Unreading Colonial Food Systems

Maya Burke Like many people who went through U.S. public school systems, I am intimately familiar with institutional food; canned vegetables, square cut pizza, frozen & highly processed mystery meats, syrupy fruit cups, all of that. Institutional food is low-cost, low in nutritional value, and arguably pretty gross. I remember asking our school superintendent why…

Chile Constituent: We Will Not Abandon the Streets

Carlos Aznárez and María Torrellas In the context of the latest elections to the constituent convention to create a new Constitution in Chile, we spoke with Nuriluz Hermosilla Osorio, archaeologist and one of the three spokespersons of the Coordinadora Feminista 8M, participant of the Comité Socioambiental and the Comité de Derechos Humanos y Memoria Feminista…

Letter to World Leaders on the Occasion of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate

International People’s Assembly It is common knowledge that we are at a decisive moment for human survival and for the biodiversity of our planet. There is a serious environmental and public health crisis, caused by crimes committed continuously by the greed for profit. The research and scientific data are more and more evident, which you…

Violence and Bloodshed Continue in Colombia

Peoples Dispatch “Sorry to bother you, but they are killing us.” Photo: Alejo Calderon/Twitter According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), so far in 2021, 31 social leaders and 10 ex-combatants of the FARC have been assassinated in Colombia. Additionally, the organization also reports that over 60 people have been killed in…

89th Massacre of 2020 Dampens Christmas Celebrations in Colombia

On the 23rd of December, 3 people were killed in Neiva, Colombia, making it the 89th massacre the country has seen this year. The massacre occurred in Chapinero, a rural area mostly known for agricultural activities. Among the 3 men killed was Mesías Pajoy Sabogal, an ex-combatant of the FARC guerrilla. Sabogal was a part…

The Venezuelan Conuquera Seed Signifies a Struggle for Identity and Resistance

Eder Peña The conuco as a system and concept brings with it the care and multiplication of seeds of traditional and new items. Life, culture, knowledge, health, traditional agricultural systems and even the questions of the people and communities are based on native and Creole seeds, which are their common heritage. Their free circulation is…