Tag: movement

Housing and land activists to join forces

Re-blogged from Red Pepper

In the run up to a November event Robin Grey makes the case for urban and rural communities to work together to tackle land rights, ownership and usage
30 August 2016

essexToday, as a country, we face huge problems – widening inequality, a chronic housing crisis, a dysfunctional agricultural system, multiple public health issues and impending climate collapse. Land use is one of the root causes of these problems but is rarely discussed. Indeed, land has been the elephant in the room of English politics for so long we have become accustomed to its absence during important debates.

UK Food Sovereignty Movement Gathering: Programme Highlights + Info


Highlights of the gathering 23rd – 26th October 2015

  • There will be international speakers from Mozambique, Uganda and Spain.
  • Local hosts Incredible Edible Todmorden will be introducing us to their project and offering workshops, workaways and tours.
  • Joined by speakers from the Bakers Union (the union at the heart of the fast food rights movement in the UK), the Land Workers Alliance, Community Supported Agriculture UK and a range of other organisations fighting for a better food system.
  • The Real Junk Food Project will be running a communal cooking session (using waste and surplus food from the local area)
  • Entertainment, bar and dancing

Time for food sovereignty (priority)

Where Next Now for the Community Food Movement?

by Ru Litherland, OrganicLea (personal capacity)

Five years ago I wrote and circulated the article “Where Next for the Community Food movement?” (this can be found at http://www.organiclea.org.uk/about/publications/) Its purpose was: “to prompt myself and hopefully others active in community food projects to reflect, analyse, even discuss, where we are, where we want to get to, how we might set off there, and who’s bringing the sandwiches.” A number of conclusions were drawn, and a number of suggestions made. Now might be a fine time to look back on what’s happened since: below, five key issues are discussed.