Glendive, MT, Addresses Oil Spill

NFFC vice president, Dena Hoff (Northern Plains Resource Council), is understandably concerned:  a pipeline just dumped 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near her farm. This is the second spill on the Yellowstone in three and a half years, and the Keystone XL pipeline is still under debate for construction. NPRC’s press release[…]

La Via Campesina: Day of Action Against Violence Towards Women

Press Release –  Tuesday, 25 November 2014 On this International Day of Action Against Violence Towards Women, La Via Campesina is again denouncing the structural violence that women have to confront each day and that has been systematically silenced, made to appear natural, and rendered invisible by patriarchal capitalist society. In 2008, in its Vth[…]

NFFC Part of Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA

A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups, including the NFFC, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for a herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not[…]

Alert: TPP Negotiations

Alert: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators are holding closed-door meetings in Australia this week and next. President Barack Obama wants to announce a TPP deal when he’s in Asia for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in mid-November. So U.S. negotiators are looking to finalize the 12-country deal despite mounting evidence that this dangerous corporate[…]

Press Statement From The World Meeting of Popular Movements

October 27th, 28th, and 29th

In conjunction with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, and with the express support of Pope Francis, a variety of movements representing those who are most disadvantaged and most excluded from society are taking the lead in organising the World Meeting of Popular Movements, which will be held in Rome from October 27th to 29th.

We are very glad of this unique occasion to give visibility to the excluded and to let their voices be heard within the Vatican itself. We are deeply grateful to Pope Francis for this opportunity, which is one more demonstration of his constant accompaniment and closeness – not only to those of us who suffer injustice but also to those among us who are uniting to struggle against it.

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World Trade Organization Rules Against Popular U.S. Country-of-Origin Meat Labels on Which Consumers Rely

Compliance Panel Says U.S. Policy Still Violates WTO Despite Changes Made to Comply With 2012 WTO Order; U.S. Should Not Change COOL Policy NOTE: Public Citizen will hold a press briefing about this ruling on the morning of Thursday, October 23. Speakers will include Roger Johnson (president, National Farmers Union), Lori Wallach (director, Public Citizen’s Global[…]

Land Grabbing and Resistance in the United States   

Across the United States, communities are fighting to defend the resources they need to produce food. On this World Food Day, Oakland-based Food First/the Institute for Food & Development Policy and the Netherlands-based Transnational Institute release a report exploring how corporate control of the food system is undermining the livelihoods of farmers, farmworkers, fisherpeople, communities[…]