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Raj Patel @_RajPatel Austin, Texas

Research Professor @TheLBJSchool at the University of Texas. Author of "Stuffed and Starved", and co-author of "A History of the World In Seven Cheap Things"

4,093 Following   21,521 Followers   1,813 Tweets

Joined Twitter 6/13/09


"Hunger is a symptom of poverty and you can't fix #poverty with a box of vegetables," IPES-Food's @_RajPatel told… https://t.co/rp4Pe3uRra
Retweeted by Raj PatelLooking forward to talking with @ahnakruzic @FamilyFarmCo and @foodfirstorg . Pretty sure we'll be talking about ra… https://t.co/eQOkchmiNh
6/1
2020
In April the Coalition of Immokalee Workers won expanded access to testing and healthcare. What that testing reveal… https://t.co/bxc985JIL1
Retweeted by Raj PatelFor Vulnerable Children, the School Day Can Include Solitary Confinement https://t.co/27O6p7bj8o #Illiinoishttps://t.co/CcxvTNmEi5
Retweeted by Raj PatelProtestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First https://t.co/7A5KQpxFfG via… https://t.co/H3zudQYJC8
5/29
2020
Of the many orgs involved in Cyclone Amphan relief, a few worth your support: https://t.co/lU1jA3P9BBhttps://t.co/d59hAVDI9d
5/27
2020
TOMORROW: @TheLBJSchool Professors Erin Lentz and @_RajPatel will discuss how the current trends of food insecurity… https://t.co/ibbgBxw8Xv
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5/26
2020
Celebrating Being African Means Opposing Xenophobia "The same politicians that repress popular organisation forge… https://t.co/rL6KYtRMVV“Workers are considered as expendable as the things that they’re slaughtering”: for my latest at @France24_en, I ta… https://t.co/Ybd6GCRFtI
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5/25
2020
Dozens of workers in Byhalia, Mississippi for one of the country's leading producers of cereal and baked goods vote… https://t.co/awJ8zrJSjT
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5/23
2020
"Racial capitalism in South Africa deliberately produced abundance for a minority and impoverishment for the majori… https://t.co/aXx1KKncbF
5/22
2020
In the midst of a pandemic, a historic flood, linked to climate crisis, overwhelms privately-owned hydroelectric pl… https://t.co/3RK5yiu5HB
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5/21
2020
My latest piece, part of a COVID response special "Rapid Response Opinion" collection at Agriculture & Human Values… https://t.co/mkzZVb6gJV
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5/20
2020
@TysonFoodsCEO @Cargill @SmithfieldFoods @Jennieo @JBSUSAFoodCo: slow line speeds, enforce 6+ feet of distance betw… https://t.co/RmE4NHBGvm‘My angel’: man who became face of India’s stranded helped home by stranger https://t.co/5lmoubtUsJ #India
Retweeted by Raj Patel‘Our Food System Is Very Much Modeled on Plantation Economics' - https://t.co/3ffOiWaKep Thanks @cadwego for this c… https://t.co/BitZoG1uW3
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5/19
2020
Secure Land Rights Critical for Asia’s Rural Communities Threatened by COVID-19 https://t.co/Qemxszh7B0
5/18
2020
The high number of #COVID19 cases among #meatplant workers is a direct result of executives forcing workers to oper… https://t.co/GssbldcXOf
Retweeted by Raj PatelIT'S HERE! The Kickbacks Report reveals how cafeteria companies like @Aramark @SodexoGroup @compassgroupusa are hur… https://t.co/KSv9pjhXqY
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5/15
2020
Killing #COVID19 like a #Communist boss. Kerala's K. K. Shailaja is the health minister that the rest of the planet… https://t.co/G6s1AMI3DBEric Schlosser shreds the meat industry, its lobbyists, and the government, through the patient analysis of a singl… https://t.co/6ep51Kpazl
5/14
2020
Just ordered @sarahljaffe's latest - you should too. https://t.co/QQsAQqMk9J https://t.co/zMViX3AOZD
5/12
2020
A must-read op-ed from a celebrated peach farmer and author who often works in solitude: @MasMasumoto talks to food… https://t.co/dNY41W6hr9
