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Stop the global land grab! GRAIN STATEMENT AT THE JOINT GRAIN-LA VIA CAMPESINA MEDIA BRIEFING

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 Rome, 16 November 2009                      Tell a Friend 

http://www.grain.org/o/?id=87

 “The question we should be asking is not “How do we make these investments work?” It is “What farming and food systems will feed people without making them sick, keep farmers on the farm instead of the city slums, and allow communities to prosper and thrive?”

For over a year a half now, we have been watching carefully how investors are trying to take control of farmland in Asia, Africa and Latin America as a response to the food and financial crises. In the beginning, during the early months of 2008, they talked about getting these lands for “food security”, their food security. Gulf State officials began flying around the globe looking for large areas of cultivable land that they could acquire to grow rice to feed their burgeoning populations without relying on international trade. So too were Koreans, Libyans, Egyptians and others. In most of these talks, high-level government representatives were directly involved, peddling new packages of political, economic and financial cooperation with agricultural land transactions smack in the centre. More

Wisconsin dairy farmers under attack from DATCP

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Copyright 2009 ©  Marti Oakley All rights reserved.

Jackass alert # 7

getimageIt appears a newly announced meeting has been scheduled for Wisconsin dairy farmers, with Wisconsin, Department of Agriculture ,Trade and Consumer Protection” also known as DATCP. 

I have this odd feeling that DATCP actually stands for “Department of Agricultural Terrorists, Corruption and Politics”; but that’s just what I think.  I could be totally wrong. More

“Clean Water Restoration Act”/Another federal land grab

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The Feds are after every facet of control over our lives. Here is the “Clean Water Restoration Act” which will control every puddle, lake, stream and well in the US.
Please contact Congress and tell them to leave our water alone.
JS Rugg

Also see:  Water Resotration Act is anything but  from April of 2008

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Land Rights Network
American Land Rights Association
PO Box 400 – Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087 – Fax: 360-687-2973
E-mail: alra@pacifier.com
Web Address: http://www.landrights.org

Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE – Washington, DC 20003

House Committee Vote Soon On Corps, EPA and Wetlands Bill

Clean Water Restoration Act (CWRA) Is an Even Bigger Threat To You Than CARA

Congressman James Oberstar, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has said he is going to change the name of his proposed Clean Water Restoration Act (CWRA) to some other name.  This is a common tactic. 

They are getting so much opposition from you and others that they will change the name to confuse the voters (you).  You can continue to refer to it as the Clean Water Restoration Act and the Corps, EPA and Wetlands Land Grab. 

Let there be no mistake.  The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is going to vote on the Corps, EPA and Wetlands Land Grab Bill shortly, whatever they call it.  You need to call, fax and e-mail your personal Congressman plus the Congressmen on this Committee with your opposition to the bill.  You can call any Congressman at (202) 225-3121. 

See the Committee List with phone, fax and e-mails for staff below.

The bill has already passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee as S 787.  By looking at that bill, you can get an idea of how dangerous the House Bill will be.  You must also keep the pressure on the US Senate. More

New Land Grab website….from GRAIN

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New from GRAIN

3 June 2009

NEW LAND GRAB WEBSITEhttp://farmlandgrab.org. This new site is an improved version of the site initiated by GRAIN last year, which provides an open, up-to-date and easy to search library of over 800 articles, interviews and reports on farm land grabs around the world published since the outbreak of the food crisis in 2008.http://farmlandgrab.org

http://www.grain.org/nfg/?id=658

www.landrights.org…The fight against control over YOUR property.

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You can send testimony until April 30th

Vast Expansion of Corps of Engineers Regulatory Power!

We call this bill the National Corps of Engineers Wetlands Land Grab Bill

 

Wetlands Testimony
NEW HEARING EMAIL & FAX DEADLINE
April 16th
Updated
Testimony For The Record  HR 2421

NEW DOCUMENT UNCOVERED FROM THE GREEN LAND GRABBERS:
The Oberstar “White Paper”
Executive Summary  Complete Document

Please print and fill out this Testimony Questionnaire (starts page 6) and fax or e-mail it to your Congressman and each of the Members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  Alternatively here is a file (starts page 6) you can edit and then fax or email.

Click here for a copy of the latest e-mail about HR

 

Excerpted:

This is a must read.   April 30 Deadline for Testimony.

—–The Real Goal of HR 2421, the Clean Water Restoration Act Is to give Corps and EPA Control Of All Watersheds Which Means National Land Use Control.   It will give the Corps and EPA control over your property.


—–Besides private property, HR 2421 threatens businesses, agriculture, small communities, grazing, forestry, mining and many other uses on private and Federal land.  It will affect many kinds of manufacturing companies and businesses.


—–Congress is considering expanding the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act of 1972 to include all waters of the United States and all “activities affecting these waters.” not limit it to “navigable waters” as is currently the law under two Supreme Court Decisions, the Rapanos and SWANCC Supreme Court Decisions of 2006 and 2001.


—–An example is that the Federal bureaucracies will gain control over all the watersheds in the United States.  That includes dry land inside or adjacent to watersheds.  That means everything.  Because all land is in a watershed.


—–HR 2421 is the biggest threat to private property since CARA and
actually affects far more land and people. Chairman James Oberstar (D-MN) and others are trying to overthrow the Supreme Court decisions.


—–You have until Wednesday, April 30th to get your testimony in to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.Please go to   

http://www.landrights.org   for further explanation

http://www.landrights.org   for further explanation

 

 

 

Please!  Go to this site and read what the Water Restoration Act is REALLY about.  This is tied directly to NAFTA, CAFTA and the intent to turn water into a globally traded commodity rather than a human right.

CAFTA provisions cannot be fully implemented with regards to the privatization of all water from any source unless the Federal government can claim authority and control over all water systems.  The intent of this water confiscation act is to enable the governemnt to sell off our water supplies, and our rights to them to multi national corporations.  IF this act is passed, privatization will begin immediately. 

OF course it will be preceded by national news reporting saying that our water infrastructure is failing and there are no funds to repair it followed by reports of the cost saving benefits of privatizing this human necessity….the truth is that water will become unaffordable. 

Please go to the site listed above and fill out the survey.  Also, send them an email and let them know you are supporting their efforts. 

The United States and Canada are the only two countries who have refused to sign the declaration of the UN stating that water is a HUMAN RIGHT.

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