WhyHunger’s latest Food Justice Voices publication “Cultivating International Solidarity Through Popular Resistance,” features Angela Adrar of the Rural Coalition and La Via Campesina who interviews social movement leaders from around the globe to get their perspectives on how international solidarity unites those with common struggles to build resistance and change the systems that have failed them. The topic of international solidarity is then explored in the context of two evolving and personal experiences that highlight the intersections of water, energy, land and food connecting international solidarity to concrete action in the U.S.
“Solidarity is an assertion that no people is alone, no people is isolated in the struggle for progress. Solidarity is the conscious alliance of the progressive and peace-loving revolutionary forces in the common struggle against colonialism, capitalism and imperialism. In short, against exploitation of man by man.” ― Samora Machel, Revolutionary Leader and first President of Mozambique
For over 10 years, U.S. social movements have been strategically aggregating power working at regional, hemispheric and global levels to collectively change the system. These change-makers are redefining international solidarity and transforming it from one that is funded and shaped by NGOs and funders to one that is “of the people.” The international struggle that is evolving is wrestling historical power structures that perpetuate racial, gender and income inequities while addressing local to global movement building obstacles within our own non-profit and philanthropic relationships.
Read and download the full publication to learn more about the social movements WhyHunger supports and why they’re important in the fight to achieve food and environmental justice.