Other Worlds has launched a fundraiser for our Hatian land rights campaign on Global Giving! We are so thankful for the donations received so far. We must raise $5,000 in order to have a permanent spot on the Global Giving site, which will increase the visibility of Haitians in the struggle to keep their lands and keep farming.
A grassroots movement for secure land tenure and food sovereignty is growing throughout Haiti, and Other Worlds has committed to bolstering it. We will be building campaigns of political support in both the global North and South, and garnering much-needed funding, technical support, and visibility for the frontline communities and ally organizations in Haiti.
Throughout the world, solutions to some of the greatest challenges of the day are either nascent or fully thriving. Organized people's movements - sometimes with help from supportive government - are changing the structures which cause violence, poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction. At the same time, they are creating better quality of life in their communities. In other instances, people are preserving ancient cultures where individuals live in relative equity and harmony with other life and their communities, and without expectation of profit.
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We are thrilled to announce our latest book, Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti's Divide by Beverly Bell, published by Cornell University Press. You can find out more about the book, read an excerpt, and order it online by visiting the book's website.
We continue to support indigenous peoples in Honduras who are defending their lands and rivers, and to challenge US-supported attacks on them by the Honduran government. Honduran movement leaders from the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) have been specifically targeted by the government and international dam companies.
Check out Other Worlds' book & educational tool, Harvesting Justice: Transforming Food, Land, and Agriculture in the Americas, which explores the growing movement to reclaim the food system from multinational agribusiness and put it back into the hands of people. Accompanying the book is a popular education curriculum called Sowing Seeds, and a weekly blog series! And, find more resources and action steps on the Harvesting Justice website.
Four and a half years after the devastating 2010 earthquake, read about how Haitian grassroots movements are continuing the struggle for a just reconstruction on our Another Haiti is Possible blog.
Visit our blog, below, of articles by and about our allies building grassroots alternatives around the world (click here for full blog history).