Posts Tagged ‘farmworkers’

Hundreds of California farmworkers begin 335-mile march for voting rights

On Wednesday, around 250 farmworkers and their supporters took their first steps of a 24-day Delano-to-Sacramento march to demand more voting options for farmworkers when casting a ballot on unionization. The march, organized by United Farm Workers, or UFW, has been billed as the “March for the Governor’s Signature,” a reference to demands that California […]

NY Times: Fewer Illegal Farmworkers Encourages Innovation, Higher Productivity in Agriculture

President Donald Trump’s low-migration policies have helped push U.S. farms to invest in a new generation of labor-saving, high-wage “revolutionary” farm robots, according to the New York Times.

Migrant Farmworkers Are Being Left Out Of Roundup Cancer Compensation

Above Photo: Workers in a farm field in Nipomo, California, in San Luis Obispo County. (Tony Webster / Flickr) In 2018, a California school groundskeeper took Monsanto Company to court, alleging that Roundup, one of America’s most popular weed killers, caused his Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. The jury agreed and ordered Monsanto to pay the man $289 million […]

The Climate Crisis Is Coming For Undocumented Farmworkers First

Above Photo: A farmworker harvests curly mustard in a field on February 10, 2021 in Ventura County, California. (Patrick T. Fallon / AFP Via Getty Images) Facing Deadly Heat Waves And Few Protections, Undocumented Agricultural Workers Are Being Pushed To Their Limit. In July 2020, Claudia Durán felt compelled to complete her shift harvesting blueberries in […]

As COVID-19 Surges, Farmworkers Are Paying A High Price

Above photo: Farm laborers from Fresh Harvest working with an H-2A visa harvest romaine lettuce on a machine with heavy plastic dividers that separate workers from each other on April 27, 2020 in Greenfield, California. Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images. A survey of workers in 21 counties found the coronavirus is devastating them directly and indirectly, […]

“Ecology Of Change”; Combining Movement Uprisings With Long-Term Organizing

Print Friendly Above Photo: Transformational change attempts to achieve long-term social, political and economic change through combining acts of resistance and movement-building. (Photo: niXerKG / Flickr) In this interview, Mark and Paul Engler, authors of This Is an Uprising, examine the strategy differences between traditional schools of organizing and mass mobilizations. They argue that each plays an important […]

With Obama In Cuba, Pro-Torture Pundits Suddenly Concerned

Print Friendly Above Photo: National Review‘s concern about the rights of prisoners in Cuba does not extend to all prisoners in Cuba.  …With Human Rights US President Barack Obama landed in Havana Sunday to great fanfare, both in Cuba and stateside. His visit marks a significant shift of the United States’ approach towards the socialist state, and the […]

‘Berta Lives!’ Indigenous Groups March For Justice In Honduras

Print Friendly Above Photo: An Indigenous woman holds a poster with a photograph of Berta Caceres during a march to demand justice in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 16, 2016. | Photo: Reuters Activists from across Honduras have mobilized for two days of action to demand that the murders of Berta Caceres and Nelson Garcia do not go […]

Cops Not Charged In 96 Percent Of Federal Rights Violation Cases

Over the last 20 years, charges have not been brought against United States police officers in 96 percent of federal cases involving alleged civil rights violations. According to an investigation by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, federal prosecutors turned down 12,703 out of 13,233 total complaints against cops between 1995 and 2015. The newspaper looked at data from nearly 3 […]

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