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‘Ocean-grabbing’ as serious a threat as ‘land-grabbing’ – UN food expert

‘Ocean-grabbing’ as serious a threat as ‘land-grabbing’ – UN food expert [30 October 2012] NEW YORK – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, warned today of the threat of ‘ocean-grabbing’ to food security, and urged world governments and international bodies to halt the depletion of fish stocks, and … Continue reading

Venezuelan Government Accelerates Land Expropriations

Venezuelan Government Accelerates Land Expropriations Nov 20th 2012, by Chris Carlson Statistic indicate agricultural production in Venezuela has increased in recent years (horadecambio) Minister of Agriculture and head of the National Land Insitute, Juan Carlos Loyo (VTV) Punto Fijo, November 20th, 2012 ( – The Venezuelan government has accelerated its policy of land expropriations so … Continue reading

Ecuador’s president responds to ‘leftist’ critics

Ecuador’s president responds to ‘leftist’ critics Posted on November 12, 2012 Those who oppose any use of natural resources would condemn our people to perpetual poverty. What’s needed is not a ban on development, but a democratic effort to use the country’s wealth to benefit the people and the environment Rafael Correa by Federico Fuentes … Continue reading

Latin American rural groups urge united action against capital

Latin American rural groups urge united action against capital Posted on November 13, 2012 Peasant communities, indigenous peoples and afro-descendants are today the greatest bastion of rebellion and resistance across the world. Against the looting by capital and empire! For land and sovereignty of our peoples! No socialism without feminism! In the last week of … Continue reading

Climate change exposes New York’s deep class divide

Climate change exposes New York’s deep class divide Posted on November 9, 2012 Hurricane Sandy and the suffering it has caused are intimately related to the business that the dark towers of Lower Manhattan symbolize. In the hardest hit areas, Occupy activists are organizing grassroots relief efforts. by Peter Rugh On Tuesday morning, as New … Continue reading

Frankenstorms and climate change: How the 1% created a monster

Frankenstorms and climate change: How the 1% created a monster Posted on November 2, 2012 by Chris Williams “If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, … Continue reading

Corporate giants reap billions from hunger

Corporate giants reap billions from hunger by Simon Butler Green Left Weekly, October 21, 2012 The United Nations has warned that world grain reserves have fallen to critically low levels as world food prices have risen to levels close to that of 2008 — a year in which food riots took place in more than … Continue reading

Last Call: January Delegation to Venezuela: Food Sovereignty, Human Rights, and Community Power

January Delegation to Venezuela: Food Sovereignty, Human Rights, and Community Power January 27/February-5. With Hugo Chavez’s historic win this October, the Venezuelan people have committed to carry forward the Bolivarian Revolution, with its advances in social equality, human rights, community power, and more. One of the focuses of this trip will be food sovereignty, or … Continue reading

More food with less pollution?

Can we feed earth’s growing population without destroying the environment? Every time there’s a discussion of population growth, someone says the answer is definitely no. Agriculture is a major source of green house gas emissions, so more agriculture will cause more global warming. What’s more, agriculture both uses huge amounts of water and poisons water … Continue reading

Vandana Shiva: Industrial agriculture causes hunger

THE REAL HUNGER GAMES by Vandana Shiva Asian Age, August 29, 2012 Hunger and malnutrition are man-made. They are hardwired in the design of the industrial, chemical model of agriculture. But just as hunger is created by design, healthy and nutritious food for all can also be designed, through food democracy. We are repeatedly told … Continue reading