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“Internationalism between Peoples”: Dessalines Brigade Wins the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance Award

October 14, 2013

Interview by Beverly Bell, Other Worlds

Brazilian and Haitian farmers are together constructing 1,200 cisterns in rural Haiti.
Photo: Federico Matias.

 

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 agricultural and technical cooperation between Haitians and Brazilians.  In a departure from many international programs of “teaching” and “aiding” Haitians, Patrola speaks here about mutual learning and respect.

 

We are here in Haiti in an educational solidarity exchange program. We’re not here to teach. We’re here to learn.

 

In our work, there’s great respect for Haitian farmers and movements. That’s something that has been greatly lacking: respect.  Not only from foreigners, but from Haitian elites who don’t acknowledge their own people.

Washington, D.C. Book Launch for Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide

October 14, 2013

Friends in DC: Please join Other Worlds founder Bev Bell for a book launch this Sunday!

Washington, D.C. Book Launch for Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide

With author Beverly Bell

Open to the Public

Sunday, October 20th at 5:30 pm

The Coupe
3415 11th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20010

Too High a Price for Courage

October 3, 2013

The Honduran government should stop repressing indigenous leaders like Berta Cáceres.

By Beverly Bell

Berta Cáceres, an internationally respected leader of the movement for indigenous rights, is now living as a fugitive. The Honduran government ordered this soft-spoken dynamo imprisoned on September 20.

From her undisclosed location, she emailed me and a few others. “We’re standing firm against the pressure, the criminalization, the abuse, and the manipulations,” she said.

Berta Caceres speaks at a press conference. Photo by Beverly Bell.

Berta Cáceres speaks at a press conference. Photo by Beverly Bell.

Summary of actions from September 10 Day of Action for Honduras

September 17, 2013
[Espanol abajo]
 
This international day of action arose quickly following a delegation of 9 nations to Rio Blanco after the Grito de los Excluidos meeting in Honduras. On September 10 at least 9 cities in 6 countries held actions, most of them at Honduran Embassies. Below is a brief summary of the events. Please email lauren.otherworlds@gmail.com if you have any more information about the day of action.
 
Abajo es una resumen de las acciónes que pasaron este semana en solidaridad con COPINH y los derechos de los indígenas. El dia internacional de solidaridad fue el producto de una delegacion de gente de 9 naciones despues de el encuentro de Grito de los Excluidos. Hubo acciones en 9 ciudades en 6 paises. Si alguien tiene mas informacion por favor me envíe más detalles a lauren.otherworlds@gmail.com. Por favor disculpa los errores en español.

Video from National Day to Defend Indigenous Rights in Honduras 09/10/2013

September 17, 2013

Check out this video from San Francisco's action on the National Day to Defend Indigenous Rights in Honduras, September 10, 2013. For more information on how you can support indigenous communities defending their lands and resources from violence enacted by the government and corporate entities, check out our action alert here.

Video from National Day to Defend Indigenous Rights in Honduras 09/10/2013

September 17, 2013

Check out this video from San Francisco's action on the National Day to Defend Indigenous Rights in Honduras, September 10, 2013. For more information on how you can support indigenous communities defending their lands and resources from violence enacted by the government and corporate entities, check out our action alert here.

Because the Land Is Ours: The Rights of Mother Earth v. Carbon Trading

September 15, 2013

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

The hip-hop group Kunarevolution celebrate the Kuna Yala nation’s recent rejection of carbon trading. Photo: Beverly Bell.

Inatoy Sidsagi and his cousin Esteban Herrera, from the indigenous Kuna Yala (also known as Guna Yala) nation in Panama, make up the indigenous rap group Kunarevolution. They rap about Mother Earth and the Kuna’s inalienable right to protect their lands and waters.

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