Two scholars, from Haiti and Brazil, discuss the global solidarity that forms between states who have faced similar oppressions. Food sovereignty is a necessary part of resistance movements in the Global South, they say, because it gets to the heart of Western imperialism and occupation.
Thanks to the Vera List Center. This interview was filmed at the “Grounded Struggles: Land, Dispossession, and Freedom” event at the New School.
Maria Luisa Mendonça is a visiting scholar from Brazil (Center for Place, Culture and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center) and Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper is a postdoctoral scholar from Haiti (Institute of Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean, CUNY Graduate Center). Laura Flanders investigates.