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Learn more about land conflicts in Guatemala in this Food First brief Land & Sovereignty Brief No. 1 - "Sons and Daughters of the Earth": Indigenous communities and land grabs in Guatemala.
Media release of La Vía Campesina | GRAIN | ETC Group
7 November 2013. Farmers produce food, not carbon. Yet, if some of the governments and corporate lobbies negotiating at the UN climate change conference to be held in Warsaw from 11-22 November have their way, farmland could soon be considered as a carbon sink that polluting corporations can buy into to compensate for their harmful emissions.
November 5, 2013
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How many times have we heard it?
"Organic food is great for those who can afford it, but not an option for most of us."
International Food Workers Week is November 24-30, 2013.
EHNE-Bizkaia--the Basque union of small farmers and ranchers--has been working to advance food sovereignty since La Vía Campesina's foundational congress in 1993. In Euskal Herría (the Basque Country) the struggle for food sovereignty is embedded in a broader struggle for political and cultural autonomy, drawing on a long history of Basque resistance against fascism and state-sponsored repression. A strong model of local cooperative food production thrives in the region, as part of a framework of community empowerment and solidarity economy.
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