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Harvesting Justice 25: Without Our Land, We Cease To Be a People – Defending Indigenous Territory & Resources in Honduras

August 26th, 2013 | by Guest Author

"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."


Mayflower, Arkansas Resident Petitions Obama to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

July 2nd, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline got a little more ammunition for their fight this week from a new but well-funded online campaign called We Love Our Land. The campaign's first act: reminding people of a very recent pipeline disaster that has all but destroyed Mayflower, Arkansas, and sickened many of its residents


Harvesting Justice 14: A Penny a Pound, Plus Power – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Changes History

May 16th, 2013 | by Guest Author

For most tomato pickers in the US, a bucket brings in 50 cents, a piece rate that has remained virtually unchanged for more than 30 years. Because the rate is set so low, a worker has to pick more than two and a quarter tons of tomatoes per day – the weight of a young elephant – to make the minimum wage. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is transforming all of this



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