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

August 11, 2013

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 community in Bajo Aguán, Honduras.
Photo: Jennifer Jewell.

For the next three articles, we will pause to linger on Honduras. On vivid display there is the search for solutions to the problems addressed in this Harvesting Justice series: the piracy of land, indigenous territories, agriculture, food systems, and the global commons.

The BAI denounces religious leaders’ march against Haiti’s LGBT community

August 7, 2013

(Port-au-Prince, July 17, 2013) - As countries around the world acknowledge the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals to marry and be free from violence and discrimination, religious leaders in Haiti are organizing a march against homosexuality. 

Inherit the Earth: Land Reform in Brazil

August 4, 2013

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 power and who doesn’t, battles over land have been fought from time immemorial. One of the earliest may have been led by Adam and Eve as they attempted to reclaim their garden after having been evicted. Even before the Crusades, through centuries of colonization, to the oil- and water-motivated wars of the present day, land has long been the currency of religious, national, and imperial power.

Communication and Social Change: Second World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Conference in Port-au-Prince

July 30, 2013

Cross-posted from AMARC

The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and SAKS (Sosyete Animasyon Kominikasyon Sosyal ak), in collaboration with REFRAKA (Rezo Fanm Radyo Kominotè Ayisyen) and AMEKA (Asosyasyon Medya Kominotè Ayisyen), organized the second conference of community radio in the Caribbean on "Communication and Social Change" on July, 25 and 26, 2013 in Port au Prince, Haiti.

IACHR Condemns Recent Wave of Violence against LGTBI Persons in Haiti

July 30, 2013

July 30, 2013

Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the recent wave of violence against lesbians, gays, trans, bisexual and intersex persons (LGTBI) in Haiti, allegedly linked to a march against homosexuality led by the Haitian Coalition of Religious and Moral Organizations (Coalition Haïtienne des organisations religieuses et morales) that took place on July 19, 2013 in Port-au-Prince. The Commission urges the Haitian government to investigate and take urgent and effective measures to stop these acts of violence and discrimination.

LAND TO THE TILLERS: RESPONSES TO LAND GRABS

July 29, 2013

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell
Deepa Panchang also co-authored this article.

Part 23 of the Harvesting Justice series


New York demonstrators supporting the Homes for All campaign for affordable housing, this July. Photo courtesy of Right to the City Alliance.

The outcome of last Sunday’s elections in Cambodia, in which Prime Minister Hun Sen hoped to extend his 28-year rule, is in dispute. Even if he continues in office, Hun Sen’s tight grip on civil society is threatened, in part, by public anger against land grabs. In the past decade, his government has handed 73% of Cambodia’s arable land, most of it belonging to small farmers, over to businesses.

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