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Last summer over 300 migrant farmworkers at Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm engaged in work stoppages to protest wage theft, racist abuse in the fields, sub-standard housing, being forced to work while sick, and many other grievances. They ultimately called for a boycott of Sakuma berries after the farm management refused to negotiate in good faith. The workers formed an independent union called Familias Unidas por la Justicia to represent them and have been fighting for a legally binding contract since the end of July 2013. Familias Unidas' struggle will go down as one of the biggest labor disputes in Washington's history and the largest farmworker strikes on the west coast since the crusades of Cesar Chavez in the 60's and 70's. Support the people who grow your food! To support the struggle visit: boycottsakumaberries.com or https://www.facebook.com/wwustudentsforfarmworkerjustice Continue reading
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"The Unist'ot'en Camp is a resistance community whose purpose is to protect sovereign Wet'suwet'en territory from several proposed pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject and shale gas from Hydraulic Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region.
The camp is located at the shore of the Wedzin Kwah and mouth of the Gosnell Creek. These are all tributary to the the Skeena, Bulkley, and Babine Rivers. The proposed pipelines from Enbridge Northern Gateway and Pacific Trails both seek to cross the rivers at the exact point where the resistance camp is built on the Unis’tot’en Territory of Talbits Kwah.
The Unist'ot'en (C’ihlts’ehkhyu / Big Frog Clan)along with other strong uncompromising allies will stop this destructive path, for the future generations, for the biodiversity, and for solidarity with our neighbours living amidst the heavy impacts in the Tar Sands Affected areas in Northern Alberta, and regions heavily affected by Fracking Natural Gas and Shale Oil, as well as communities impacted by Refineries, Pipelines, and Fuel Terminals and Port Expansions." -http://unistotencamp.com/ Continue reading