Beverly Bell

Beverly Bell is the founder of Other Worlds and more than a dozen international organizations and networks, Beverly is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. Beverly has worked for more than three decades as an organizer, advocate, and writer in collaboration with social movements in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the U.S.   She is the author of the book Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 2:53pm
Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Keeping the Commons Common
Today, as on every Mardi Gras Day, New Orleans is in the midst of full-on mayhem. Depending on when on Fat Tuesday you are reading this, the Zulu and Rex parades are either lining up at their staging sites or rolling down the streets amongst crazed revelers.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:18pm
The Rights of Mother Earth vs. Carbon Trading
Inatoy Sidsagi and his cousin Esteban Herrera, from the indigenous Kuna Yala (also known as Guna Yala) nation in Panama, make up the indigenous rap group Kunarevolution .
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Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 9:16am
The Revolution Is Going to Be Fought With the Hoe
“We’re surrounded by agricultural land but we have no food security. Right now we’re strapped to the global market,” said Miguel Santistevan, a New Mexican farmer and biologist. “Some people are trying to figure out how to set themselves free and are showing other people. It’s as if we were all tied to a train that’s headed off a cliff, and pretty soon a lot of us are saying, ‘Hey, I’m going to jump off this train before it goes.’
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 1:55pm
Putting the Culture Back in Agriculture
“At one point ‘agriculture’ was about the culture of food. Losing that culture, in favor of an American cultural monocrop, joined with an agricultural monocrop, puts us in a perilous state…” says food and Native activist Winona LaDuke.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 1:17pm
From Field to Table: Rights for Workers in the Food Supply Chain
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 12:38pm
Haitian Sweatshop Workers Speak: Sub-Poverty Wages and Sexual Coercion
Below, Haitian women workerstell of their experiences in sweatshops. These interviews, gathered over the past two years, are among many dozens that this writer has collected from Haitian sweatshop workers since the early 1980s. Not one has ever diverged from the narrative of miserable working conditions and the inability to feed, shelter, and educate their children on insufficient wages.
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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:38pm
Weeding Corporate Power Out of Agricultural Policies: Communities Mobilize for Food and Farm Justice
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Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 9:35am
Small Farms Fight Back: Food and Community Self-Governance
Heather Retberg stood on the steps of the Blue Hill, Maine town hall surrounded by 200 people. “We are farmers,” she told the crowd, “who are supported by our friends and our neighbors who know us and trust us, and want to ensure that they maintain access to their chosen food supply.”
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Monday, April 8, 2013 - 3:21pm
Farmers and Consumers V. Monsanto: David Meet Goliath
Bordering an interstate highway in Arkansas, a giant billboard with a photo of a stoic-looking farmer watches over the speeding traffic.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 8:49am
From Growing Profit to Growing Food: Challenging Corporate Rule
Just outside of the small town of Maumelle, Arkansas sits your run-of-the-mill American strip mall. And as in so many other box store hubs, a Walmart dominates the landscape.
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