Via Campesina’s International day of peasant struggle
Join the Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) as we celebrate Via Campesina’s International day of peasant struggle.
Last year the Landworkers’ Alliance took their message to DEFRA, and this year they are targeting British Sugar PLC to expose the inequality and problems inherent in our industrial food system. Government support of big agri-businesses, like British Sugar PLC, threatens the health of our communities and the quality of our environment. We’re subsidising exactly the wrong sort of agriculture.
The Landworkers’ Alliance is part of a global movement for food democracy and a sustainable agriculture. They want to limit CAP payments to £150,000 per claimant and use the millions saved to support small scale, ecological and young entrants into farming. The Landworkers’ Allinace want a National Food Policy that supports nutritious food production, a healthy soil and a diverse landscape.
Join them on April 29th: Assemble outside Bury St Edmunds train station, 1pm.
March to the British Sugar factory with song, dance and a vision of a healthy food system. They will be joined by U.S. activist & performer Reverend Billy and his gospel choir!
Read more here.