12 Mar 2015

SONY ESTEUS AND COMMUNITY RADIO IN HAITI

By Beverly Bell On the last day of his life, popular radio advocate Sony Estéus was to attend the opening of Voice of Ile-à-Vâche Community Radio (Radio VKI by its Creole acronym), the newest in an expanding network of grassroots stations throughout Haiti. Sony had worked with farmers and fishermen

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28 Jan 2015

The Attack On Human Rights Defenders In Haiti

An Interview with Jackson Doliscar, Part II By Beverly Bell January 28, 2015 Community organizer and rights defender Jackson Doliscar speaks to efforts of the Haitian government to silence advocates of human rights and land and housing rights, (See part I of Doliscar’s interview.) The attacks are part of the

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12 Jan 2015

Five Years After The Earthquake In Haiti, The Sad State Of Democracy And Human Rights

An Interview with Human Rights Organizer Jackson Doliscar By Beverly Bell Some things never change. In Haiti, no matter the century or decade in question, one can be certain that: the state and elite are trouncing the rights and needs of the majority, the population is protesting to demand land

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08 Jan 2015

Transforming Power, Protecting The Environment In El Salvador

An Interview with Social Movement Leader and Parliamentarian Estela Hernandez By Beverly Bell La Coordinadora of the Lower Lempa and the Bay of Jiquilisco in El Salvador is a grassroots, community-led organization of 27,000 families in more than 100 communities. It is transforming economic and political power and the health

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18 Dec 2014

Another Black Boy Gunned Down by Police

By Beverly Bell We will never learn of the names, lives, and deaths of countless Black men and boys murdered by police – and slavery enforcers, hate groups, vigilantes, and a host of others – dating back to the earliest days of this country’s history. The names and stories of

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10 Dec 2014

Cultivating Climate Justice Through Compost: The Story of Hernani

This is part 4 of a four-part article series “Cultivating Climate Justice” which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending community rights to clean air, clean water,

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10 Dec 2014

On International Human Rights Day, the Fight for Indigenous Land and Autonomy in Honduras

By Stephen Bartlett, Agricultural Missions and US Food Sovereignty Alliance, and Beverly Bell, Other Worlds Photos by Steve Pavey Honduras is the country with the highest level of homicide of any nation not at war, where government violence and human rights abuses have almost total impunity. It is also the

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03 Dec 2014

CULTIVATING CLIMATE JUSTICE: A TALE OF TWO CITIES

This is part 3 of a four-part article series “Cultivating Climate Justice” which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending community rights to clean air, clean water,

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24 Nov 2014

Cultivating Climate Justice From The Frontlines Of The Crisis: The Philippines And Australia

This is part 2 of a four-part article series “Cultivating Climate Justice” which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending community rights to clean air, clean water,

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18 Nov 2014

Cultivating Climate Justice: Brazilian Workers Leading the Charge Toward Zero Waste

This is part 1 of a four-part article series “Cultivating Climate Justice” which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending community rights to clean air, clean water,

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