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Ag Missions Delegation to Honduras: Climate Change, Community Agro-Forestry & Land Rights

August 26, 2014

Brigade:  October 17-25, 2014

“Sustainable Life on the Land:  the future of the Garifuna and Indigenous Peoples is not Mass Migration.”

Why? Timely Solidarity with OFRANEH (National Fraternal Black Org of Honduras) and the Garifuna people defending their ancestral homelands and livelihoods.  Education and practice with agro-forestry as coastal mitigation strategy in the face of climate change.

Conceived, Born, Raised and Living Black

August 20, 2014

By Daphne Mus

“Daphne Muse just spoke to my heart’s deepest chamber.” Roc Newman - The Roc Newman Show, Washington, DC

I was conceived, born, raised and now have lived as a human being cast in black for almost seventy years.    I’mo die black, too.  And in my next life, I’ll be honored to return in the black.  I refuse to be drowned in the bile of oppression and no racist savagery, pathology or steroids of genocide will stop me from living the authenticity of who I am.  Be clear that efforts to kill off an entire race of people are bound to implode, as our blood spills all over you and the spirits of our ancestors (and some of yours, too) haunt you in ways you don’t even realize. 

For Disenfranchised Haitian Islanders, Tourism Signals a Paradise Lost

August 20, 2014

Cross Posted from Inter Press Service News Agency

By Judith Scherr

Homes like these in the village of Madam Bernard, Ile à Vache, Haiti, might be removed to make way for tourist development or islanders removed from other areas might be relocated here. Credit: Judith Scherr/IPS

 

Strange Fruit: India’s Caste Culture is a Rape Culture

June 24, 2014

A Dalit woman explains how the caste system is a lethal one where, according to India’s National Crime Records Bureau, four Dalit women are raped, two Dalits are murdered, and two Dalit homes are torched every day.

This past week, the world mourned with a town called Baduan in Uttar Pradesh, India.  There the raped bodies of two young girls were found hanging in a mango tree while behind them their grim families refused to leave until justice was done. And as the news cycle ran statements from International NGOs, UN Officials, and pundits, there was no denying that the rotting smell of India’s strange fruit had come front and center to the world stage.  

Detroit activists call for UN help as city shuts off water for thousands

June 24, 2014

Cross-posted from Al Jazeera.

City's water utility keeps raising rates as it falls further into debt; nearly half of customers are behind on payments

June 22, 2014 12:51PM ET

Detroit has too much of some things – stray dogsabandoned houses – and not enough of others, such as residents who pay their water bills.

The latest sign of Detroit’s decline came from the city’s water department, when it said in March it would begin shutting off water for up to 3,000 homes and businesses a week in an attempt to stop the utility from sliding even further into debt.

U.S. Has No Plans for Leniency With Unaccompanied Migrant Children

June 24, 2014

Cross posted from Color Lines
By: Julianne Hing

Migrants fleeing Central America for the U.S. will not be greeted with open arms, the Obama administration wants to make clear. In fact, to deal with the influx of an expected 90,000 migrants this year, the Obama administration will be funneling immigration officers and judges to the region to accelerate processing—and deportations—of migrants, reports the New York Times.

Fracking- What is Fracking and Why Should It Be Banned?

June 18, 2014

Cross-posted from Food and Water Watch

By Food and Water Watch

The case to ban fracking  grows stronger every day. Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing. It’s a water-intensive process where millions of gallons of fluid — a mix of water, sand, and chemicals, including ones known to cause cancer — are injected underground at high pressure to fracture the rock surrounding an oil or gas well. This releases extra oil and gas from the rock, so it can flow into the well.

Food and Water Watch: Superbugs Get Started on Factory Farms

June 17, 2014

Cross-posted from Food and Water Watch.

By Jo Miles

You’ve probably heard about the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections: bacteria that have grown increasingly resistant to medicine. It’s a serious threat… yet not many people realize that factory farms are a huge part of the problem. 

Check out the comic below to see how factory farms are putting everyone’s health at risk. Then tell your lawmakers to stop the misuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

Bev Bell interview on Food Sovereignty on "On Wings" 90.1

June 17, 2014

ON WINGS | APRIL 12, 2014 | 2:30 PM

Food Sovereignty

 

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On this week’s installment of WINGSBeverly Bell explains the movement for food sovereignty and its relationships as opposing the globalized food system and supportive of indigenous and local agricultural models – with a special emphasis on the pivotal roles of women.

What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?

June 16, 2014
Cross-posted from YES! Magazine.

For the movement to succeed, it must be led by the dispossessed—those for whom the mainstream economy has never worked.
 

posted Jun 10, 2014

photo by Stephen Melkisethian

Fast food worker strike in Wheaton, Maryland. Food service jobs are among the worst-paid and lowest-quality in the country and have been a recent focus of social justice movements. December 15, 2013. Photo by Stephen Melkisethian.

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