About The Land Is Ours
TLIO campaigns peacefully for access to the land, its resources, and the decision-making processes affecting them, for everyone, irrespective of race, gender or age.
Chapter 7, the Planning Office of TLIO, campaigns for a planning system which actively encourages sustainable, low impact and affordable homes. They give planning advice to people seeking to/or already embarking upon living on the land, engaged in land-based livelihoods.
Chapter 7 has its own website: http://www.tlio.org.uk/chapter7
The Land Is Ours Campaign Email List
The Land is Ours now has it's own email list. To subscribe EITHER send a blank email to: email@example.com OR subscribe directly on the email list's own webpage, which is: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheLandIsOurs
Cap the Common Agricultural Policy!
Info here on the CAP & how through Single Farm Payments in the UK it is largely being utilised by large landowners, agribusiness & corporations.
CAP reform negotiations have been underway in the EU between member states. Despite the fact that the UK government has claimed it has led the way amongst EU member states in supporting the EU commissioner’s CAP reform agenda to move the CAP payment structure away from Pillar One direct payments to Pillar Two rural development schemes, the UK has been opposed to the Commission’s suggestion that large farms should be capped. Ed Hamer from The Land Magazine says: “As of Dec 2012, the proposed cap has been repeatedly revised upwards in an effort to get it past agribusiness lobbyists and now stands at an indulgent 300,000 Euros a year.”
On the 12th of March 2013 the EU Parliament & its MEPs voted on reform proposals endorsed by EU Parliament’s Committee on agriculture (COMAGRI). A useful 2 page document for understanding the issue can be found here. EU MEPs backed the commission's proposal to make atleast 30% of subsidies dependent on environmental protection & to cap farm subsidies at €300,000 per farm (although critics claim that farmers could split their land administratively to increase access to funds). They also voted in favour of publishing the names of all recipients of EU money & agreed on a list of land-owners, including airports and sports clubs, to be automatically excluded from receiving subsidies unless they could prove that the land was being used for farming. CAP funds proposed by the Commission are set to be cut by 11% in the next seven year cycle.
The Land Magazine
..an occasional magazine about landrights
'The Land' is written by & for people who believe that the roots of justice, freedom, social security & democracy lie not so much in access to money, or to the ballot box, as in access to land & its resources.
The Land comes out two or three times every year. A subscription to the Land costs £22 for 5 issues in the UK (subscription to the Land costs £42 for 5 issues for subscribers outside Europe, £32 in Europe). Individual copies are £4, plus postage (within UK) = £4.75. Send cheque or postal order to: The Land Magazine, Monkton Wyld Court, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6DQ, UK.
or order copies online if you possess a credit-card on 'The Land' website here.
Latest issue of The Land
(Winter 2012-2013) - theme: Land Grabs
(Summer 2012) - theme: "Less Dreaming, More Digging"
featured articles include: "Can Britain Farm Itself?" & "The Rothamsted GM Debate"
Issue-11 (Winter 2011-12) - theme: "The Future of Our Forests"
Spring/Summer 2011 was a Special Edition commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Luddites' Uprising:
See also: http://www.luddites200.org.uk/
Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Luddite Uprisings
(November 2011 – January 2013 are the 200th anniversary of the Luddite uprisings)
International news email list dedicated to exploring issues such as the history of colonialism & its ongoing affects including the continued marginalization of Indigenous peoples and the preservation of their heritage, the biased practices of the IMF, criminal and monopolizing acts of transnational corporations, non-mutually beneficial international trade practices, self-seeking international military coersion on the part of nation states in the North particularly the United States & Israel & the through the auspices of the NATO alliance, state sponsored terrorism, & globalization. How can genuine self-determination—whether that be indigenous groups or civil society—be sought in the face of neoliberal imperialism & corporate domination — the logical conclusion to a legacy of colonialism.