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Via Campesina Requests Action in Sacramento

Via Campesina is an international movement which coordinates peasant organizations of small and middle-scale producers, agricultural workers, rural women, and indigenous communities from Asia, Africa, America, and Europe. It is an autonomous, pluralistic movement, independent from all political, economic, or other denomination. It is integrated by national and regional organizations whose autonomy is jealously respected.
 

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism

Starbucks sues tiny indigenous-owned coffeeshop for "trademark infringement"

Three years ago, Darin Swanson and his partners christened their HaidaBucks cafe. Now the coffee shop in the Queen Charlotte Islands (British Columbia, Canada) is being sued by the Starbucks company, which says the name is too familiar to their own. "I guess they have a problem with the word 'bucks' in our name. They're letting us use the word Haida -- nice of them," Swanson said. Swanson and his partners -- all members of the Haida Nation -- insist they have aboriginal rights to the name and will not be ground down. Swanson had never set foot in a Starbucks coffee shop.
 

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Announcement :: Globalization & Capitalism

The Reflection of Proudhon on the Religions

The Reflection of Proudhon on the Religions
 

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Commentary :: Globalization & Capitalism

Emergence

In the sudden aftermath of the war, folks might find the following
uplifting. It's taken from a longer talk given by Steven Miller, a
high school teacher, at a LRNA forum in San Francisco on April 18.
 

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism

Bechtel's Nuclear Nightmares

Last month, the San Francisco-based Bechtel Corporation won a $68 million contract to rebuild Iraq following the devasation wrought by the US invasion. Bechtel is notorious for having friends in high places, perhaps explaning how they got the contract in the first place. The privately owned corporation has operated with impunity, whether siphoning off millions of taxpayer dollars from government contracts or poisoning the communities surrounding their ventures. In the second part of our series we look at the enviromental and human right impacts of just a few of Bechtel's operations.
 

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