BIRTHING JUSTICE: Without Firing an Arm, We Created a RevolutionBy Beverly Bell April 6, 2012Welcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series features twelve…Continue
BIRTHING JUSTICE: Women in Peace-Building: Peace amidst War for Resource Controlby Beverly Bell, Other WorldsWelcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series…Continue
TAGS - Haiti, social movements, gender, rural issues, women's rights, peasant movements, latin America, community organizing
Interviewed by Beverly Bell, Edited by Jessica Hsu
April 22, 2014
The Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) is one of the largest small-farmer associations in Haiti with 70,000 members, of whom close to half are women. MPP was founded in…Continue
Despite U.S.-backed violence against them, indigenous communities are fighting back as multinational corporations encroach on their lands.
By Beverly Bell
Cross-posted from Foreign Policy in Focus.
April 1 marks one year since Honduras’ Rio Blanco community began a human barricade that has so far stopped a corporation from…
By Beverly Bell
March 4, 2014
Today, as on every Mardi Gras Day, New Orleans is in the midst of full-on mayhem. Depending on when on Fat Tuesday you are reading this, the Zulu and Rex parades are either lining up at their staging sites or rolling down the streets amongst crazed revelers. Mardi Gras Indian tribes in their feather-and-bead suits have been out since dawn, chanting and singing between their stops at…Continue
Interview by Beverly Bell, Other Worlds
Jose Luis Patrola is a history professor, farmer, and member of the Brazilian land reform group, the Rural Landless Workers’ Movement, or MST. He lived in Haiti for three years as part of the Dessalines Brigade, an exchange of…Continue