Posts Tagged with "farmers"

Michael Ableman: We are the 2% – Occupy our Land, Occupy our Food

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Michael Ableman: We are the 2% – Occupy our Land, Occupy our Food

We are the 2% we call farmers. We are not out carrying banners and marching on Wall Street, we are on the land, in our fields, planting seeds, cultivating crops, nurturing livestock, harvesting the food that nourishes a nation. We are the 2%. There are far more people in prison than growing our food, more [...]

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Can You Arrest A Corporation?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Can You Arrest A Corporation?

There are some who say that corporations are people. So can you arrest one? Well, we’re going to find out. Right now, corporations technically have the same First Amendment rights as real live people (as ruled by the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC two years ago). So shouldn’t we (real live people) [...]

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No Blood for Palm Oil

Friday, January 21, 2011

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No Blood for Palm Oil

The land grab crisis in Indonesia is getting worse — with tragic consequences. On Tuesday, six unarmed villagers were shot while harvesting palm oil fruit on their own land. Jakarta Globe’s Jan. 16 article reports the villagers had an ongoing conflict with Kresna Duta Agroindo, a palm oil subsidiary of Sinar Mas, when they were [...]

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Tonight in SF–Food, Fuel, and La Via Campesina Global Struggle for Land Reform

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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Tonight at the Women’s Building, RAN, along with co-sponsors Grassroots International, Food First, California Food and Justice Coalition, Amazon Watch, Friends of the MST, and Global Exchange are hosting Rafael Alegria, former executive secretary of Via Campesina. Via Campesina is an international network that represents over 100 million small producers around the world, and is [...]

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The Cost of Supporting Organic Farmers

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

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If you haven’t watched The Story of Stuff, you should. Just bookmark this blog post, go watch it, and then come back. OK, great. I watched this fantastic little movie last week and although I’d heard nearly all of the info before, I came away so impressed with the its style, presentation, accessibility and substance. [...]

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