Alison Hope Alkon

Alison Hope Alkon is a sociologist who writes about food systems, inequalities and environmental justice. She is author of the forthcoming book Black White and Green: Farmers Markets, Race and the Green Economy and co-editor of Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability. She teaches at University of the Pacific.

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Monday, May 14, 2012
Farm Protesters Land Seized by UC Berkeley
The newly established farm on UC Berkeley-owned Gill Tract will soon be empty. At the time of this writing, it is surrounded by riot police from at least 8 different UC Campus police forces. Nine have been arrested. This is the end to a standoff that began on Friday, when the police blocked farmers from entering or leaving, forcing supporters to toss food and water over the fence.
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