Wednesday, May 9, 2007

More land revolts

"But the small and landless peasants of Nandigram stood up in revolt. Theyformed the Bhoomi Uched Pratirodh Samiti (the Movement against land grab)and refused to give up their land. In January, 2007 the first violenceagainst the movement took place. On March 14th, 17 people were killed. On29th April, another five lost their lives."

Vananda Shiva on the real free economy:

"Farmers markets like the one in Nandigram need no oil, no Walmart, noReliance, no middlemen. Farmers are traders, sellers and the buyers. Themarket is self organised. The community organizes itself for trade. There is no Government license raj, no corporate control. This is the real freemarket, the real economic democracy."

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