Local Farmers Block Stolen Syrian Wheat Shipment heading to Erdogan


30-06-20 09:56:00,

Local farmers in the northern city of Tal Abyad blocked the road off a convoy of trucks loaded with stolen Syrian wheat and heading to NATO member state Turkey.

Tal Abyad aka Tell Abiad in Arabic it means the White Hill is a city located in the northern countryside of Raqqa Province at the borders with Turkey opposite of the Turkish city of Akcakale. 

Turkish madman Erdogan and his anti-Islamic Wahhabi and Muslim Brotherhood terrorists were on a frenzy stealing Syrian wheat, intimidating local farmers to sell them their crops for low prices in Turkish Lira instead of selling their wheat to their state in Damascus in the Syrian Lira for a much higher price, the farmers who refused to take Erdogan’s deal had their wheat fields stolen and burned, wheat silos were emptied from the first days of the infestation of the northern regions by NATO’s terrorists.

The video is also available on BitChute.

All of the above crimes were also carried out by the US-sponsored Kurdish separatist militia known as the SDF.

The Kurds, despite their empty threats to Turkey and their vocal statements that Turkey is their enemy, the commanders of their separatist groups work for the US-led coalition which Turkey is its main actor and regional enabler under the Muslim Brotherhood regime of Erdogan.

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Burning food and farmers crops as a war tool is a war crime by all standards, this is just one of the heinous thousands of crimes committed by the US-led coalition of criminal countries and terrorists against the Syrian people to force them into submission into the US hegemony and give up their land and rights.

Syrians who stand up to these crimes are demonized by the western mainstream media, western politicians, and many western activists who some of those activists think they are helping the Syrian people by demonizing the Syrian state. The entire country is under increased draconian sanctions imposed on them by the fake humanitarians of the European Union which renewed its illegal sanctions earlier this month,

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Chinese Farmers Raise Mutant Pigs The Size Of Polar Bears Amid ‘Pig Ebola’ Crisis


07-10-19 08:23:00,

Amid one of the worst food crises in recent memory, Chinese farmers are reportedly trying to breed larger pigs as the African swine fever – less affectionately known as ‘pig ebola’ – has destroyed over 100 million pigs, between one-third and a half of China’s supply of pigs by various estimates, causing pork prices to explode to levels never seen before.

As Beijing scrambles to make up for the lost domestic supply with imports, even desperately waiving tariffs on American pork products in what China’s politicians tried to sell to their population (and Washington) as a “gesture of goodwill”, farmers in southern China have raised a pig that’s as heavy as a polar bear.

Once slaughtered, these giant mutant pigs can fetch a, well, giant price on the market. Here’s more from Bloomberg:

The 500 kilogram, or 1,102 pound, animal is part of a herd that’s being bred to become giant swine. At slaughter, some of the pigs can sell for more than 10,000 yuan ($1,399), over three times higher than the average monthly disposable income in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi province where Pang Cong, the farm’s owner, lives.

Soaring pork prices have encouraged small and large farms to experiment with DIY genetic experimentation, in the name of raising pigs that are about 40% heavier than the ‘normal’ weight of 125 kilos.

High pork prices in the northeastern province of Jilin is prompting farmers to raise pigs to reach an average weight of 175 kilograms to 200 kilograms, higher than the normal weight of 125 kilograms. They want to raise them “as big as possible,” said Zhao Hailin, a hog farmer in the region.

On some large farms, the average weight of pigs at the time of slaughter has climbed from 125 kgs (275 pounds) to 140 kgs (about 310 pounds). Some are pushing to boost weight by another 14% or more.

The trend isn’t limited to small farms either. Major protein producers in China, including Wens Foodstuffs Group Co, the country’s top pig breeder, Cofco Meat Holdings Ltd. and Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co. say they are trying to increase the average weight of their pigs.

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Dutch Farmers In Mass Revolt Against Green Fascism


02-10-19 07:37:00,

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

Thousands of Dutch farmers descended on the Netherlands capital to protest against onerous environmental restrictions that threaten their livelihoods.

The demonstrations were sparked after the coalition government proposed that “Dutch livestock farming should be slashed to meet commitments on reducing nitrogen emissions,” reports Dutch News NL.

Farmers traveled to the Hague in their tractors, causing tailbacks in excess of 620 miles and huge traffic jams around and in the city.

Farmers are protesting in the Netherlands and it is now the biggest traffic jam we’ve ever seen, thousands of tractors are driving on the highways right now 😂 #boerenprotest is even worldwide trending on twitter right now🚜🚜🚜 pic.twitter.com/mIcWzq3BnS

— Paploo (@Paploo968) October 1, 2019

Some protesters also used their tractors to demolish fences that been put up by the government.

Over 2000 dutch farmers are protesting.

The government put up fenced to keep them out.

