Farmers

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The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
Kipnis, Ira
Book
1952
A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939
Dolgoff, Sam
Book
1974
Examines the experiments in workers' self-management, both urban and rural, which took place in Spain during the revolution and Civil War.
Argentina: Disappearing Farmers, Disappearing Food
Trigona, Marie
Article
2009
Food sovereignty as defined by Via Campesina is the peoples' right to define their agricultural and food policy, and the right of farmers and peasants to produce food. Worldwide communities are seekin...
The Birth of Agro-Resistance in Palestine
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2016
Canaan Fiar Trade, a co-operative farming project with a model of self-sufficiency and dignity, has grown rapidly, and now assists some 2000 small-hold farmers in the West Bank, but it still receives ...
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Co-workers in a World Struggle
Howlett, Rev. Floyd
Article
1975
Problems facing agriculture in Manitoba, similar to problems facing Japanese farmers.
Farm Gate Defence
Wilford, Allen
Book
1986
Describes how farmers have been driven to come together to defend their farms in the face of high interest rates, mounting production costs and low prices.
Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnolgy
Kneen, Brewster
Book
1999
Kneen explains how corporations control the distribution of food with little knowledge or care of the health risks of engineered food.
Farmers join to save the seeds that feed us
Wheeler, Ashley
Article
2015
Farmers and growers in south-west England have united to reclaim the lost skill of seed saving. They are determined to grow, develop, share and disseminate open-pollinated seeds, and oppose EU laws gr...
Farming Freedom
Howarth, Lorna
Article
2014
A simple agricultural technique could release farmers from the grip of agrochemical corporations. With no patents, no royalties and no licensing fees, this system just benefits the farmers.
Farming Under the Wall: Stories of Palestinian Farmers in the West Bank
Mancini, Emma
Article
2013
The difficulties of Palestinian farmers as their lands are placed behind the Wall.
The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement
Lytle, Mark Hamilton
Book
2007
Explores the evolution of Carson's ideas about nature, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision.
Half of U.S. Farmland Being Eyed by Private Equity
Biron, Carey L.
Article
2014
An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire, even as new evidence indicates this land is being strongly...
How to Save the World: Strategy for World Conservation
Allen, Robert
Book
1980
"How To Save The World" discusses, "Why the world needs saving now and how it can be done". Allen breaks his work down into seven chapters, devoting each to an important aspect of the global predicame...
Ireland and the Irish Question
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Brings together all of Marx's and Engels' writing on Ireland in one volume.
New Options for America
Satin, Mark
Book
1991
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No Right-Of-Way
Lewington, Peter
Book
1992
The author tells the story of a small group of determined agriculturalists and environmentalists who took on industry, government and the courts for the rights of farmers to protect their land and the...
A People's History of Science
Connor, Clifford
Book
Connor focuses on the contributions of ordinary people living in ordinary times and the social and political history in which they lived. Spanning the time from the hunter-gatherers to the information...
Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir
Bageant, Joe
Book
2010
A fascinating and extremely readable account of a life now vanished, destroyed by the insatiable appetite of capital.
Restructuring and Resistance: Diverse voices of struggle in Western Europe
Abramsky, Koyla
Book
2000
The book consists of 77 individual chapters, almost all of them written by activists based on their experiences of struggle against the different aspects of capitalist globalisation. Those that aren't...
Sharing the Harvest: A Guide to Community Supported Agriculture
Henderson, Elizabeth; Van En, Robyn
Book
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between local farmers and nearby consumers ensuring that the farmer survives by being paid in advance at the beginning of the growing season whil...
A Short History of Progress
Wright, Ronald
Book
2004
If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
"Small really is beautiful", claims new report on England's farming
Hindess, Kathryn
Article
2016
A report on the benefits of small-scale farming practices in England, arguing that land size should not be used to exclude farms from receiving subsidies.
So Different Yet So Familiar: Book Review by William Bowles
Bowles, William
Article
2010
A fascinating and extremely readable account of a life now vanished, destroyed by the insatiable appetite of capital and told with acid wit and great style making it enjoyable to relish the language b...
Support for Farmers
Article
1977
The Preservation of Agricultural Lands Society was founded in June 1976 by a group of individuals concerned about the future of Canada's agricultural self-sufficiency.
The Very Future of Third World Agriculture Is at Stake
Sharma, Devinder
Article
2013
Food security is simply a smokescreen to provide a cover-up for the global efforts being made to dismantle the very foundations of Third World agriculture. Putting more income into the hands of Third ...
A Very Ordinary Life
Knight, Rolf
Book
1974
The story of one woman's life in the context of a dazzling and brutal century, encompassing the rise of fascism, the great depression, emigration, war, and above all, a likfe of work -- in mining and ...
The War in the Country: How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future
Pawlick, Thomas F.
Book
2009
Chronicles the gradual disappearance of Canada's family farms.
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Frank, Thomas
Book
2004
Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramaticall...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...

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Champion of Chinese Farmers' Rights Jailed for Forging Official Documents
Branigan, Tania
2014
Villagers pack the court to applaud woman given two years in prison for trying to prevent land grabs and illegal demolition.
Colombian farmers risk death to reclaim lost land
Brodzinsky, Sibylla
2013
The government wants to correct decades of 'land reform in reverse'. But powerful criminal, armed and business interests are ranged against the country's displaced peasants.

From the Connexions Archives

Catholic Family Farmer
Periodical profile published 1977
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
A newspaper of the Catholic Worker Movement.
Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980
City Farmer
Periodical profile published 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Based on the observation that hundreds of urban people, legally and illegally, are producing their own food, City Farmer is an alternative Vancouver newspaper concerned with all aspects of such urban ...
National Farmers Union
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982