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BY BULATLAT More than one thousand farmers and their supporters marked the 22nd anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre today. Twenty two years ago on January 22, 1987 at the historic Mendiola bridge, combined elements of the police and military opened fire at a rally of farmers demanding for genuine land reform. Thirteen farmers were killed…

The Lakbayan gave us renewed strength to continue on fighting for our land in the knowledge that we are not alone in the struggle and in fact, one with the majority of the people,” said Zaldy Alfiler, a farmer from Ilocos and secretary general of Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation. BY ZOFIA LEAL Bulatlat Vol.…

“Kawitang palakol” and “gawat” are terms that refer to times when food is scarce, usually the weeks before harvest season when the farmers have spent all their money on fertilizers and pesticides and harvest time is still far away. The considerable increases in the prices of farm inputs and terribly low price of palay ((unmilled…