Grabbing Power: The New Struggles for Land, Food and Democracy in Northern Honduras

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Food First Books, Jan 8, 2013 - Social Science - 188 pages
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Grabbing Power explores the history of agribusiness and land conflicts in Northern Honduras focusing on the Aguán Valley, where peasant movements battle large palm oil producers for the right to land. In the wake of a military coup that overthrew Honduran president Manuel Zelaya in June 2009, rural communities in the Aguán have been brutally repressed, with over 60 people killed in just over two years. United States military aid--spent in the name of the War on Drugs--fuels the Honduran government's ability to repress its people. A strong and inspiring movement for land, food and democracy has grown over the last two years, and it shows no sign of backing down.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Map of Honduras
13
PART 1 From Bananas to Palm Oil
14
PART 2 Palm Oil and the Corporate Food Regime
46
Land Resistance and Food Sovereignty
86
APPENDIX Declaration of the International Human Rights Observatory of Aguán
129
Stay Informed Get Involved
133
Acronyms
135
Notes
137
References
149
Index
167
About the Author
171
About Food First
172
Also from Food First Books
173
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Tanya Kerssen is a researcher at Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy

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