Friday 28 October 2011

Feed the world without destroying the planet!

A tour on food sovereignty could not be more pertinent as supermarket profits, food prices and world hunger are all rising. The response of both the British government institutions is call for more trade liberalisation – itself one of the major causes of the food crisis.

As ecosocialists we fight for food sovereignity, that is the right of those who produce food to determine agricultural practices free from interference from the multinationals or international institutions. That is how we feed the world without destroying the planet.

So the arrival of the Phillipina ecosocialist Maria Neri Pampilo with her practical experience of struggles for land reform and the development of ecologically sustainable food production gives a unique opportunity to explore these questions.

Maria Neri Pampilo

Socialist Resistance and Green Left are organising this tour with support from a number of other local hosts listed below;

November 10 Leeds: Socialist Resistance and Leeds Green Party with Maria Neri Pampilo , 7 pm, lecture theatre C.(Fourth floor) Rose Bowl, back of Leeds Civic Hall LS1 3HR

November 12 London Socialist Resistance and Green Left with Maria Neri Pampilo, Derek Wall (Green Left) Rehad Desai (South African climate activist), Pierre Rousset (NPA) and Terry Conway (Socialist Resistance) 10.-10.30 5pm, University of London union, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY

November 14 Brighton 7.30 at Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF

November 15 Birmingham Socialist Resistance and Green Left 7pm, Tuesday 15th November, Committee Rooms 3 & 4, Council House, Birmingham, B3 3BD

November 17 Cambridge A Red/Green Forum, 7.15pm Friends meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA

November 19 Manchester hosted by Manchester Ecosocialists, Socialist Resistance and Green Left 11.30am, John Dalton Building Oxford Rd, Manchester Manchester M1 5GD with Maria Neri Pampilo, Derek Wall (Green Left)

November 20 Glasgow Hosted by Scottish Socialist Party further details to follow

November 21 Newcastle hosted by Newcastle University International Development Society, 6pm at Room 2.22 at the Old Library Building (Research Beehive), Newcastle University ( entrance from Queen Victoria Rd near and opposite RVI – also possible from Claremont Rd or Claremont Walk.

November 22 Wigan hosted by Wigan Green Socialists: further details to follow

November 25 Oxford 7.30pm , Oxford Town Hall St Aldate’s, 40 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BX

Seperate publicity material exists for each of the events – if you would like an electonic or paper copy of one or several of these contact us at

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1 comment:

Stephen Hall said...

Hi Andy, the meeting in Wigan is on the 22nd not the 23rd. The details for the meeting can be found at Wigan Borough Green Socialists' new Blog at: or alternatively at:

Any chance you could add a link to our new Blog on yours. I've already done one to yours on ours!

Cheers, Stephen