On the 27th May groups from Reclaim the Fields in the UK will be joining a large group ofbakers, retailers, food growers, grassroots food campaigners and concernedfood eaters to take action against the current open field trials ofgenetically modified (GM) wheat. We invite you to join us for the day. We support this action because we believe that the trial is unsafe - itrisks contaminating other crops, and the effects on human health and oninsects vital to pollination haven't been properly tested; and unnecessary
Today, 26th of April in the morning hours the fruitful and multifaceted land occupation in Vienna was raided by a private security company, in the name of the agricultural university - the University of life as they call themselves.8 days of vivid planting, collective life and constructive work were torn to shreds.
The Land, that was already full of plants and seeds as well as containers and huts, glasshouses etc were destroyed by excavators, tractors and caterpillars.
We are raided but we continue our struggle for land!!!
The Community Food Growers Network invites you to a day of public events exploring why Genetically Modified (GM) crops pose a threat to sustainable food production, what the GM industry is doing here in Britain, and how we as ordinary people can support alternative, sustainable and socially just food systems.
Yesterday, the 2nd of March, another sign against TAV was planted in the city of Turin. Around 60 activists from Reclaim the Fields occupied a piece of land between Corso Marche and Corso Francia. In a few hours the letters NO TAV were carved from the earth and seeded with a variety of grains and peach trees. The action took place on common land that will be privatised and demolished if the highspeed train line between Lyon and Turin (TAV) is built.
Just one day after the violent eviction of the motorway blockade on Wednesday 80 RTF activists joined the No-TAV movement to re-occupying the motorway in Susa valley. While about 2000 people blocked the motorway close to the exit of Chianocco another blockade was set up in the higher Susa Valley. At the same time the central station in Turin was occupied and solidarity actions happened in more then 40 other cities all over Italy.
The Reclaim the Fields bulletins aims at facilitating the information transmission between the stars of the constellation, sharing the latest news and the current state of the process amongst the people or collectives already involved and allowing new people to catch up and join us, having at disposition the necessary background texts and a history of the debates.
On the 6th January the Forest of Dean Eco village reclaimed an environmental education centre closed by the cuts, we intend to reopen it and run it as a free education space for the local community and beyond.
As we agreed at the RTF-camp, we would like to organize a coordinated transnational action day for supporting the struggle in Rosia Montana, on the 1st of December. We ask you to join in the action in your cities and towns.
The municipalities community of the Clermontais is planning to build a commercial area of 70 Ha on agrarian land between la Salamane and Clermont l'Hérault (40 min from Montpellier, France). About 30 Ha are already owner by Système U, a French supermarket chain, to build a gigantic center for storage that has already been classified under the French SEVESO rating as slightly environmentally dangerous.
On the 10th of October approx. 25 activists gathered in Vienna to found a local RTf group. After a short round of introduction stories about the Reclaim The Fields Camp in Rosia Montana, Romania where shared and in this context a call for solidarity action was put in place. The preparation meeting for these actions will take place on the 17th of october at 8 pm.