As the Movement for Black Lives demands alternatives to racist systems in our country, communities of color around the world press on in their struggles for land and self-determination. Last fall, Afro-Brazilian activist Altamiran Ribeiro came to Howard University to denounce how large soybean farms, funded by U.S. firm TIAA, are seizing peasants’ lands, devastating forests and poisoning water. He explained how villagers face death threats and intimidation by private security guards and land grabbers.

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