Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP)
Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) is "a nationwide federation of Philippine organizations of landless peasants, small farmers, farm workers, subsistence fisherfolk, peasant women and rural youth. It has effective leadership over a total of 1.3 million rural people comprising roughly 9% of the Philippine agricultural labor force. It has 65 provincial and 15 regional chapters nationwide. KMP carries out painstaking organizing and education work among the peasantry as an important requisite to building a strong and mass-based organization. It employs various forms of struggle ranging from simple court actions and lobby work to mass mobilizations such as nationwide strikes and protest actions."
According to the organization's website:
- "Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) is a democratic and militant movement of landless peasants, small farmers, farm workers, rural youth and peasant women. It has effective leadership over a total of 1.3 million rural people with 65 provincial chapters and 15 regional chapters nationwide.
- "KMP is guided by the rich lessons of our mass campaigns and struggles. It unites with all oppressed and exploited classes, and fights for the interests and aspirations of the entire Filipino people.
- "KMP continues to consolidate and defend its gains and victories while advancing the peasant struggle against class exploitation and national oppression.
- "As a militant genuine peasant movement, the KMP struggles for the following:
- A genuine agrarian reform program and national industrialization as the foundation for over-all economic development;
- A sovereign nation free from foreign domination and control, and defends the people's civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights;
- A comprehensive and pro-people social program that provides basic social and public services;
- A genuine aquatic reform program that upholds the rights of small fisherfolk;
- Promotion of peasant women rights and welfare that eradicates all forms of discrimination, exploitation and oppression against women and children;
- Respect for the right to ancestral lands and self-determination of indigenous peoples;
- Protection of the rights to agricultural workers for fair and living wages, and safe and good working conditions;
- A nationalist, mass-oriented, scientific culture;
- Science and technology for the people that serves a national economic program and promotes sustainable agriculture and enviromental protection; and
- Solidarity and support to the struggles of the peasantry and the people of the world against imperialism.
- "The farmers' united and militant assertion of their rights and interests is an effective strategy to confront repulsively unequal class relations. KMP carries out painstaking organizing and education work among the peasants as a requisite in building a strong democratic mass organization.
- "To fulfill its vision and mission, KMP employs various proven effective forms of struggle and massive militant actions to uphold and protect the rights and interests of the peasants. KMP coordinates the farmers' local struggles and campaigns at the national level. It is also linking up with movements and organizations of workers and other sectors of society as well as with struggles and movements internationally.
- "KMP also struggles for immediate economic relief for the peasants and builds economic organizations, launches programs and projects such as livelihood and production, health, sanitation, disaster relief, and technology-development projects."
- Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP)
- 17-D, Kasing-Kasing St., East Kamias Road
- Quezon City
- Ph: 2-434 5467
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: http://www.kilusangmagbubukid.org/
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- Cynthia D. Balana, "Int’l group probes alleged land-grab by foreign firms," Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 5th, 2011.
- IFFM in Isabela, Philippines, Asian Peasant Coalition, May 26, 2011.
- From Isabela to Manila: Farmers dump dried out crops at agri department, march towards Mendiola, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), March 5, 2011.
- Gil Corpuz, Isabela Farmers, IPs Oppose Land Grabbing for Bio-Ethanol Project, Northern Dispatch, February 28, 2011.
- KMP and APC strongly oppose massive land grabbing in Isabela, Philippines, Asian Peasant Coalition, February 25, 2011.
- San Mariano farmers and indigenous people strongly oppose massive land grabbing, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), press release, February 23, 2011.
- Isabela farmers protest bioethanol project, Asian Peasant Coalition, February 13, 2011.