All Blog Posts Tagged 'movements' (44)

WE DON’T NEGOTIATE LIFE: THE DEFENSE OF INDIGENOUS LANDS AND WATERS IN HONDURAS

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field

September 9, 2013

At stake throughout Honduras, as throughout the world, are indigenous lands, forests, water, minerals, oil, gas, biodiversity, knowledge (otherwise known as intellectual property), rights, and autonomy. Stacked against all these are extraction, “development,” and profit by Honduran and international business, with backing from the Honduran government and US military aid. Rio Blanco, a Lenca indigenous community of 400 families,…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 9, 2013 at 5:10pm — No Comments

DEFENDING INDIGENOUS LANDS AND WATERS IN HONDURAS: THE CASE OF RIO BLANCO

 By Beverly Bell and Tory Field



Part 29 of the Harvesting Justice series.





            The indigenous Lenca community of Rio Blanco is in its fifth month of blocking an illegal damming operation on the sacred Gualcarque River. Here, the road to the…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 6, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

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

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

 

An interview with Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales.

  Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales, second from the left, in Mexico. Photo: Fernanda…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 3, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

“THEY FEAR US BECAUSE WE’RE FEARLESS”: RECLAIMING INDIGENOUS LANDS AND STRENGTH IN HONDURAS

 

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field

COPINH members on a piece of their ancestral land to which they had just won title. Photo: Oscar Andrade.

 

“Honduras has been known for two things only: being a military base for the [contra]…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on August 29, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

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

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

 

A Garífuna ceremony on lands stolen by organized crime networks in Honduras. Courtesy of OFRANEH.

 

Miriam Miranda is a leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on August 26, 2013 at 10:34am — 4 Comments

We Don’t Have Life without Land: Holding Ground in Honduras

 

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Co-authored by Lauren Elliott

 

Part 25 of the Harvesting Justice series

 



Consuelo Castillo and son in their land reform…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on August 15, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Inherit the Earth: Land Reform in Brazil

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Part 24 of the Harvesting Justice series



In a land reform encampment in Brazil, where families hope to win title to unused land. Photo: Andy Lin.

As a key determinant of who has…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on August 7, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Putting the Culture Back in Agriculture: Reviving Native Food and Farming Traditions

 

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Part 17 of the Harvesting Justice series

A family on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners area of the Southwest makes kneel down bread, a traditional food made with blue corn. Photo: Brett…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on June 4, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

FACING OFF: THE INTEGRATION OF CAPITAL V. THE INTEGRATION OF PEOPLES IN THE AMERICAS

from a speech by João Pedro Stédile,

Co-coordinator of the Landless Workers Movement of Brazil

Edited by Beverly Bell

João Pedro Stédile, second from left, speaks to the Peasant Movement of Papay in Haiti. Photo: Beverly…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 30, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Women's Work: Gender and the Global Food System

In the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Rarámuri women choose corn to save for next year’s planting. They just finished participating in a farmer-to-farmer workshop on seed selection. Photo © David Lauer.

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

“We, women from more than 40 countries, from different indigenous peoples of Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, have gathered together to…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on March 4, 2013 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Harvesting Justice: Transforming the Global Food Supply Chain - Food Sovereignty

The impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement has been devastating to Mexican farmers. In 2008, farmers’ organizations drove their tractors on the route Pancho Villa took during the 1910 revolution, traveling from the U.S. border to Mexico City as part of the “Without corn there…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on February 14, 2013 at 4:23pm — No Comments

The Day after the Elections / Or: Woody Guthrie’s Country

Woody Guthrie, born 100 years ago. Usually excised from his anthem is the line “Is this land made for you and me?” Photo by Robin Carson, circa 1942. Courtesy of Woody Guthrie Archives.

 

By Beverly Bell

November 1,…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on November 1, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

BIRTHING JUSTICE: Not Wasting the Waste: Creating Environmental Sustainability

By Beverly Bell

June 12, 2012

 

Welcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series features twelve alternative social and economic models which expand the possibilities for justice, equity, and strong community. They are based in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some are national-level, some global-level. Some are propelled by people’s movements, some forced or adopted into government…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on June 12, 2012 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

BIRTHING JUSTICE: This Land Is My Teacher: Preserving Native Agriculture and Traditions

By Beverly Bell

May 29, 2012

 

Welcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series features twelve alternative social and economic models which expand the possibilities for justice, equity, and strong community. They are based in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some are national-level, some global-level. Some are propelled by people’s movements, some forced or adopted into government…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 29, 2012 at 7:18pm — No Comments

BIRTHING JUSTICE: Water Is Where Everything Intersects -- Water in the Global Commons

By Beverly Bell

May 14, 2012

 

Welcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series features twelve alternative social and economic models which expand the possibilities for justice, equity, and strong community. They are based in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some are national-level, some global-level. Some are propelled by people’s movements, some forced or adopted into government policy. In…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 14, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

BIRTHING JUSTICE: We Have Everything We Need Already: Community Control of Education

By Beverly Bell

May 7, 2012

 

Welcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series features twelve alternative social and economic models which expand the possibilities for justice, equity, and strong community. They are based in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some are national-level, some global-level. Some are propelled by people’s movements, some forced or adopted into government…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 7, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

BIRTHING JUSTICE: Our Hope is in Our Struggle – Reclaiming Land and Life in Honduras

By Beverly Bell and Lauren Elliott

April 30, 2012

 

Welcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series features twelve alternative social and economic models which expand the possibilities for justice, equity, and strong community. They are based in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some are national-level, some global-level. Some are propelled by people’s movements, some forced or adopted into…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on April 30, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Dignity and Social Movements

What is Dignity?  And why does it galvanize social movements? 

The more I study social movements and conflict resolution, the more convinced I become that dignity is an essential basic human need;  denied this, a social manifestation will almost always occur.  I wrote about this extensively in Land and Dignity in Paraguay, and…
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Added by Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D. on January 18, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Year Ends. The Pendulum Swings.

It’s been a great year at how-matters.org! I am invoking a “shut down” for the holidays as of today and will return on January 15th. Why the big break?

Because there are ideas to be flushed out, plans to be finalized, proposals to be finished, reflections and connections to be had.

2011 has been a “shake-up” year. With the Arab awakening in North Africa and the Middle East and the emergence of the Occupy…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on December 15, 2011 at 8:06am — 4 Comments

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