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documentary: the hand that feeds

[vimeo 52870881 w=640 h=360] The Hand That Feeds trailer from Robin Blotnick, a film on reforming the food system by organizing from the ground up for fair wages, fair working conditions, and collective bargaining rights. This is a rare story in which workers, with tenacity beyond imagination, are actually able to defeat the giant. It is […]

Posted: July 14 2016
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occupy the farm, now streaming

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHwJ6PoE19s] Following a successful theatrical release in fifty cities nationwide, the acclaimed documentary OCCUPY THE FARM is now available to stream or download on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU.

Posted: December 13 2015
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occupy the farm premiers nov. 7th!

Occupy the Farm, an inspiring documentary about a community struggling to save public land for urban farming, is premiering in theaters November 7th!  The film highlights the power of direct action, and invites us to consider new strategies for activism.  Join the Facebook page for ticket information, to organize a screening, and to help get […]

Posted: November 3 2014
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occupy monsanto

  On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto. Why do we march? Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects. In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food […]

Posted: May 8 2013
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spring action at the gill tract

Occupy the Farm announces Spring action When: Saturday, May 11th at noon Where: Albany City Hall - corner of San Pablo and Marin On May 11th, farmers, students and concerned Albany citizens will re-establish the Gill Tract as a productive urban farm, putting the public land to public use. Last week, UC Berkeley announced that […]

Posted: May 7 2013
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open letter from occupy the farm

On Friday November 16, 2012, the University of California (UC) razed all of the publicly planted crops on the Gill Tract. Occupy the Farm is disappointed that the UC has unneccessarily destroyed the hard work of the community and food that could have fed it. Over the course of the last month, members of the […]

Posted: December 3 2012
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1st harvest at occupy the farm

At 9:40 AM on July 7, 2012, urban farm activists re-entered the Gill Tract in Albany, CA to harvest crops planted during the 3-week occupation earlier this spring. The action came in response to UC and Albany City officials organizing an invite-only harvest party of the same crops. This date marks the first re-entry of […]

Posted: July 10 2012
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gill tract news

Check out Occupy the Farm's website for updates and read on for some news! University of California Berkeley Professor Miguel Altieri is planting Gill Tract research crops this morning! When: Wednesday, May 9th – 8:30 AM Where: The Gill Tract; Albany, CA Dr. Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley researcher, to proceed with research at Gill Tract […]

Posted: May 9 2012
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willie has some good words

Occupy the Food System by Willie Nelson for Reader Supported News hanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement, there's a deeper understanding about the power that corporations wield over the great majority of us. It's not just in the financial sector, but in all facets of our lives. The disparity between the top 1 percent […]

Posted: December 20 2011