On World Day of Food Sovereignty, Struggling for Land in Brazil

By: Tuesday October 14, 2014 4:16 pm

October 16 is World Food Day. To ensure that there is food for the world, and that it is not controlled by corporations, small farmers and allies across the globe have also named October 16 the Day of Action for Food Sovereignty and against Transnational Organizations.

A prerequisite of food sovereignty is comprehensive land reform, through which small farmers can control their own land and production, and have access to credit, marketing assistance, and other government support on which their livelihood often depends.


The Ancestral Values We Inherited: Protecting Indigenous Water, Land, and Culture in Mexico

By: Wednesday September 4, 2013 5:45 am

Within our indigenous community of Xoxocotla, we continue to hold the ancestral values we inherited. It never crosses our mind to leave them behind. Because in daily life we are always in contact with nature, with our lands, with our water, with our air. We live in harmony with nature because we don’t like the way that modernity is advancing, destroying our territory and our environment. We believe technological modernity is better named a death threat.

Without Our Land, We Cease To Be a People: Defending Indigenous Territory and Resources in Honduras

By: Monday August 26, 2013 2:55 pm

We live on the Atlantic coast of Honduras. We are a mix of African descendants and indigenous peoples who came about more than 200 years ago in the island of San Vicente. Without our land, we cease to be a people. Our lands and identities are critical to our lives, our waters, our forests, our culture, our global commons, our territories. For us, the struggle for our territories and our commons and our natural resources is of primary importance to preserve ourselves as a people.

Food for Body, Food for Thought, Food for Justice: People’s Grocery in Oakland, California

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 2:40 pm

The neighborhood of West Oakland in California has long been without a large grocery store, let alone one that offers healthy, fresh food. With unemployment at about 10% and nearly half the population of 30,000 residents living at or below the poverty line, West Oakland is a neighborhood that grocery store chains have claimed isn’t able to sustain a full-functioning store. But the logic that West Oakland lacks buying power isn’t sound.

“Occupy the Food Supply: Food Sovereignty, Justice and Activism” with Jill Richardson and Occupy Asheville w video

By: Thursday March 29, 2012 5:00 pm

We had another fantastic Occupy Supply webinar last night, titled, Occupy the Food Supply: Food Sovereignty, Justice and Activism. Jill Richardson, Rosetta Star and Jess Hardy joined us for an insightful chat on Big Agriculture, food sovereignty and how the Occupy movement can use food and farming as an act of resistance.

Tonight’s Webinar: Occupy the Food Supply – Food Sovereignty, Justice and Activism

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 2:15 pm

Occupy Supply will be devoting tonight’s webinar to food sovereignty, justice and activism. We’re pleased to invite you to join our free online talk “Occupy the Food Supply: Sovereignty, Justice and Activism” with blogger/author Jill Richardson and Occupiers from Asheville, Tampa and Rochester this evening at 8pm eastern.

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