Food Sovereignty

Farmworkers need families, not deportation and exploitation

Escrito por  |  9 / April / 2021

During the Trump administration, the U.S. deported an average of 275,725 people per year, almost the same number of workers – 257,667 – brought by growers last year to labor in U.S. fields. Contract laborers on H2-A visas now make up is a tenth of the U.S.’s total agricultural workforce – an increase of more than 100,000 in just six years.

Native Americans Win Historic Victories in U.S. High Court Rulings

Escrito por  |  20 / July / 2020

The final rulings of the Supreme Court calendar year favored indigenous causes diametrically opposed to those of incumbent candidate Donald Trump, reaffirming treaty rights and proving the power of recent grassroots mobilizations.

On the Border, Small Farmers Tackle Big Issues of Migration, Climate Change, Food Policy

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2017

Ciudad Juarez on the Chihuahua-Texas border has historically been a nexus of migration and global capital flows. Now that the presidency of Donald Trump has revived international debates on both, the international small farmers’ organization, Via Campesina, gathered from around the world there in early November to examine the connections between low-wage work, migration and the environment.

NAFTA 101 Briefing Series: Agriculture and Migration

Escrito por  |  12 / July / 2017

NAFTA’s impact on small-scale agriculture in Mexico and an Agenda for Reforms.

People’s Proposals in the Global Village

Escrito por  |  15 / December / 2015

At the Global Village of Alternatives, dozens of grassroots organizations from countries all around the world present their arguments for stronger efforts to stop climate change and offer ground-up solutions based on traditional knowledge and new technologies.

“The Paris Accords Will Cause the Planet to Burn”

Escrito por  |  7 / December / 2015

The Paris agreement, according to Pablo Solón, a veteran of climate negotiations, “will be an agreement that will burn up the planet.”

Mexican Agriculture: Full Warehouses, Empty Pocketbooks

Escrito por  |  5 / November / 2015

Outraged Mexican farmers arrived at the same bridges at the frontier with the United States this Monday. For ten hours they blocked the importation lane of the Córdoba/Americas international bridge that links the city of El Paso, Texas, with Ciudad Juárez in Mexico.