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Famine Walk 2014

Famine-Walk-2014By ROB FAIRMICHAEL, Action from Ireland
http://www.afri.ie/news-and-events/famine-walk-2014-from-famine-to-food-sovereignty/

Where can you start in talking about the Afri Famine Walk? Well, 1849 is the best point because the Famine Walk is the re-enactment or retracing steps of a real tragedy that happened to people who died walking that way 165 years ago. There is a sense in which the ground we walk on is sacred, holy, or marked because we know some of the terrible things happened in that very place.

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Filipino people strive for food sovereignty, national and social liberation

Speech delivered at the Famine Walk
Co. Mayo, Ireland
17 May 2014

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
NDFP Chief International Representative

Dear Friends, fellow participants in this Famine Walk,

In the Philippines there is a fierce struggle for food sovereignty being waged by the working people who produce the food but who are denied their basic right to food, health, and life. Peasants, workers, indigenous people and fisherfolk are among 70% of the population who struggle to survive with only PhP100 or €1.70 per day. This measly amount is insufficient to provide the basic daily need for food. Upon sickness, there is no money for medicines. Much less for housing and schooling.

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Filipino people strive for food sovereignty, national and social liberation

Speech delivered at the Famine Walk
Co. Mayo, Ireland
17 May 2014

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
NDFP Chief International Representative

Dear Friends, fellow participants in this Famine Walk,

In the Philippines there is a fierce struggle for food sovereignty being waged by the working people who produce the food but who are denied their basic right to food, health, and life. Peasants, workers, indigenous people and fisherfolk are among 70% of the population who struggle to survive with only PhP100 or €1.70 per day. This measly amount is insufficient to provide the basic daily need for food. Upon sickness, there is no money for medicines. Much less for housing and schooling.

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