focus protest at the district levels. The protest calls to stop violence against the peasants at the plantation for biofuel and agrofuel production especially palm oil. Other issue is about the expansion of food estate in Indonesia in the context of “food security”.

Hunger for Justice and the Struggle of Peasants for Land and Freedom

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 03:39 -- apc secretariat

Danilo Ramos, KMP and APC secretary general talked on “Hunger for Justice and the Struggle of Peasants for Land and Reform” as a Keynote Address representing Southeast Asia on September 27, 2010 during the opening session of the 30th FAO Asia Pacific Regional Conference held in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. Below is his complete speech.

Hunger for Justice and the Struggle of Peasants for Land and Freedom

Danilo “Ka Daning” Ramos
Peasant Movement of the Philippines and
Asian Peasant Coalition
27 September 2010

APC joins the CSO Parallel Consultation in Korea

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 03:17 -- apc secretariat

Gyeongju , South Korea -- The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) joined the CSO Parallel Consultation in conjunction with the 30th FAO-Asia Pacific Regional Conference held in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea on September 27-October 1, 2010. It brought together representatives of farmers, fisherfolk ,indigenous peoples, rural women, rural youth, cooperatives, NGOs and other civil society organizations, and discussed the priority issues that are affecting the food security of the region.