agriculture

Tea workers: Poorest of the poor, in Bangladesh

On May 20, 1921, around 30,000 tea labourers left their workplace in Sylhet region and started walking towards Chandpur Meghna Ghat. When they reached there, the then Assamese police opened fire on the protesters. Many of the workers were killed, and their bodies were thrown into the river. The rest fled.
Marking the incident, Tea Workers Day will be observed tomorrow like every year.

Hog farms, toxic water, and more toxic prisons in Texas and beyond

Keith "Malik" Washington writes on the environmental impact of prison-run hog farms.

Sylhet tea-garden workers strike for higher wages

Workers of 22 tea gardens in Sylhet district today went on a work abstention dem

Workers of twenty two tea gardens in Sylhet district today went on a work abstention demanding 16 months’ unpaid wages and a wage increase.

History: Peasant Movements in Bangladesh

farmers of Bangladesh

A history of peasant movements in Bangladesh.

The government's satisfaction, the hardships of the farmers!

farmers of Bangladesh

The election manifesto in the current government, 'food for everyone' will be ensured, By 2013, Bangladesh will be made self-reliant in food again. Increasing subsidy in agricultural equipments, making available agricultural inputs and increasing the coverage of agriculture credit and simplifying the receipt. Irrigation will be expanded and affordable, adequate measures will be taken to preserve the crop. Provision of fair prices for crops and all agricultural produce will be ensured.

Life and struggle of women's tea workers in Bangladesh

Tea workers of Bangladesh

Talking about the life and struggle of the women workers of Bangladesh, discussion of the current situation is not enough. If their past history is not picked up, the history of their life struggle will be called partly. It is also relevant and necessary to highlight the history and struggle of their arrival in Bangladesh.

The life of tea workers is very difficult

Tea workers in Bangladesh

Tea workers at Srimangal in Sylhet, Bangladesh are spending their lives eating rice and rutti in the morning by eating tea leaves in the morning, dry bread at noon and chilies at night. After earning eight hours of hard work, a worker gets 23 kg of tea leaves every day and earning only 85 Taka as wages. In this money, the workers can not survive on their own, and their children are growing well. And due to lack of adequate food, the tea laborers and their family members are suffering from malnutrition.

The real land expropriation movement in South Africa

Garniston

There has been a massive international reaction to the vote in South Africa to begin the process of land reform, but the ANC is not interested in real land redistribution and persecutes the shack dwellers who are carrying it out.

The Hebridean Land Revolt

An 1884 London Illustrated News portrayal of a crofters' rally

The Hebridean land revolt was a major uprising by the rural peasantry in 19th-century Scotland. Rents went unpaid. Fences were cut in the night. Land was illegally occupied. Telegraph poles were cut down. Roads were blocked with boulders. And government officials were attacked and beaten by mobs of women and men and children. Finally, in November 1884, the British government authorised a military invasion, dispatching gunboats and hundreds of marines.

Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers Struggle, Iran, 2016-17

Workers' meeting at Haft Tappeh Sugar Company, 2017.

Collection of reports and statements from the struggles of workers at the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane complex in Iran from the end of 2016 until the end of 2017. More recently, the workers of Haft Tappeh made a call for demonstrations against the regime during the 2017-18 revolt against the Islamic Republic.