Farming

United Farm Workers

The Real Target in the Supreme Court’s ‘Cedar Point’ Decision The Real Target in the Supreme Court’s ‘Cedar Point’ Decision

The court and the press talked about “property rights.” But the real impact will be on organizing, and workers’ rights.

Jul 2, 2021 / David Bacon

Grinning John Roberts

Yesterday’s Union-Busting Supreme Court Decision Was a Segregationist Throwback Yesterday’s Union-Busting Supreme Court Decision Was a Segregationist Throwback

The court’s decision in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid will reverberate throughout the labor movement and far beyond.

Jun 24, 2021 / Editorial / Elie Mystal for The Nation

The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute

The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute

Each day, Mexican farmworkers endure a grueling journey to get to their jobs in US lettuce fields. This year, that journey turned potentially deadly.

Apr 29, 2021 / 2021 Year in Review / Esther Honig

Chile Farm

Climate Change and Capitalism Are Forcing Chilean Farmers to Abandon Their Land Climate Change and Capitalism Are Forcing Chilean Farmers to Abandon Their Land

Severe drought and a privatized water system have left small growers high and dry.

Apr 21, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Agostino Petroni and Sandali Handagama

Wisconsin Cows

President Biden, Who Controls Our Food System Matters President Biden, Who Controls Our Food System Matters

We need a democratic, decentralized farm and food industry that works for people and our planet. The status quo is not sustainable.

Feb 23, 2021 / Bonnie Haugen, Darvin Bentlage, and Barb Kalbach

Bill Gates, Climate Warrior. And Super Emitter.

Bill Gates, Climate Warrior. And Super Emitter. Bill Gates, Climate Warrior. And Super Emitter.

The billionaire’s new book, a bid to be taken seriously as a climate campaigner, has attracted the usual worshipful coverage. When will the media realize that with Gates you have t...

Feb 16, 2021 / Tim Schwab

Senator Chuck Grassley

Senator Chuck Grassley Pretends to Be a Principled Republican. Don’t Buy It. Senator Chuck Grassley Pretends to Be a Principled Republican. Don’t Buy It.

The Iowa senator has played “Aw-Shucks” Chuck for too long. It’s time to get him out of office.

Feb 13, 2021 / Larry Ginter

In India, Farmers Are Resisting Narendra Modi’s Propaganda Machine

In India, Farmers Are Resisting Narendra Modi’s Propaganda Machine In India, Farmers Are Resisting Narendra Modi’s Propaganda Machine

The government is using a pliant media and its social-media warriors to paint protesting farmers as secessionists.

Feb 4, 2021 / Ullekh N.P.

Tom Vilsack

Biden’s Buddy Tom Vilsack Is No Friend to Farmers Biden’s Buddy Tom Vilsack Is No Friend to Farmers

Confirming him as secretary of agriculture adds insult to the Democratic Party’s long record of malign neglect toward rural Americans.

Jan 28, 2021 / Emily Berch

Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It’s Also a Fight.

Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It’s Also a Fight. Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It’s Also a Fight.

In California’s agricultural heartland, farmworkers are fighting back against expensive rents, substandard housing, and economic disenfranchisement.

Jan 12, 2021 / Back Page / David Bacon

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