Farmers group plans more protest action as it expands into Canterbury and West Coast

Farmers group plans more protest action as it expands into Canterbury and West Coast

Farmer protest group Groundswell are expanding into Canterbury and the West Coast after hosting meetings there to discuss new rules introduced by the Government in the agriculture sector. Groundswell spokesperson Bryce McKenzie said the group was now looking for regional co-ordinators in those areas to help share information and keep farmers informed as the group’s […]

NH Exclusive: American farmers inspired by Indian farmers’ protest

NH Exclusive: American farmers inspired by Indian farmers’ protest

America has gone through these talking points which India is debating now. What happened then? How did the small farmers fared? We thought what better way to portray it than capturing the stories of American farmers and give a comparative view. That is how this documentary came about. Four of us brown people in the […]

Agriculture Minister Appeals To Farmers To Call Off Protest As COVID Cases Spike

Agriculture Minister Appeals To Farmers To Call Off Protest As COVID Cases Spike

Farmers have been protesting at the borders of Delhi since November 26 (File) New Delhi: As India continues to register a spike in cases of coronavirus, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today appealed to the protesting farmers at the Delhi borders to call off their months-long agitation, saying that the government is ready for […]

Scuffles in London as thousands join anti-bill protest

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A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against a new proposed policing bill in Bristol, Britain, March 30, 2021 Reuters London’s Metropolitan Police, which deployed a large number of officers in the capital to bring the protest to an end, said there had been 26 arrests and 10 officers were injured Thousands of demonstrators […]

Rallies planned across Britain against new protest law

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A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against a new proposed policing bill in Bristol, Britain, March 30, 2021 Reuters On Saturday, activists, climate change campaigners, and the Black Lives Matter movement say they will join ‘kill the bill’ rallies in London and other towns and cities including Manchester, Leeds, Brighton and Bristol Dozens […]

Farmers’ protest: Bharat Bandh begins; rail, road transport likely to be affected

Farmers’ protest: Bharat Bandh begins; rail, road transport likely to be affected

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur demanding a complete repeal of the three farm laws and a legal guarantee for the minimum support price on their crops. Confederation of All India Traders, which claimed representation of eight crore traders in the the […]

Why India’s farmers fight to save a broken system

Jaswinder Singh Gill at his home in Amritsar, India, on Feb. 25, 2021. Gill had plowed 20 years of savings from an earlier career as a mechanical engineer into his family’s nearly 40-acre plot, but new laws could make the farm virtually unsustainable. (Rebecca Conway/The New York Times)

Jaswinder Singh Gill had ploughed 20 years of savings from an earlier career as a mechanical engineer into his family’s nearly 40-acre plot in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, just a dozen miles from the border with Pakistan. He has eked rice out of the sandy, loamy soil with the help of generous government […]

Thunberg joins climate protest in Stockholm

Published: March 20, 2021 11:42:20 Climate activist Greta Thunberg took part in a protest under the banner of “No More Empty Promises” in central Stockholm on Friday, with protesters attending in shifts to avoid breaching coronavirus restrictions. The youth movement Fridays for Future, which urges global leaders to listen to climate scientists and stop global […]

International Women’s Day: Women to take centre stage at farmers’ protest sites

Women farmers sitting at the demonstration site during the ongoing farmer protest (ANI Photo )

New Delhi: From managing the stage, food and security to sharing tales of their struggles, and significance of taking part in the farmers’ agitation, thousands of women farmers, students and activists will take over key roles at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur protest sites at Delhi’s borders on International Women’s Day on Monday. Noting that […]