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South Indian Farmers Consultation on BT Brinjal in Coimbatore on 19th Janury, 2010

(Click above image or here to view and read full invitation in Tamil script of Tamil Nadu, Southern India)

Dear Friends,

Here is an invitation for a program against the commercial release of world’s first ever Genetically modified food crop BT Brinjal in India.

South Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers Movement (SICCFM) is conducting consultation on BT Brinjal on 19th Janury at Redcross buildings, opp. District courts, Coimbatore. The consultation will be held from 10am to 4pm.

Ms.Kavitha Krukandi will be joining this consultation.

South Indian Farmers  leaders and representatives are participating and discussing the strategy including to participate in the Public hearing conducted by the Ministry of Environment in Bangalore on 23 rd Janury,2010 and future course of action on BT Brinjal.

All are welcome.

(Initially posted on ANG – Aboriginal News Group – TWEET by climate caravan)

Related video from International food sovereignty and deep democracy activist VANDANA SHIVA, from India, about Real Solutions to Global problems:

January 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm 2 comments

LEADERS FROM THE SOUTH PROTEST AGAINST WWF INTERNATIONAL

(First action of the Social and Climate Justice Caravan)

LEADERS FROM THE SOUTH PROTEST AGAINST WWF INTERNATIONAL

(Audio recording from the protest found at RADIO 4 ALL – Languages : French, English, Spanish, Portugese – 34mns)

In front of the international head quarters of WWF (World Wildlife Fund) in Gland-Geneva, participants of the Social and Climate Justice Caravan made their first protest action. Delegates from farming organisations, indigenous and fisher folk from the South denounced the greenwashing carried out by WWF in their respective countries.

The participants of the caravan unfurled banners and protested in front of the surprised directors of the WWF. With a megaphone they began a large litany of the many cases where the WWF have ignored the wishes and the needs of the local people with their objective to “conserve” the natural world.

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December 6, 2009 at 7:36 am 2 comments


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