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Land and Ocean Grabs Not the Solution to Climate Change

Salena Tramel | Posted 02.19.2016 | World
Salena Tramel

When Hiba Al-Jibeihi stepped off her flight in Paris in early December, it was her first time outside the occupied Palestinian territories where she had lived all of her 24 years.

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

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.22.2016 | 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...

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.

Thinking of You, Dad

Lynda Freeman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Lynda Freeman

As Father's Day approaches my thoughts turn to my dad. He passed away more than a decade ago at the age of 89. Dad was born in a village in Poland, the son of poor peasants who made their living peddling household goods.

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.

How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm?

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

By Peter Costantini ~ Seattle Farmers from different districts of Jacmel - Des agriculteurs venus de différentes communes de Jacmel - Photo: le Nou...

An Open Letter on Haitian Agriculture to the CEO of Monsanto

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

Monsanto's own corporate history doesn't inspire a lot of trust, and Haitian farmers are not alone in their skepticism of your model and embrace of alternatives.