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Leaving New Leaf (video/x-flv 14.4MB)
Posted: Tue May 3, 2016 9:47PM
"Boycott Driscoll’s" Inside New Leaf Community Market (video/mp4 53.7MB)
[ Video: 00:26 ] On May 1, a large group of demonstrators, many of whom are also customers, entered New Leaf Community Market on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz with signs and chants calling for the boycott of Driscoll’s and “no more blood berries.” A letter was given to an employee asking that the store honor the boycott and not sell Driscoll’s berries.
Posted: Tue May 3, 2016 12:59PM
Michael Garcia, Watsonville Brown Berets (video/mp4 7.4MB)
[ Video courtesy Watsonville Brown Berets. 1:34 minutes ] The video above and transcription below are of Michael Garcia of the Watsonville Brown Berets speaking near the Driscoll’s booth at Earth Day in Ramsey Park. Michael Garcia: We have children who are working in the fields right now as we speak in San Quintín, Baja California. Children should not be working in the fields. They should be in school getting an education. But instead Driscoll’s is exploiting our people by keeping them impoverished, with poverty wages, slave wages, even no wages. Farmworkers have alleged they’re not even getting paid for the work that they do. Especially the women. And for the children, it’s modern day child slavery. They are forced to work in the field with no pay. And they shouldn’t even be there in the first place. Like I said, they should be in school getting an education, not living under Driscoll’s poverty wages where they pay the average farmworker in San Quintín $7 a day for a 12 hour workday. There’s an international boycott on Driscoll’s berries, as we speak, in solidarity with the farmworkers in San Quintín, Baja California and Washington state. As consumers we can change these conditions, we can say no more Driscoll’s berries until Driscoll’s actually represents the farmworkers in a good way and lets them unionize, and gives them their rights to a living wage. Not so they’re stuck in the fields working their whole life for poverty wages. They get no benefits, no medical, no dental. You only see the people that work for the corporation, in the offices, the buildings, that never pick berries one day of their life. Yeah they get the benefits, they get the nice cool offices, they get the clean water. But what do the farmworkers get when they get water? Farmworkers get no water or they get dirty water which is contaminated with the pesticides that they’re using in the fields for these berries which is giving them fatal diseases in the long run once they get older, leaving their children with no mother, no father, because they’re dying at such an early age due to the chemicals and pesticides. And I see that Driscoll’s wants to start to pack up now and start to leave this event, because we’re out here spreading awareness to consumers about the exploitation that’s happening under their brand, under Sakuma Bros., under Driscoll’s, and they have the power to stop this, but they choose not to stop this, they choose to put human lives under profits.
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:06PM
Three Arrested in Disruption of Construction at the Gill Tract (video/mp4 10.5MB)
New video footage of the February 8 silent meditation to preserve farmland.
Posted: Tue Feb 9, 2016 11:56AM
Video from today's action to halt construction (video/mp4 42.0MB)
Posted: Mon Feb 8, 2016 9:38AM
New Video Shows America's Only Known Wild Jaguar (video/mpeg 63.0MB)
TUCSON, Ariz., February 3, 2016 — Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity released new video today of the only known wild jaguar currently in the United States. Captured on remote sensor cameras in the Santa Rita Mountains just outside Tucson, the dramatic footage provides a glimpse of the secretive life of one of nature’s most majestic and charismatic creatures. This is the first ever publicly released video of the jaguar, and it comes at a critical point in this ca...
Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2016 4:17PM
OTF halts construction on farmland (video) (video/mp4 26.7MB)
Video of lockdown by OccupyFarmMedia (1:49)
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:03PM