21st Century Wire
After the shock discovery of thousands of tons of illegal Ukraine rape seed at a fuel, gas train and truck depot near the Ukraine border, Polish farmers vowed to step-up their actions against all food imports from outside the EU and increase pressure on Brussels and the Polish government to abandon the implementation of ‘Green Deal’ and outlaw uncontrolled mass food imports entering Poland.
NSZZ RI Solidarity on 9 February 2024, announced a 30-day farmers’ general strike, which was met with unprecedented support from the entire agricultural community and the public.
A Press Release of 16/02/2024 from National Solidarity Farmers Union on the general strike of farmers states:
“We know that this is only the beginning of a long road to victory….
The problem of profitability of agricultural production, processing and other industries in our country is the uncontrolled influx of goods from Ukraine, which are being imported due to the opening of the EU border with the country.
Therefore, for February 20, as part of the 30-day general strike of farmers, we announce that all protest activities will be focused on the complete blockade of all border crossings of Poland with Ukraine and protests in the field.
Not only border crossings will be blocked but also transport hubs and access roads to transshipment rail stations and seaports.
…Our actions have only one goal:
TO ENSURE THE COUNTRY’S FOOD SECURITY, BY PROVIDING THE PUBLIC WITH HEALTHY AND TOP-QUALITY POLISH FOOD”
For more information on developments, go to Solidarnoscri.
Introductory text – Julian Rose
This is going to be a very big push and will complement other protests taking place throughout Europe.
Poland has the largest number of family farms in Europe – over one million. These farms are a vital resource not just for national food production but also for the maintenance of unique levels of biodiversity.
Particular to this Polish farmer’s effort will be a central attack on ‘Green New Deal’ a critically important issue vis a vis ensuring a future for all farmers/farming.
Green New Deal links directly into the Agenda 2030 ‘Sustainability’ program whereby the WEF proposes to 100% disenfranchise farmers and substitute synthetic GMO laboratory foods for real food grown in real soil.
Main Text and links from Solidarity Farmers Union:
A part of the announcement of the NSZZ of Individual Farmers “Solidarity” on the General Strike (from February 9 to March 10, 2024)
“…Our patience has been exhausted. The position of Brussels at the end of January 2024 is unacceptable to the entire agricultural community. In addition, the lack of response from the Polish authorities and declarations of cooperation with the European Commission, along with announcements to respect all decisions on the import of agricultural and food products from Ukraine, leave us no choice but to declare a general strike…We cannot accept the implementation of the “European Green Deal”, the European Union’s farm-to-table strategy and the proposed form of the Common Agricultural Policy. The Polish government must present a clear plan for agricultural production, its profitability, the reconstruction of domestic processing and trade. We will fight for this until it happens. Polish farm families are the foundation of our country’s food security….
We ask compatriots to be understanding and aware of the situation in
which we all find ourselves. We are fighting for our common good, which is to save Polish family-owned, often multi-generational farms from collapse and bankruptcy….”
Map of agricultural protests starting on February 9, 2024
Julian Rose and Jadwiga Lopata, President and Vice President
International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC)
ICPPC – International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside,
34-146 Stryszów 156, Poland tel. +48 33 8797114 [email protected]
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