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The Politics of Food in Venezuela

    Monthly Review by Ana Felicien, Christina Schiavoni and Liccia Romero Few countries and political processes have been subject to such scrutiny, yet so generally misunderstood, as Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution.1 This is particularly true today, as the international media paints an image of absolute devastation in the country, wrought by failed policies … Continue reading

Eco-Marxism and deforestation

Originally published: Pambazuka News by Muzomuhle Ntuli (May 24, 2018) 1. Introduction The world is changing. Many countries are modernising and adapting to new ways of living in the 21th century. Population growth is on the rise and there is a constant need for industrialisation and urbanisation in order to meet all the social and … Continue reading

Monsanto Tribunal Judges Slam Monsanto over Violation of Human Rights

Today the five international judges for the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion, which include key conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on the need for important changes to international laws governing multinational corporations. The judges conclude that Monsanto has engaged in practices that have impinged on the basic human right to a … Continue reading

Opposition rises to planned agricultural mega-mergers

PRESS RELEASE – Friends of the Earth Europe, European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, European Coordination of Via Campesina, CONCORD Europe Brussels – More than 200 organisations have called on the European Commission and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to block the planned mergers of six giant agriculture corporations. The farmer, farmworker, beekeeper, … Continue reading

The High Cost of Cheap Labor

By Brian Barth on February 21, 2017 From Modern Farmer At least half of all farmworkers in the United States are undocumented Mexican immigrants. And “documentation” often dictates inclusion in a guest-worker program that’s been compared to slavery. Americans avoid these jobs, yet elected a president who promised mass deportation. There’s a crisis brewing in … Continue reading

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

By Jason Hickel We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the development ladder. Yes, … Continue reading

Urban Agriculture and the Production of Plenty for the Many

By LORENA FREITEZ – MINISTER OF POPULAR POWER FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE, January 6th 2017 The Economy Affects Us, Can We Affect [the Economy]? For the majority, the greatest trouble of our current political-economic conflict is the feeling that the economy affects us and seemingly, that we cannot affect the economy. [The economy] has us convinced … Continue reading

Spring-Break-March Delegation to Venezuela: The Revolution Continues!

March 2015 Delegation to Venezuela: Come with us to learn about human development in Venezuela: education, community based organizations, and the efforts at achieving food sovereignty. March 22-29 While the mainstream media speculates about the future of the Bolivarian Revolution since the passing of Hugo Chavez, for the Venezuelan popular sectors, there is no turning … Continue reading

Venezuela’s Chavez gives orders to confront economic speculation, hoarding

By Correo del Orinoco Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced the heightening of measures against economic sabotage in the country last Friday after meeting with President Hugo Chavez, currently recovering from cancer surgery in the military hospital Dr. Carlos Arvelo in Caracas. Maduro reported that the convalescing head of state gave orders to confront sectors … Continue reading

Farmers of the world in Tunis

Farmers of the world at the World Social Forum in Tunis: “Stop Land Grabbing, reject GMO seeds, and develop food Sovereignty!” La Via Campesina media advisory From March 26 to 30, the International peasant´s movement La Via Campesina will be at the World Social Forum, in Tunis – capital city of Tunisia. More than 50 … Continue reading

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