Meanwhile: farmers drive over those fences with their tractors and cause around 1100km traffic jams around the big cities

We love farmers. No farmers =no food#boerenprotest pic.twitter.com/efVkQw766o

— Janna//Mingi’s biceps tho😭❤ (@cyaswhitebraid) October 1, 2019

The protests appear to have widespread support from the Dutch population.

The Netherlands: Huge farmer protest

Thousands of farmers are heading to Dutch government to protest against climate change measures.

89% of Dutch people support the farmers.#NoFarmersNoFood pic.twitter.com/7GjSWc3qrq

— Oh boy what a shot (@ohboywhatashot) October 1, 2019

Populist leader Geert Wilders made an appearance at one of the protests.

Onze helden, onze boeren!#boerenprotest #Boerenactie pic.twitter.com/yzm5WbCMNU

— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) October 1, 2019

The scenes were reminiscent of the early days of the Yellow Vest movement in France, which was also partly a rural backlash to environmental taxes.

Despite a global propaganda offensive by the establishment centered around amplifying alarmist climate rhetoric from the likes of Greta Thunberg,

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Millions of Farmers Could Turn the Tide Against India’s Right-Wing Regime


16-03-19 10:20:00,

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

As India’s 2019 general election approaches, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is attempting to garner support among the country’s rural populace, which represents around two-thirds of the country’s total population.

Modi’s efforts to court India’s rural voters take place amid large-scale demonstrations held by Indian farmers. The wave of protests culminated last November, when thousands of farmers from across India gathered in New Delhi to demonstrate outside the Parliament building demanding a special three-week joint session on India’s agrarian crisis. The march—named the Kisan Mukti March, or Farmers’ Freedom March—was coordinated by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, a coalition group of more than 140 farmer organizations, formed in June 2017.

The recent demonstrations have set the tone for this year’s general elections, reminding governments that there is a political cost to ignoring rural India.

India’s Agrarian Crisis: Debt, Suicide and Government Neglect

Over the past several months, millions of subsistence farmers, many with less than five acres of land, have staged protests demanding higher prices for their crops (also referred to as minimum support prices) and debt forgiveness.

Rural farmers in India, since the early 1990s, have had very limited access to credit from the country’s banks, a major problem for a livelihood that is cyclical and prone to a range of environmental setbacks. Without public-sector bank loans to depend on, small farmers were forced to turn to predatory informal lenders who charge annual interests of up to 60 percent.

Under the BJP government, economic conditions for Indian farmers have worsened due to rising input prices, weak government support systems, climate change–induced crop failures, declining commodity prices and stagnant farm incomes, forcing many farmers to give up their land.

P. Sainath, a renowned scholar and journalist who focuses on India’s rural economy, observes that India’s agrarian crisis has been marked by a sharp decline in the country’s full-time farmer population and has ushered millions into the ranks of the agrarian underclass of landless laborers.

“This means that countless once-landed farmers have lost their greatest asset—their land,” P.

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India’s Farmers Plan Mass March to the Nation’s Parliament as Agrarian Crisis Reaches “Civilization Proportions” | Asia-Pacific Research


31-10-18 02:27:00,

With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet. And yet it is also one of the most neglected in terms of both investment and media coverage. Veteran journalist and founder of the People’s Archive of Rural India P. Sainath argues that the majority of Indians do not count to the nation’s media, which renders up to 75 percent of the population ‘extinct’.

According to the Centre for Media Studies in Delhi, the five-year average of agriculture reporting in an Indian national daily newspaper equals 0.61 percent of news coverage, while village-level stories account for 0.17 percent. For much of the media, whether print or TV, celebrity, IT, movements on the stock exchange and the daily concerns of elite and urban middle class dwellers are what count.

Unlike the corporate media, the digital journalism platform the People’s Archive of Rural India has not only documented the complexity and beauty of rural India but also its hardships and the all too often heartbreaking personal stories that describe the impacts of government policies which have devastated lives, livelihoods and communities.

Rural India is plagued by farmer suicides, child malnourishment, growing unemployment, increased informalisation, indebtedness and an overall collapse of agriculture. Those involved in farming and related activities are being driven to migrate to cities to become cycle rickshaw drivers, domestic servants, daily wage labourers and suchlike.

Hundreds of thousands of farmers in India have taken their lives since 1997 and many more are experiencing economic distress or have left farming as a result of debt, a shift to (GM) cash crops and economic liberalisation. According to this report,  the number of cultivators in India declined from 166 million to 146 million between 2004 and 2011. Some 6,700 left farming each day. Between 2015 and 2022 the number of cultivators is likely to decrease to around 127 million.

The core problems affecting agriculture centre upon the running down of the sector for decades, the impact of deregulated markets and profiteering corporations (Monsanto and its Bt cotton seeds being just one case in point), increasing debt and lack of proper credit facilities, the withdrawal of government support,

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