Wisconsin Farmer speaks out at Occupy Wall Street
On Sunday, December 4, food justice activists and occupiers from as far away as Colorado, Iowa, Maine and Upstate New York joined together for the Occupy Wall Street Farmers’ March in New York’s Zuccotti Park.
Among the speakers was Jim Goodman, from the Family Farmer Defenders in Wisconsin – a Grassroots International grantee and ally, and a member of the Via Campesina. Earlier in the year, Jim and Family Farm Defenders helped organize the Tractorcade to Madison, Wisconsin to show support for organized labor and the right of unions to collective bargaining. Here, he outlines the problems posed by industrial agriculture and the solution of food sovereignty in his first “mic check” speech.