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Venezuela: Farmers Resist Economic Blockade by Increasing Food Production

Due to the illegal sanctions imposed on the country by the United States (U.S.) and its allies, the import of food, seeds, fertilizers, machinery, and other basic necessities has been restricted in Venezuela. As a result, food production registered a 60 percent decrease at the national level, but small and medium-scale farmers in Venezuela are ‘betting’ on … Continue reading

Venezuela, January 2020: Hardship and Resistance

  by PETER LACKOWSKI This January I went to Venezuela with a group of North Americans to see for ourselves how economic “sanctions” are affecting people’s access to food. We wondered how the Venezuelan popular classes are responding to the massive attack on their economic well-being. We saw a complicated scene, with virtually every kind … Continue reading

​Cuba’s Urban Farming Shows Way to Avoid Hunger​

  By Paul Brown When countries run short of food, they need to find solutions fast, and one answer can be urban farming. That was the remedy Cuba seized with both hands 30 years ago when it was confronted with the dilemma of an end to its vital food imports. And what worked then for … Continue reading

Urgent: Food sovereignty delegation to Venezuela – witness effects of sanctions and responses on the ground (January 3-12, 2020)

What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. Sensationalized reports of Venezuelans eating zoo animals and rotten garbage present a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela. The media also omits serious analysis of the role of … Continue reading

The Indigenous Worldview Is Our Only Hope for Survival

“Want a different ethic? Tell a different story.” – Thomas King The recent U.S.-supported overthrowof Bolivia’s Indigenous president, Evo Morales, is but one example of how endemic anti-Indigenous sentiment is within neoliberal movements. This includes many of us who are influenced by their hegemonic strategies and media, including the Organization of American States, which acceptedthe legitimacy of right-wing Morales … Continue reading

The weaponisation of food is taking a new form. It could change warfare

    Manmohan Bahadur Insect Allies, a defence programme, may enable attacks on an adversary’s food crops, with far-reaching impact An essay, “War is not over”, in the latest issue of the Foreign Affairs magazine, argues that contrary to popular thinking, war is as prevalent as before. It is only that it has become less … Continue reading

Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites

Chris Hedges Chris Hedges is a Truthdig columnist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, a professor in the college degree program offered to New Jersey state prisoners by Rutgers Friday’s climate strike by students across the globe will have no more impact than the mass mobilizations by women following the election … Continue reading

Opencast day attended for more than 3 thousand for families of the Sucre parish in Caracas

    A total of 3,500 families from the El Limón sector, located on the Caracas-La Guaira highway, were served this Saturday through the Sovereign Field Fair through which 42 metric tons of food were sold. “Thanks to the organized Popular Power, the Bolivarian Militia and all the social actors, who are involved in strengthening … Continue reading

A New Generation of Black Farmers Is Returning to the Land

  Leah Penniman wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Leah is co-founder of Soul Fire Farm and author of Farming While Black. They are working to repair harm inflicted over the past 400 years, with an eye toward reparations. “Imagine your neighbor stole your cow. A few weeks later the neighbor comes over, laden with remorse, to … Continue reading

US Is Again Complicit in an Illegal Coup, This Time in Bolivia

    BYMarjorie Cohn,Truthout Once again, the United States is complicit in an illegal coup d’état in Latin America, this time in Bolivia. On November 10, a right-wing, anti-Indigenous group seized power after the Bolivian military’s removal of President Evo Morales, who had declared victory in the October 20 presidential election. The United States’ fingerprints … Continue reading

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