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In the spotlight
Your donation in April 2013 will purchase local vegetable, rice and melon seeds villagers in Gao-Mali urgently need to plant NOW, plus water pumps to grow food for 3,000 women, children and elderly there, who have already faced brutal destruction of all public services over the past year.
17th April: Hundreds of actions around the world to celebrate the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles
(Jakarta, 16th April 2013) Small-scale farmers and their allies are celebrating the International Day of Peasant's Struggle tomorrow, 17th of April 2013, organizing hundreds of actions and demonstrations all over the globe.
This event commemorates the massacre of 19 landless farmers demanding access to land and justice in 1996 in Brazil (1).
Land & Sovereignty Brief No. 1 - "Sons and Daughters of the Earth": Indigenous communities and land grabs in Guatemala
by Alberto Alonso-Fradejas
In the face of violent dispossession and incorporation into an exploitative labor regime, indigenous peasant families in northern Guatemala are struggling to access land and defend their resources as the basis of their collective identity as Q'eqchi' peoples or R'al Ch'och ("sons and daughters of the earth"). This brief is the first in the Land & Sovereignty in the Americas series, co-published by Food First and the Transnational Institute.
By Eric Holt-Giménez and Leah Scrivener
A CALL FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
Today, April 10th, 2013, over 100 immigrants rights organizations have coordinated the “Time is Now” Day of Action in Washington, D.C., to counter the inadequate reform proposals set forth by the Obama Administration. Tens of thousands of immigrants, allies, faith leaders, and farm and food chain workers are rallying together on the lawn of the U.S. Capital Building, where they are calling on Congress to fix the broken immigration system in 2013.