Stand in solidarity and TELL GILDAN to STOP THE BEATING OF WORKERS WHO MAKE YOUR T-SHIRTS!

The following call to action is being circulated by Batay Ouvriye (Worker’s Stuggle), one of Haiti’s most active national workers’ movements. Batay Ouvriye says,

“In a Port-au-Prince factory (Clifford APAID
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HAWG Conference: Haiti, Three Years After the Earthquake: The Time for Accountability (Videos)

The Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) formed shortly after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake to coordinate advocacy efforts for effective and just disaster relief, reconstruction and long-term U.S. development policy toward Haiti.

To commemorate the third anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, HAWG hosted a conference in Washington DC from Feb
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Food and Land at the Service of People: An Interview with Peter Rosset

Part 3 of the Harvesting Justice Series
By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Agricultural economist Peter Rosset is with the Center for the Study of Rural Change in Mexico
and the Land Research Action Network. He is also a member of the technical support team of
Via Campesina. Beverly Bell talked with Peter Rosset in Havana in 2009; they updated the
interview in 2012.

There are several fundamental pillars that are necessary to take control over food and agricultural
systems. One is to force even reluctant or reactionary governments to regain control over their
national borders from the flow of imported food. That means canceling free trade agreements
and not signing WTO agreements. It means stopping the import either of incredibly cheap,
subsidized food from agro-export countries which drives local producers out of business, or of
food made ridiculously expensive by food speculation.

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“Because We Are: A Novel of Haiti” – Book Giveaway!

Because We Are: A Novel of Haiti from Ted Oswald on Vimeo.

The following is a guest post from Ted Oswald, the author of the recently-published novel Because We Are: A Novel of Haiti. He is giving part of the proceeds from the book to Other Worlds:

In 2010, my wife and I lived in Haiti for several months and interned–she as an international development student, and I as a law student. I spent my days working for a human rights organization in Cit
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