agriculture

Food Sovereignty in times of War

Domiz Refugee Camp, Irak. Image from Lemon Tree Trust.

The 15th Garden network in Syria supports community gardeners and farmers in the country to grow “free food for a free people”, while also building solidarity amongst farmers from Syria and peasants’ resistance worldwide. Even in situations of war, hunger, and climate crisis people makes creative solutions that spread justice and strengthen community activism.

Why I work on the land

TIM MEADOWS is a farm worker in Essex.

Anarchism and Agriculture

ALAN ALBON is a farm worker in Sussex

1850: Bulgarian Peasants Revolt

Turkish Bashi-Bazouks

A short history of an uprising by (mostly) Bulgarian peasants in the waning Ottoman Empire. The peasants fought to abolish their feudal duties and taxes, but many of their leaders were also motivated by a mix of national autonomy and Christianity. The revolt was defeated but outrage over the severe reprisals by the authorities forced the Ottoman Empire to back down and introduce limited land and tax reforms.

1968-1969: Pakistani students, workers, and peasants bring down a dictator

An account of the waves of strikes and protests against the inequality, brutality and corruption of Pakistans military dictatorship.

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.