Alternatives

Check out these articles by and about our allies, who are creating vibrant grassroots alternatives everyday.

ON NATIONAL DAY OF MAIZE IN MEXICO, PROTECTING THE SACRED PLANT

September 29, 2014

Today, September 29, 2014, Mexicans celebrate National Day of Maize, with demonstrations, marches, and expositions. Known as the Land of Maize, Mexico now imports one-third of this sacred icon and staple food, mostly from the US. A fierce battle is being waged over corn that is still grown in Mexico, with small farmers and seed sovereignty activists pitted against Monsanto and other GMO giants, the Mexican government, the US government, and the World Trade Organization.

HAITIAN TOURISM PROJECT LEADS TO ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE AND COMMUNITY REPRESSION

September 11, 2014

By Other Worlds and the Solidarity and Resistance Collective for the Population of Île-à-Vache

“Destination Île-à-Vache” is a government-driven tourist project planned for a small island off the northern coast of Haiti, Île-à-Vache. Plans include an international airport, golf courses,1,500 hotel bungalows, agri-tourism, and “tourist villages” which will include boutiques, restaurants and even a night club. Groundbreaking on the project occurred in August, 2013, without the inclusion or participation of the community.

Breaking the Silence: Congo Week Oct. 19-25

September 10, 2014


Dear Friend, 

The seventh year of Breaking the Silence: Congo Week will take place from October 19 - 25, 2014. It is your commitment to standing in solidarity with the Congolese people that has kept this movement growing each year. Due to your engagement, an increasing number of people throughout the globe is becoming aware of the situation in the Congo and demanding that world leaders do more to help bring an end to the deadliest conflict in the world since World War Two.

Winners of the Food Sovereignty Prize

September 10, 2014

Agricultural Missions, as one of the founding members of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA), is excited to forward the announcement of this year´s co-winners of the Food Sovereignty Prize, including our good friends and allies at Community to Community Development, (C2C), a farmworker-led organization on the forefront of struggles for dignity for

Ag Missions Delegation to Honduras: Climate Change, Community Agro-Forestry & Land Rights

August 26, 2014

Brigade:  October 17-25, 2014

“Sustainable Life on the Land:  the future of the Garifuna and Indigenous Peoples is not Mass Migration.”

Why? Timely Solidarity with OFRANEH (National Fraternal Black Org of Honduras) and the Garifuna people defending their ancestral homelands and livelihoods.  Education and practice with agro-forestry as coastal mitigation strategy in the face of climate change.

Conceived, Born, Raised and Living Black

August 20, 2014

By Daphne Muse

“Daphne Muse just spoke to my heart’s deepest chamber.” Roc Newman - The Roc Newman Show, Washington, DC

I was conceived, born, raised and now have lived as a human being cast in black for almost seventy years.    I’mo die black, too.  And in my next life, I’ll be honored to return in the black.  I refuse to be drowned in the bile of oppression and no racist savagery, pathology or steroids of genocide will stop me from living the authenticity of who I am.  Be clear that efforts to kill off an entire race of people are bound to implode, as our blood spills all over you and the spirits of our ancestors (and some of yours, too) haunt you in ways you don’t even realize. 

For Disenfranchised Haitian Islanders, Tourism Signals a Paradise Lost

August 20, 2014

Cross Posted from Inter Press Service News Agency

By Judith Scherr

Homes like these in the village of Madam Bernard, Ile à Vache, Haiti, might be removed to make way for tourist development or islanders removed from other areas might be relocated here. Credit: Judith Scherr/IPS

 

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