Tory Field

Tory Field is Research and Education Coordinator for Other Worlds. Tory is an organizer living in Massachusetts. She worked for many years as a community organizer with Arise for Social Justice, a multi-issue community justice organization in Springfield, MA. where she now serves on the Board of Directors.

 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:18pm
The Rights of Mother Earth vs. Carbon Trading
Inatoy Sidsagi and his cousin Esteban Herrera, from the indigenous Kuna Yala (also known as Guna Yala) nation in Panama, make up the indigenous rap group Kunarevolution .
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Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 9:16am
The Revolution Is Going to Be Fought With the Hoe
“We’re surrounded by agricultural land but we have no food security. Right now we’re strapped to the global market,” said Miguel Santistevan, a New Mexican farmer and biologist. “Some people are trying to figure out how to set themselves free and are showing other people. It’s as if we were all tied to a train that’s headed off a cliff, and pretty soon a lot of us are saying, ‘Hey, I’m going to jump off this train before it goes.’
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 1:55pm
Putting the Culture Back in Agriculture
“At one point ‘agriculture’ was about the culture of food. Losing that culture, in favor of an American cultural monocrop, joined with an agricultural monocrop, puts us in a perilous state…” says food and Native activist Winona LaDuke.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 1:17pm
From Field to Table: Rights for Workers in the Food Supply Chain
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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:38pm
Weeding Corporate Power Out of Agricultural Policies: Communities Mobilize for Food and Farm Justice
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Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 9:35am
Small Farms Fight Back: Food and Community Self-Governance
Heather Retberg stood on the steps of the Blue Hill, Maine town hall surrounded by 200 people. “We are farmers,” she told the crowd, “who are supported by our friends and our neighbors who know us and trust us, and want to ensure that they maintain access to their chosen food supply.”
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Monday, April 8, 2013 - 3:21pm
Farmers and Consumers V. Monsanto: David Meet Goliath
Bordering an interstate highway in Arkansas, a giant billboard with a photo of a stoic-looking farmer watches over the speeding traffic.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 8:49am
From Growing Profit to Growing Food: Challenging Corporate Rule
Just outside of the small town of Maumelle, Arkansas sits your run-of-the-mill American strip mall. And as in so many other box store hubs, a Walmart dominates the landscape.
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Monday, March 25, 2013 - 1:36pm
The True Costs of Industrialized Food
“We are the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe. And reclaiming the democratic control over our food and water and our ecological survival is the necessary project for our freedom.” [i] - Vandana Shiva, physicist and activist
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Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:17am
Uprooting Racism in the Food System
A shovel overturned can flip so much more than soil, worms, and weeds. Structural racism - the ways in which social systems and institutions promote and perpetuate the oppression of people of color – manifests at all points in the food system. It emerges as barriers to land ownership and credit access for farmers of color, as wage discrimination and poor working conditions for food and farmworkers of color, and as lack of healthy food in neighborhoods of color.
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