| KPL Struggling Team for Stopping Ministerial Meeting in Hongkong|
Korean farmers have been living in darkness since WTO launched 10 years ago. Decrease in the number of farmers from 6 millions to 3 millions!! Increase in the debt of farmers as much as four times!! The age average of farmers is 57.7!! Agreement between Korea and China on garlic!! FTA between Korea and Chile!! and ban the application of the regulation that stipulates using our own agricultural products in school lunch meals.!!
What's more, our rice, which is directly linked to our lives, is being threatened as full opening the market. And it puts our existence of nation in danger by fully opening of rice.
For ten years, Korean farmers have realized painfully that WTO has plundered and has played dirty under the name of 'liberty' and 'globalization'.
But it's enough!! The 10 years is enough! Stop killing the farmers in all over the world and take off that dirty mask!!
"WTO Kills Farmers!!"
Today we start "KPL Struggling Team for Stopping Ministerial Meeting in Hongkong" and it contains our resolution that we will protect our food sovereignty and stop WTO. Also it is the answer for the lonely crying of Lee Kyoung Hea who killed himself in Cancun, Mexico in 2003.
KPL Struggling Team for Stopping Ministerial Meeting in Hongkong will put an end on the period that WTO has existed and made a world like hell. Then we will prepare the new men to improve actively on the changed era by globalizing the neo-liberalism. Also we will complete agricultural reform and protect our food sovereignty, national agriculture, and unified agriculture. Also, we will do our historical duty to open the new era.
In addition, we declare our foodstuff can't be the subject of the deals. If WTO ignores the voice from the farmers and keeps on plundering and killing farmers, we will destroy the WTO with any possible method through solidarity of the farmers in all over the world.
Stopping WTO is the hope of 3.5 million Korean farmers and prayer of unified voice from the farmers in all over the world. As the spearhead that will accomplish the demand of the farmers in Korea and the world as well, KPL Struggling Team for Stopping Ministerial Meeting in Hongkong firmly resolutes with proud and historical responsibility as following.
One, Struggling Team in HongKong resolutes that we will stop the 6th ministerial meeting held in Hongkong in December with active solidarity among farmers and workers in all over the world.
One, Struggling Team in HongKong resolutes to be the spearhead in struggling in opening the market of rice, APEC, and anti-U.S.A
One, Struggling Team in HongKong resolutes that we will lead innovation of farmers' movement by systemic educations as well as being spearhead in struggling.
In September 2003, the crying, 'WTO Kills Farmers", of Lee Kyoung Hea went to 3.5 million farmers' heart and wake up the public's dormant spirit. ‘1,300 KPL Struggling Team for Stopping Ministerial Meeting in Hongkong’, we have to keep the hope from the farmers in our heart. Then we will stop the ministerial meeting of WTO one way or another. Let's strive for making big innovation in farmers' movement!!
September 11th, 2005
KPL Struggling Team for Stopping Ministerial Meeting in Hongkong