Gábor Vona: The European dream turned into a nightmare

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

At Wednesday's press-conference, Jobbik President Gábor Vona has briefly described the consequences of Hungary's joining the European Union, and outlined party plans to reverse current EU trends that discriminates against Hungary.

Membership in the EU is "a dream turned into a nightmare" said Vona. Despite promises the social and existential gap have not decreased between the Western countries and Hungary. Therefore, the Jobbik party's priority in the European Parliament will be to fight against this social injustices.

We have to say clearly that the responsibility for the current situation falls on the shoulders of the Fidesz and the Socialist parties. These two parties betrayed national interests and sacrificed the future of the nation on the altar of globalist interests said Vona.

Jobbik representatives if they get elected on May 25th will represent only national interests in the European Parliament; there are two specific objectives that Jobbik will give priority in the next parliament: One, raise wages to the Union level, second, help small farmers and restart Hungarian food industry that the European Union destroyed after the country joined the organization.

The current situation – the fact that Hungarian workers earn only a fraction of their Western colleagues -- violates EU norms. Jobbik would require from big chain stores to sell locally made products, which should make up 80% of all sales.

The Sunday's EU elections will be a turning point in the recent history of the nation. Jobbik wants to send as many representatives as possible to Brussels to accelerate the dismantling of the country's colonial status within the framework of the European Union summed up his thoughts Vona.

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Anonymous said...

Time for a 1956 redux...
This time against the EU.
Everybody said at the time that it was a folly to rise against the SU.
It failed initially, yet it worked - in the long run, pretty darn well.
There was a big cost in Hungarian lives and property.
It made HU the freest and most prosperous in the comblock for decades to come, and injected the lethal bug into the system to make it rot internally, that finally collapsed it in 1990.
Once the notion was proven that the clay-footed giant ogre is not invincible, the genie was out and could not be put back into the bottle.

A similar demo of the EU-ogre's destruction of the notion of invincibility is vitally important - for the same reasons.

The SU's collapse can be directly traced back as an initial causative of 1956.
The idiots of Moscow forgot '56's lesson and they went into Prague in '67 (another "wise" move to speed-up the internal rot), and then did to themselves the final self defeating (you could say suicidal) move by going into Afghanistan.

Empires ALWAYS overreach, and that takes them down - no exceptions.

Anonymous said...

Hungry for Land: Small Farmers Feed the World – with less than a Quarter of all Farmland

...But a new review of the data carried out by GRAIN reveals that the opposite is true. Small farms, which produce most of the world’s food, are currently squeezed onto less than a quarter of the world’s farmland – or less than one fifth if you leave out China and India.

“We are fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of the rich and powerful,” said Henk Hobbelink, coordinator of GRAIN.

“The overwhelming majority of farming families today have less than two hectares to cultivate and that share is shrinking. If we do nothing to reverse this trend, the world will lose its capacity to feed itself.”...
“People need to understand that if the current processes of land concentration continue, then no matter how hard-working, efficient and productive they are, small farmers will simply not be able to carry on,” said GRAIN’s Camila Montecinos. “The concentration of fertile agricultural land in fewer and fewer hands is directly related to the increasing number of people going hungry every day.”...

GRAIN’s report also provides new data that show that small farmers still provide most of the world’s food, and that they are often much more productive than large corporate farms...

Hungry for land: small farmers feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland

GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.

Anonymous said...

How Global Agri-Business Destroys Farming. Forget the Propaganda from Big Agritech, the Key to Reducing Poverty and Ensuring Food Security Lies with Small Farmers

A new review carried out by the organization GRAIN reveals that small farms produce most of the world’s food. However, they are currently squeezed onto less than a quarter of the world’s farmland. The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of the rich and powerful. If we do nothing to reverse this trend, the world will lose its capacity to feed itself.

This claim is based on the findings of the report, ‘Hungry for Land’ (1), which states that small farmers are often much more productive than large corporate farms. For example, if all of Kenya’s farms matched the output of its small farms, the nation’s agricultural productivity would double. In Central America, it would nearly triple. In Russia, it would be six fold.

Marina Dos Santos of the Coordination of the Brazilian Landless Movement (MST) states that the peasantry is currently being criminalised, taken to court and even made to disappear when it comes to the struggle for land. Small farmers are constantly exposed to systematic expulsion from their land, which not only affects peasants but also many other small farmers and indigenous peoples who are the target of foreign corporations. Dos Santos says that small farmers want land in order to live and to produce as these are their basic rights against land-grabbing corporations who seek only speculation and profit...
While it is often stated in official circles that the planet needs to produce more food to feed the growing population, the report suggests that more food could be produced almost immediately if small farmers had access to more land and could work in a supportive policy environment, rather than under the siege conditions they are facing today...
The world is fast losing farms and farmers in many places, while big farms are getting bigger. One major reason why small farms are disappearing is the rapid growth of monoculture plantations. In the last 50 years, 140 million hectares – well more than all the farmland in China – have been taken over for soybean, oil palm, rapeseed and sugar cane alone. By definition, peasant agriculture prioritises food production for local and national markets as well as for farmers’ own families. Big agritech corporations take over scarce fertile land and prioritise commodities or export crops for profit and markets far away that cater for the needs of the affluent...
GRAIN’s report relies on statistics that show small farms are technically more productive than big farms. While industrial farms have enormous power, influence and resources, small farms almost everywhere outperform big farms in terms of productivity.

The review comes on the heels of a September 2013 report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (3), which also stated that farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilisers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers and more locally focused production and consumption of food. More than 60 international experts contributed to the report.

The report stated that monoculture and industrial farming methods are not providing sufficient affordable food where it is needed. The system actually causes food poverty, not addresses it...

Anonymous said...

The Worldwide Destruction of the Family Farm. Wall Street’s Unprecedented Land Grab. Sacrificing Food Security for Profit

A recent review carried out by the organization GRAIN revealed that small farms produce most of the world’s food and are more productively efficient than large farms [1].

Facilitated by an appropriate policy framework, small farmers could easily feed the global population. However, small farmers are currently squeezed onto less than a quarter of the world’s farmland. The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of the rich and powerful. The report concluded that if nothing is done to reverse this trend, the world will lose its capacity to feed itself...
The Oakland Institute indicates how a new generation of institutional investors, including hedge funds, private equity, pension funds and university endowments, is eager to capitalise on global farmland as a new and highly desirable asset class. Financial returns, not food security, are what matter...

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