Retweeted by Raj PatelRob Wallace is *always* worth listening to. Especially now. His Big Farms Make Big Flu is required reading.… https://t.co/5rAafu1I9wHow Climate Change Is Contributing to Skyrocketing Rates of Infectious Disease: "the 2017-18 flu season — which k… https://t.co/aMCdSbrcfg
5/11
2020
@DissentMag @sarahljaffe @meeshellchen Thanks @sarahljaffe and @meeshellchen for a *great* conversation, and for al… https://t.co/eyrRGIEc2jOn this week's #Belabored podcast @sarahljaffe & @meeshellchen are joined by @_RajPatel to talk about what the coro… https://t.co/qnCFw0Y6MR
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5/9
2020
Some stories need to be read side-by-side https://t.co/PsLwe1on8W
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5/8
2020
One in five US children are food insecure, two in five households headed by mothers with kids under 13. GOP rep… https://t.co/Ktqd9ERYs8Can #COVID19 make #FoodSovereignty more likely? @WaldenBello makes the case for re-localized food systems, and dece… https://t.co/LTosHCzf1xThe Trump Administration Is Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List." https://t.co/OtMAFjqCop
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5/7
2020
“Sending our workers onto the meatpacking plants’ kill floors without PPE is like sending firefighters into a burni… https://t.co/sTE1skTbhi
5/6
2020
🎉⁠TODAY IS THE DAY! 🎉⁠ Our #GivingTuesdayNow Virtual Luncheon starts at 1:00 PM CDT. Now is the time to RSVP and jo… https://t.co/M2KMh4BX8x
Retweeted by Raj Patel❤️Today, May 5th, is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women & Girls. Native women & gi… https://t.co/52K0wyDhEB
Retweeted by Raj PatelSolidarity in practice: In Bolsonaro's #Brazil @mst_oficial donated over 500 tons of produce, transformed cafes in… https://t.co/AICtHA6MMR
5/5
2020
.@TysonFoods has scored a major coup by forcing the President to cover 1) The failure of their business model and 2… https://t.co/PO90Arrowr
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5/3
2020
Strike alert! Wkrs at Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart, FedEx, Walmart, Target, and Shipt are on strike today to prot… https://t.co/MbXKEOjlRN
Retweeted by Raj PatelFood Workers Fight Back FCWA #MayDay2020 Statement #COVID19 #RightToOrganize #ProtectAllWorkershttps://t.co/5A4iI5WYrG
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5/1
2020
Meat magnates have the power to shape the government to their will, to the extent of compelling workers to risk the… https://t.co/NRvkEtRqNI
Retweeted by Raj Patel"Whenever journalists and government VIPs would show up to tour the facilities, @TysonFoods would slow its line spe… https://t.co/yVQCIhhqi1Thanks @mazmhussain for this excellent piece, featuring @IPESfood member @cadwego: The food supply chain is not ye… https://t.co/vcV10LrAWtGreat coverage by @WarrenCornwall in @ScienceMagazine of the problems with fossil fuels #COVID19 is revealing relat… https://t.co/xr3cAkn3EP
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4/30
2020
The second part of our podcast series on the US election is out now! 🔊🔊🔊 Listen as @aaronwolfwhite and… https://t.co/dxNxCnOXyb
Retweeted by Raj PatelIs the #COVID19 crisis hitting the poorest hardest? We put your questions to @_RajPatel and @lafwilliams, Director… https://t.co/g2XjtSUl5r
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4/29
2020
What does junk food have to do with COVID-19 deaths? https://t.co/uNaenJ80X7
Retweeted by Raj PatelThe lineup is here! Check out all the amazing folks you will get to hear from this Thursday at 7pm. Stream The Food… https://t.co/CAojL9XI7G
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4/28
2020
"The disregard for the well-being of these workers is not new; it’s just that the general public is now forced to a… https://t.co/BhDJRo43yc
4/27
2020
Right now we could buy a 51% controlling stake in every major fossil fuel company for $350 billion. We could buy th… https://t.co/xdlT0aHMRv
Retweeted by Raj Patel31 days, 31 moments of decolonization! Ruth Wilson Gilmore generously gives us the end of this series by talking ab… https://t.co/IZbvH4KSvs
