The Word “Humanity” Includes Everyone

By Romain Fossey For several years, I was able to join an adventure: meeting people who lived and/or worked in the streets near the Guatemala City municipal landfill. Some of the people I met there were able to contribute to a new book (in Spanish only), edited by sociologist Carolina Escobar Sarti, and published by…

Fighting for Food Security in Guatemala

By Matt Davies (Mexico) A few weeks ago, I received a circular email which featured the passing of legislation in Guatemala commonly known as the “Monsanto Law“, or as it is officially called, la Ley de Obtención Vegetal (Law for the Protection of New Plant Varieties). As is common around the world when governments wish…

Time and Tide — and Twitter Trends — Wait for None

By Diana Skelton (France) The oppressed have been silenced and unheard for as long as oppression has existed. But the rapid changes in communications in recent years are transforming the nature of what it means to be unheard. Before social media, public discourse about poverty and injustice remained highly controlled: by publishing magnates, professional lobbyists,…