The Farmers who blocked the sale of farmland in North West Poland have been released on bail. However, charges are still pending and the Polish government has washed its hands of the incident by claiming that the Prosecutor is independent and must arrive at his own conclusions. If convicted they face a potential five-TEN years imprisonment.Read more
Alert!! Farmers defending Polish farmland against buyout have been arrested and detained in prison cells. Please urgently send letters of support!
NEWS: On 12 October some 150 farmers entered the prison grounds shouting: “PEASANTS TOGETHER!”. They broke into the prison cells of their arrested colleague farmers…
Since 12 October tractors and other farm vehicles have been parked in front of the Custody Prison and District Prosecutor Office in Szczecin, to demonstrate solidarity with 11 farmers from Western Pomerania Province arrested on 6 October. The arrested farmers are accused of participating ‘as an organized group’ with the aim is of preventing the actioning of tenders for the sale of Polish farmland by WRSP (land owned by the state).Read more
Julian Rose in conversation with Adam Payne JSecond World War cooking trailer feeds protesting farmers “Illegal Food”Read more
Press release, Brussels 17 February 2015
The European Coordination Via Campesina, which represents 27 organisations of small and medium scale farmers, farm workers and rural youth in 16 European countries wish to express full support to the polish farmers currently protesting for their basic rights to work and make a living from farming.
Their claims –
a GMO free environment, the right to process and sell food directly to consumers, and the right to keep farmland for production and not speculation are legitimate and basic demands necessary for farmers’ anywhere to fulfil their central goal
– to produce fresh and good quality food for citizens without damaging the environment.Read more
Letter of support to Polish farmers
We, the European Coordination Via Campesina, wish to express our solidarity in your ongoing struggle to defend the basic rights of Polish farmers to work and make a living from farming.
Julian Rose & Jadwiga Lopata 16th February 2015 Farmers in northern Poland are demanding the right to sell theRead more
Solidarity NSZZ RI
Farmers of the Western-Pomerania region of Poland have been protesting continually for the last three years. Agreements and contracts signed with the government have not been fulfilled leading to to bankruptcy for many farmers, loss of agricultural land and to consumers being deprived of the ability to buy good Polish food.Read more
New Zealand farmers support Polish farmers: don’t legislate to kill your food industry. New Zealand consumers like Polish produce inRead more
See the chart to collect signatures [here]Read more