From Food First Books in Oakland. Brian Tokar’s essay, “Food Sovereignty and Climate Justice,” is included:

Food Movements Unite!

Edited by Eric Holt- Giménez

Examining the power of the people in transforming our food systems, this book argues that the global food movement is as creative and powerful as it is diverse and widespread. The 21 authors of this book come together from communities all over the globe to examine how we can unite our efforts and create a powerful ‘movement of movements’ that can bring us affordable, healthy food in ways that harm neither the plant nor its people. Authors take the corporate food regime head-on and lay out both practical and political strategies committed to democracy, justice, sustainability, and food sovereignty. In creating a roadmap for a brighter food future, these visionaries write with extraordinary wisdom and hope.

Paperback: ISBN: 978–0–935028–38–6
e-book: ISBN 978–0–935028–39–3
US $24.99, Paperback
386 pages * November 2011

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Table of Contents

Preface: Food Sovereignty Food Justice and the Agrarian Question: Constructing convergence of struggles within diversity, Samir Amin

Introduction:  Eric Holt-Giménez

Part One: Farmers, Sustainability, and Food Sovereignty

1.     Food Sovereignty: Alliances and Transformation, Paul Nicholson (EHNE/La Via Campesina)

a.      Sustainable Peasant and Family Farm Agriculture Can Feed the World (La Via Campesina)

2.     People Need Food Sovereignty, João Pedro Stédile and Horácio Martins de Carvalho (MST/La Via Campesina)

a.     Land Sovereignty, Jun Borras and Jennifer Franco (Journal of Peasant Studies)

3.     Without Clarity on Parity, All You Get Is Charity: We Can Have Any Kind of Food System We Want, George Naylor (NFFC)

4.     Rural Women and Food Security in West Africa, Tabara Ndiaye and Miriamé Outtara (New Field)

5.     Irrepressibly toward Food Sovereignty, John Wilson (PELUM)

a.     African Food Sovereignty, Diamantino Nnampossa (UNAC/La Via Campesina);

6.     Transforming NGO Roles to Help Make Food Sovereignty a Reality, Brescia et al. (Groundswell)

Part Two: Consumers, Labor, and Food Justice

7.     Survival Pending Revolution: What the Black Panthers Can Teach the US Food Movement, Raj Patel

a.     Youth and Food Justice: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement, Anim Steel (Boston Food Project);

8.     Beyond Voting With Your Fork: From Enlightened Eating to Movement Building, Josh Viertel (Slow Food USA)

a.      Fair Trade: Where Are the Common Grounds?, Chris Bacon (Santa Clara University)

9.     Racism and Food Justice: The Case of Oakland, Brahm Ahmadi (People’s Community Market)

10.  Consciousness + Commitment = Change, Lucas Benítez (Coalition of Immokalee Workers)

a.     NAFTA Flu, David Bacon

11.  The Food Chain Workers Alliance, Jose Oliva (ROC United)

12.  We Eat, We Decide, Xavier Montagut (Xarxa Solidari)

13.  Local Food Key to Local Economic Recovery, Ken Meter (Crossroads Center)

Part Three: Development, Climate, and Rights

14.  The Transformative Potential of the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter (UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food)

a.     The Right to Food as a North/South Convergence Strategy: The US Experience, Molly D. Anderson

15.  Agriculture at the Crossroads, Hans R. Herren and Angela Hilmi (IAASTD)

16.  Now’s the Time to Make it Happen: The UN’s Committee on Food Security, Nora McKeon (Terra Nuova)

17.  Food Sovereignty and Climate Justice, Brian Tokar (Institute for Social Ecology)

18.  Women’s Autonomy and Food Sovereignty, Miriam Nobre (Global March of Women)

a.     Without Women There Is No Food Sovereignty, Esther Vivas (Centro de Estudios sobre Movimientos Sociales; CEMS)

19.  Transforming Our Food System by Transforming Our Movement: From a Conversation with Rosalinda Guillén (Community to Community)

Synopsis: Food Movements Unite! Making a New Food System Possible, Eric Holt Giménez and Annie Shattuck