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Farmers launch October Resistance against hunger, poverty, fascism

Government data showed that farmers, fishermen and children of poor families posted the highest poverty incidence. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – For many years, Filipino farmers have considered October as Peasant Month, culminating every 21st, the anniversary of the promulgation of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s Presidential Decree 27. Marcos signed on October…

By TERENCE KRISHNA V. LOPEZ Bulatlat.com MANILA — Starting in November, progressive cultural organization Sinagbayan restages its original production “Pitong Sundang: mga sayaw sa lupa at pakikibaka,” (Seven Bolos: Dances for land and the struggle) a dance theater production highlighting the long history of the peasants’ struggle for genuine land reform and agrarian revolution through…

A fact-finding mission led by various peasant groups and non-government organizations revealed that farmers in Nueva Ecija towns received substandard hybrid rice seeds under the government’s GMA Rice Program. Worse, the Department of Agriculture’s response to the problem was far from being satisfactory. BY RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat Unlike the traditional rice seeds, the SL-8H…

BY BULATLAT More than one thousand farmers and their supporters marked the 22nd anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre today. Twenty two years ago on January 22, 1987 at the historic Mendiola bridge, combined elements of the police and military opened fire at a rally of farmers demanding for genuine land reform. Thirteen farmers were killed…

The Lakbayan gave us renewed strength to continue on fighting for our land in the knowledge that we are not alone in the struggle and in fact, one with the majority of the people,” said Zaldy Alfiler, a farmer from Ilocos and secretary general of Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation. BY ZOFIA LEAL Bulatlat Vol.…