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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.
By Tory Field and Beverly Bell, April 8, 2013
Bordering an interstate highway in Arkansas, a giant billboard with a photo of a stoic-looking farmer watches over the speeding traffic. He’s staring into the distance against the backdrop of a glowing wheat field, with the caption “America’s Farmers Grow America.” It’s an image to melt all our pastoral hearts.
Until we read the small print in the corner: “Monsanto.”
By Camille Vignerot and Tiffany Tsang, April 5, 2013
Food crises have plagued Mali in recent years due to drought and recurring political conflicts.
The January 2012 massacre of Malian soldiers by armed Tuareg fighters in the far north precipitated the Malian coup in March of 2012 by the National Committee for Recovering Democracy and Restoring the State (NCRDRS). That and the subsequent struggle in the north of Mali involving two groups of Tuareg (Ansar Dine and the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad), both followed a severe drought in the 2011-2012 season.
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