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​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

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

La Via Campesina’s Call to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  19 NOVEMBER 2019 CAMPAIGN TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, PATRIACHY, WOMEN (Harare, November 19, 2019) From 25 to 30 November 2019, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, La Via Campesina is calling upon its members and allies to carry out mobilizations and actions to strengthen our collective struggle for … Continue reading

Urban farming as a response to climate-driven food crises: Cuba shows the way

                                 by Paul Brown Climate News Network, November 12, 2019   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 … Continue reading

In Images: Monte Carmelo Celebrates the 14th Peasant Seed Festival

By Katrina Kozarek Venezuelanalysis.com  On October 29, the rural village of Monte Carmelo, located in the municipality of Andrés Eloy Blanco in Lara State, celebrated its 14th consecutive Peasant Seed Festival. According to Juan Ramón Escalona, local resident and member of the Collective Seeds of Solidarity, this festival was founded in 2005 by local peasants … Continue reading

International Delegation on the Ground in Venezuela (+Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle)

Caracas, 30/Aug/2019 (Orinoco Tribune).- Last Thursday the Food Sovereignty Delegation that traveled to Venezuela with visitors from the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States, returned home after almost 2 weeks of experiencing on the ground the fight Venezuelans are mounting to defeat the US sanctions and blockade. Orinoco Tribune had the chance to meet … Continue reading

Venezuelan Food Houses: A Last Trench Against US Blockade

by Marco Teruggi “Las Casas de Alimentación” is one of the trenches to curb the impact of the economic situation in Venezuela. In the neighborhood of Caricuao, in Caracas, “Luchadoras de la Patria” works, where Luisa and the cooks get up every day at dawn to guarantee food for the most needy of their community. … Continue reading

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