Vekuvai Vastamu!

Voicing our protest against CAA, NRC and the growing fascism!
Upholding the Constitution!

నా లోని కోపం
ఈ పాటకు రాగం
పాడుతాం నువు పోయేదాక పో పో పో
నీ దోపిడి ధర్మం  అన్యాయపు చట్టం
బూడిదై పోతుంది పో పో పో

నా లోని కోపం
ఈ పాటకు రాగం
 పాడుతాం నువు పోయేదాక పో పో పో
నీ దోపిడీ ధర్మం  CAA చట్టం
బూడిదై పోతుంది పో పో పో
ఇంకెంత కాలం
 ఈ చీకటి మౌనం
వేకువై వస్తాము ఇక పో పో పో
స్వేచ్చా  నినాదం  పోరాటం న్యాయం
గొంతెత్తి పాడుతాం పో పో పో
సహోదరభావం
సమానత్వం
లౌకిక జెండా మా జెండ ఇక పో పో పో
ప్రజాస్వామ్యం మా బలం
రానివ్వం హిందూ రాజ్యం పో పో
తరిమేస్తాం మనువాదం పో పో

Our anger , our song
We shall sing till you get out
Your oppressive Rule, and unjust laws
Will turn to ashes
Get out ! Get out ! 

How much longer
The silence of these dark times
We burst forth like the first sunrise:  Get out ! Get out!
Our slogans for liberty
Our struggle for justice -a just struggle
Our voices raised: Get Out ! Get Out !

Fraternity
Equality
The secular agenda is our flag
Democracy our power
We shall never allow a Hindu State
We shall destroy Manuvaad
Get Out ! Get Out !

 

*The tune of this song is based on the original Italian anti-fascist song ‘ Bella Ciao’

 

Corporate Concentration in Agriculture and Food- A Symposium

A symposium on Corporate Concentration in Agriculture and Food, held in Bangalore on 27-28th June 2019, was organised by Focus on Global South and Alternate Law Forum. It bought together farmers movements, students, academicians, journalists and civil society activists concerned with food systems, land and resource rights and the loss of people’s sovereignty to corporate forces.

Members of FSA, Sagari Ramdas and Charanya.R participated in this meeting. Sagari Ramdas was one of the panelists and spoke about the Corporatisation of the Livestock Sector. 

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#BiodiversityNotBiofortification

FSA supports this call to action issued by GRAIN to examine the issue of biofortification—locally, regionally, nationally or globally. There is enough information and experience to justify a boycott of all biofortified crops and foods, coupled with demands for investment in a different approach to agricultural research based on agroecology, local culture and food sovereignty. To learn more, see the full report “Biofortified crops or biodiversity? The fight for genuine solutions to malnutrition is on” at https://www.grain.org/e/6246  

Key messages

  • In order to promote healthy, diversified diets, we must promote biodiverse farming. Peasant-led agroecology that empowers women is the most sustainable approach to producing diverse, nutritious and culturally appropriate food while improving health.
  • While the first wave of biofortified crops was produced through conventional breeding, the next wave will use genetic modification.
  • By emphasising dependence on just a few market-based crops, biofortification actually promotes a poor diet with little nutritional diversity.
  • Biofortification projects use women as leverage by targeting them with training programmes, marketing efforts and feeding tests.

Way Forward

The best way to fight #malnutrition is through biodiverse food and farming systems that empower #women and are anchored in local cultures and knowledge. Join the action and help spread the word about how #biofortified crops take us in the wrong direction. #BiodiversityNotBiofortificationhttps://grain.org/e/6246

To learn more see: What’s wrong with Biofortified Crops