Grabbing Power: The New Struggles for Land, Food and Democracy in Northern Honduras
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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Map of Honduras
PART 1 From Bananas to Palm Oil
PART 2 Palm Oil and the Corporate Food Regime
Land Resistance and Food Sovereignty
APPENDIX Declaration of the International Human Rights Observatory of Aguán
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