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Wed Apr 13 2016 (Updated 04/20/16)State of Mexico Riot Police Raid San Francisco Xochicuautla
Wed Apr 13 2016 (Updated 04/20/16)New Attack Against Otomí Community and Its Forest Arouses Widespread Repudiation
On Monday, April 11, 2016, around 800 State of Mexico riot police at the service of Grupo Higa laid siege to the Otomí community of San Francisco Xochicuautla, destroyed the camp set up in defense of the forest, used heavy machinery to illegally tear down the house of Dr. Armando García Salazar, and violently dragged out at least 25 men, women and children who were inside the house, including 64-year-old Isabel Hernández, a member of the Supreme Indigenous Council of Xochicuautla.
Wed Apr 13 2016 (Updated 04/20/16)UFW Tries to Silence Boycott Driscoll’s Activists at Cesar Chavez March
Wed Apr 13 2016 (Updated 04/20/16)Activists Ask United Farm Workers: Which Side Are You On?
On April 3, members of Watsonville Brown Berets (WBB) traveled to Salinas to attend the annual Cesar Chavez March and Rally presented by United Farm Workers (UFW). WBB were joined by members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ), an independent farmworker union in Burlington, Washington fighting for a union contract, and initiators of the boycott against Driscoll's. Although advocating for farmworkers' rights seems like it would be warmly welcomed by UFW, that was not the experience for WBB and FUJ members.
Sat Mar 26 2016 (Updated 04/16/16)Farmworkers on West Coast Tour: Boycott Driscoll's from Border to Border
Sat Mar 26 2016 (Updated 04/16/16)Washington State Farmworkers Launch West Coast Tour in Solidarity with San Quintín
Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) has embarked on an historic 28-day tour of the West Coast to organize a major offensive on the world’s largest berry distributor, Driscoll’s Berries. The local independent farmworker union, based in Burlington, WA, is touring the coast at a crucial moment in their campaign for a union contract at Driscoll's supplier Sakuma Brothers Farms. Driscoll’s and Sakuma are feeling pressure from a growing amount of boycott activity. On Thursday, March 31, there was a major action at Driscoll’s headquarters in Watsonville.
Wed Jan 13 2016Boycott Driscoll’s Action in Watsonville
On January 2, a couple dozen people kicked off 2016 with a protest in Watsonville, where Driscoll's, the world's largest distributor of fresh berries, is both headquartered and first began producing strawberries in 1904. The demonstrators are amplifying a campaign initiated by farmworkers in Washington State and Baja California to boycott Driscoll's strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
Mon Aug 3 2015Marcha Solidaria con Xochicuautla y Ostula
Con una ceremonia sagrada, las autoridades del Consejo Supremo Indígena de Xochicuautla iniciaron una marcha desde la Estela de Luz hasta la Secretaría de Gobernación en el Distrito Federal el martes 28 de julio. Ahí los manifestantes exigieron la derogación de un decreto expropiatorio de las tierras ancestrales de las comunidades otomí-ñathó de Xochicuautla en el Estado de México y un alto a la guerra contra la comunidad nahua de Santa María Ostula en Michoacán.
Sun Aug 2 2015 (Updated 08/03/15)Xochicuautla and Ostula Solidarity March
Sun Aug 2 2015 (Updated 08/03/15)Mexico City March Opposes Plunder of Indigenous Lands and Resources
Driscoll’s Runs Away At Watsonville Earth Day (1 comment) Monday Apr 25th 7:46 PM
Argentina Returns to Bond Market after Debt Settlement Thursday Apr 21st 8:41 AM
House Republicans Convene to Discuss Puerto Rico Legislation Friday Apr 15th 7:37 AM
#XochicuautlaAlert: Statement on San Francisco Xochicuautla Wednesday Apr 13th 9:00 AM
#AlertaXochicuautla: Pronunciamiento sobre San Francisco Xochicuautla Wednesday Apr 13th 8:56 AM
Puerto Rico Archbishop Invites Prayers for Congress, Creditors and Political Leaders Tuesday Apr 12th 12:35 PM
Monarchs Are Not on the Road to Recovery Monday Apr 11th 3:27 PM
Corrupto do DEINFRA utiliza a Casa do Empreendedor de Biguaçu para lavar dinheiro roubado Sunday Apr 10th 7:16 PM
French bank Societe Generale funding new #coal in Dominican Republic Thursday Apr 7th 11:45 PM
Letter from Al Rojas to Arturo Rodriguez on UFW and the Delano 1965 Grape Strike Thursday Apr 7th 12:33 PM
Puerto Rico Congressional Negotiations Intensify Wednesday Apr 6th 3:17 PM
UFW Tries to Silence Boycott Driscoll’s Activists at Cesar Chavez March (3 comments) Tuesday Apr 5th 11:58 AM
Farmworker groups march on Driscoll's corporate headquarters, call for boycott Friday Apr 1st 11:21 PM
March to Driscoll's to protest for the boycott of Driscoll's strawberries! Friday Apr 1st 1:42 PM
Boycott Driscoll’s West Coast Tour at Driscoll’s HQ in Watsonville (1 comment) Thursday Mar 31st 9:55 PM
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