Protest in NY backs India farmers’ fight for their land

Vol. 85/No. 3 - January 25, 2021

NEW YORK — “The Indian government is unjustly supporting the large corporations, which will eventually lead to the downfall of small farmers,” Kulwinder Kaoner Singh told this Militant reporter at a Jan. 9 protest. Over 120 people attended to support…


Seattle rally backs farmers protests in India

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

KENT, Wash. — In the third such rally this month in the Seattle area, hundreds gathered here Dec. 26 to show support for the tens of thousands of working farmers camped out on the main roads outside New Delhi, India’s…


India farmers battle gov’t attack against price supports

Vol. 85/No. 1 - January 4, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of protesting farmers in India remain in a standoff with the government over new laws introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that would lift state controls on the pricing and marketing of their crops. Since the end…


India farmer protests grow in fight to stop gov’t assaults

Vol. 84/No. 51 - December 28, 2020
Tens of thousands of farmers in camp near Indian capital New Delhi protest government assault on their livelihoods. Inset, car caravan in Montreal Dec. 12 in solidarity with farmers’ actions.

Tens of thousands of farmers continue their protest blockade around New Delhi, the Indian capital, demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdraw new agricultural laws that will drive down the prices farmers receive for their crops. They’re fighting to defend their…


India farmers: ‘End the gov’t attack on our livelihoods!’

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020
Protesting farmers in India occupy rail bridge Nov. 27, part of “March on Delhi” against laws ending government price supports. Inset, part of solidarity demonstration in Montreal Dec. 6.

A monthslong rebellion by Indian farmers, which has drawn solidarity actions from the Indian diaspora around the world, continues to intensify, shaking the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of thousands of family farmers converged on the capital, New…