China’s farmers embrace rooftop solar power
China has vowed to accelerate the installation of clean energy. Rooftop solar installations have emerged as a major force to achieve that. Nearly 53 gigawatts of solar capacity were added in 2021, with more than half coming from rooftop installations.
Contributions of peasant farmer communities: The case of Venezuela
Throughout their history, agricultural, chemical and food corporations have created and implemented tactics to marginalize the peasant farmer community and indigenous people.
After a year of struggle by farmers, Indian government forced to withdraw farm laws
Movements across India celebrated the struggle by the farmers during which they faced great repression and vilification. Around 750 people are believed to have died during the agitation which saw thousands camp on the borders of Delhi
“We will protest for as long as possible”
Farmers from Uttarakhand and northwest UP–several of whom have taken part in the farm protests–say that the state-run mandis, though flawed, are essential for their survival.
100 days of revolt, & still raring to go
As the farmers’ protest against farm laws enters the summer season, they brave high temperatures and the paucity of basic necessities
The Indian farmers are right: their land is at stake (Part 2)
In the previous part of this article we saw that the Indian rulers are actively preparing the legal groundwork for parting peasants from their land. In the following part we place this in an international context.
My wish is that you win this fight for truth
On 26 January, India’s Republic Day, thousands of farmers and agricultural workers will drive their tractors and walk into the heart of the capital, New Delhi, to bring their fight to the doors of the government.
Protesting farmers are reclaiming the idea of the nation.