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Food Sovereignty

Moroccan Activists Globalize Their Struggle: System Change Not Climate Change

Salena Tramel | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Salena Tramel

As the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) opened in Marrakesh this week, social justice m...

As The World Looks Elsewhere, Haiti's Disaster Is Just Beginning

Mark Schuller | Posted 11.07.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

In terms of loss of human life, this disaster was thankfully far less deadly than the earthquake on January 12, 2010, almost seven years ago now. But the real disaster -- chronic hunger, food insecurity, and dependency -- is yet to come.

The Hunger of Reproach: Is There Hope for Our Food System?

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

The struggle to reassert the public sphere is taking place at local, regional, and municipal levels in many forms, from food policy councils to land takeovers.

Berta Cáceres: Denouncing the structures of terror

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 03.05.2017 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

The assassination of Honduran indigenous environmental leader Berta Cáceres, in her home as she slept, has shaken human rights communities worldwide....

Behind the "Banana Man" - Haiti's Only Presidential Candidate

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.21.2017 | World
Mark Schuller

by Jennifer Vansteenkiste and Mark Schuller If nothing changes, Haiti is scheduled to have a run-off election this coming Sunday, January 24. Only o...

Thinking Globally and Systemically: The 2016 Food Justice Summit

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.14.2017 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Control over food, and the resources necessary to produce food, has had a long and intimate relationship with the economic logic that currently rules ...

Anti-Hunger Groups Make Impassioned Pleas: the United States Should Support, Not Object, to Removing WTO Obstacles to Global Food Security

Deborah James | Posted 12.15.2016 | World
Deborah James

Those of us who believe in a world free of hunger have an exciting opportunity to open up a pathway for progress on this entrenched issue -- yet hardly anyone has noticed because it is happening at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.

Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Beverly Bell

Excerpts from an interview with Miguel Ramirez, National Coordinator of the Organic Agriculture Movement of El Salvador.

Global Justice Movements Converge on Revolutionary Ground

Salena Tramel | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Salena Tramel

As the World Social Forum closed on March 28 with yet another march through downtown Tunis, many voiced one of its founding slogans: another world is possible.

The Heat Is On: Via Campesina and Allies Challenge Climate Capitalism

Salena Tramel | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green
Salena Tramel

A new report by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indisputably confirms what many scientists had predicted: 2014 is officially the hottest year on record.

Transforming Power, Protecting the Environment in El Salvador

Beverly Bell | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Beverly Bell

La Coordinadora of the Lower Lempa and the Bay of Jiquilisco in El Salvador is a grassroots, community-led organization of 27,000 families in more than 100 communities. It is transforming economic and political power and the health of the environment, across the department of Usulután.

Social Movements Gain Momentum in the Fight for Climate Justice

Salena Tramel | Posted 01.04.2015 | World
Salena Tramel

While welcoming this sense of urgency, tightly knit coalitions of activists stand firm in the belief that communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis hold the real solutions in turning the rising tides -- not the corporate-driven UN agenda.

Gendering Peasant Movements, Gendering Food Sovereignty

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Since ancestral times women have cultivated the seeds, reproduced the seeds and hybridized them. However, when food passes from the private sphere to the public one, in the areas of marketing and distribution, men appear in the process.

On World Day of Food Sovereignty, Struggling for Land in Brazil

Beverly Bell | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Beverly Bell

October 16 is World Food Day. To ensure that there is food for the world, and that it is not controlled by corporations, small farmers and allies across the globe have also named October 16 the Day of Action for Food Sovereignty and against Transnational Organizations.

The Food Sovereignty Prize 2014: A Focus on People & Agroecology

Bill Ayres | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Bill Ayres

The idea of "food sovereignty" emerges from and energizes an international movement, growing from the bottom up.

Mozambican Peasants vs. the Great African Land Grab

Salena Tramel | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

Under the surface, investments all too often uproot lives and livelihoods for those who depend on small-scale farming, fishing and pastoralism -- more than 70 percent of the population in the case of Mozambique.

On National Day of Maize in Mexico, Protecting the Sacred Plant

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Beverly Bell

Adelita San Vicente Tello speaking at local celebration of Mexico's first National Holiday of Native and Creole Seeds. Photo courtesy of Adelita San V...

Haitian Tourism Project Leads to Environmental Damage and Community Repression

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Other Worlds and the Solidarity and Resistance Collective for the Population of Île-à-Vache "Destination Île-à-Vache" is a government-driven t...

Vermont's Invisible Farmworkers

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

The transformation of our food system is hard and often depressing work. The rules and the institutions are stacked in favor of the status quo.

How the US Is Bullying El Salvador Into Using Monsanto's GMO Seeds

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our government is missing the chance to correct past mistakes and to partner with the Salvadoran people as they journey toward a just and peaceful society. The American people can do better.

El Salvador: We Can Help Usher in a New Era of Peace with Justice

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Could we somehow take part, not in "fixing" the existing problems, but in accompanying the Salvadoran people on their journey toward a peaceful and just society?

Commemorating the International Day of Peasant Struggle

Salena Tramel | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

Sadly, yet not unlike the inception of many commemorative days, the events that inspired the first International Day of Peasant Struggle were soaked with blood.

What's Going on at the WTO? : Opportunties and Risks Before the 9th Ministerial Meeting

Deborah James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Deborah James

Last week was a doozy on the trade scene in the United States, with Congressional opposition to Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) erupting from both Republicans and 151 Democrats.

My 5 Minutes at the World Food Prize Honoring a Monsanto Exec -- What I Wish I'd Said

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

I sat in the first row steaming, aware that sitting next to me was one of the world's most esteemed scientists, Hans Herren, who is precisely the type of GMO critic that the panel seemed to imply does not exist!

The True Food Prize Goes to the Haitians

Salena Tramel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

The 2013 World Food Prize credits Monsanto in the fight against hunger through sustainable agriculture -- yet there is a disconnect between the spirit of the prize and the U.S. agrochemical giant's actual practices.