Where Shopping is Oppression: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers take on Publix

April 14, 2010 Dawn Nadiye 0

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a grassroots, Florida-based farmworker group, largely comprised of Mexican, Guatemalan and Haitian immigrants. In recent years, by way of high-profile consumer campaigns, the CIW has compelled the world’s four largest fast food companies, among others, to concede to demands for better pay and unprecedented labor rights. This time, beloved Sunshine State darling Publix Supermarkets is in the tomato pickers’ sights.Why? Here are 5 secrets Publix does not want you to know.



Locals and Indigenous Groups Combat Big Real Estate in Greater Buenos Aires

April 14, 2010 Francesca Fiorentini 0

“The poor man has to disappear. There is no more countryside. It’s all private neighborhoods. All private neighborhoods.” Sara Espinosa, age 94, lives in Punta Canal in the town of Tigre, where real estate giant EIDICO is currently constructing two gated communities on either side of her house. While most of her neighbors have sold their land and moved away, Espinosa remains.


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