Grabbing Power: The New Struggles for Land, Food and Democracy in Northern Honduras
By Tanya M. Kerssen, with a Foreword by Eric Holt-Giménez
Publication date: Feburary 1, 2013. Now available.
This is the first of a series of Food First books on Land & Sovereignty. Grabbing Power unravels the history of agribusiness in Northern Honduras, from the United Fruit Company's dominance in the early 20th century to the rise of ruthless landowner Miguel Facussé, the "oil palm grower of death." In the face of rising landlessness and mounting repression, especially since the 2009 coup, peasant families in the Aguán Valley of Honduras have formed an impressive social movement to reclaim their lands, build food sovereignty and create genuine democracy in Honduras.
"If you want a deeper understanding of the global land grab emergency, you can't do better than this book. Through meticulous research, unapologetic attention to history, and crackling critique...this book reminds us not just why, but what we fight."--Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and Avi Lewis, director of The Take.
Paperback 188 pages $14.99, ISBN 978-0-935028-43-0
E-book $9.99, ISBN 978-0-935028-44-7 Ebook available on Amazon.