In the United States, there is a long history of violence enacted on the bodies of pregnant Black women -- from slavery, to forced sterilization, to mass incarceration, to higher rates of maternal mortality -- but Black women have always fought back.
A recent report on the US poultry industry by the international human rights organization Oxfam details of how 280,000 workers are ruthlessly exploited and abused in one of the world's largest meatpacking industries. The details speak volumes about how the industry views workers' lives as cheap and expendable.
A global battle is being fought over the future of the world's food. Hear about the women on the front lines in Seed Sovereignty, Food Security: Women in the Vanguard of the Fight Against GMOs and Corporate Agriculture, an anthology edited by renowned food sovereignty crusader Vandana Shiva.