Retweeted by Raj PatelI'm embarrassed to have missed this: @MrChuckD 's take on the food system. https://t.co/ihGHA0uEQ9 https://t.co/Z8ZUH9DvLe"Great historical transitions occur because 'business as usual' no longer works. The powerful have a way of stickin… https://t.co/jvRAcZU3jC
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4/24
2020
.@WaldenBello unmissable as ever: "COVID-19 is so dangerous to food security because the global supply chain was in… https://t.co/FCSz4qat2DTHIS. "We must choose to make a transformational investment in a green economy that not only delivers an economic r… https://t.co/bw9901L7bG
Retweeted by Raj PatelFor Brazilian agribusiness, leaving the Amazon forested is ‘a problem’ https://t.co/DhcnhqnAnQ https://t.co/jPZsP1gimfA Phone Survey Reveals How the COVID-19 Crisis Has Affected the Urban Poor https://t.co/P0Z3nDaiis via @thewire_in #India
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4/23
2020
Peasants were kicked off the land through trade agreements. They migrated to remit money home. Under #lockdown,… https://t.co/pQinT7FPJY... and the food crisis will widen and deepen unless we take the opportunity to transform our food systems - as… https://t.co/rap7w5DvaH
Retweeted by Raj PatelOn the impact of Norman Borlaug’s work on #greenrevolution - Interview with @_RajPatel, author of "A History of the… https://t.co/9tWgPhKq5P
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4/22
2020
The climate crisis will deepen coronavirus. A green stimulus plan can tackle both | @aldatweets and @dan_kammen mak… https://t.co/m5PVKgM12b
4/20
2020
“Of the 5.8 million people working health care jobs that pay less than $30,000 a year, half are nonwhite and 83 per… https://t.co/kZcpqRFBRu
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4/18
2020
It's here! An illustrated version of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural… https://t.co/QUU56APczA
Retweeted by Raj PatelThanks @aldatweets @KateAronoff @colinreads for a fine conversation on the Hot And Bothered podcast on food, the Ne… https://t.co/Xb1OKQs0eQ#17April2020 On this International Day of Peasant's Struggles, history will remember that peasants, in times of pan… https://t.co/7QPK4tU4ISFrom South Africa, @PLAASuwc analyses why looking at food in the time of #covid19 should make us very very afraid.T… https://t.co/4eONRjaG2j @andreawoodhouse @chrisbrooke Either that, or I was about to jump his bones.
4/17
2020
Here is our FAQ for renters looking to join the movement for Rent Suspension! What is a Rent Strike? Why do it? Wh… https://t.co/MBAEzheDwD
Retweeted by Raj Patel.@tri_continental's latest, beautiful dossier: what Brazil's @MST_Oficial can teach the world about resistance, eco… https://t.co/nEkkAtvtbfSPECIAL REPORT: 10,000 cars line up in #SanAntonio, full of hungry, increasingly desperate people. Thousands alread… https://t.co/HrGGGeLoPC
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4/16
2020
What a line from @rgunns: "It’s past time to elect leaders who are fit to handle the crises we face, instead of hop… https://t.co/NAvOekeG9E
Retweeted by Raj Patel"Don’t say “heaven has gained an angel.” Tell them negligence and greed has murdered a person for choosing a career… https://t.co/dSGdxRQxrB“At the end of the day we’re not going to die from the coronavirus, but we will die of hunger”, said Lizle Manuel,… https://t.co/i1WP4Kmf0tThe New Deal wasn't given by FDR. It was taken by workers. Jim Goodman of @FamilyFarmCo and I explore the long h… https://t.co/cuUCBzyLPH
4/15
2020
Before #covid19 there were 2 billion people food insecure, and 820 million malnourished worldwide. This report -… https://t.co/lkgTfMSNuSWorkers in meat processing plants across the U.S. are falling ill with COVID-19, more evidence the industry "is not… https://t.co/NfqR2AHyfE
Retweeted by Raj PatelHey @OSHA_DOL! Food & farm workers are essential, but they're being treated like they’re disposable. Enact an emer… https://t.co/bhstRC9PQD
Retweeted by Raj PatelWhat he said👇🏾 https://t.co/YOK2Z62A7g
Retweeted by Raj PatelNEW 📰 '#COVID19 and the Crisis in #Food Systems' Communiqué by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable… https://t.co/2Mc85bw2kf
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4/14
2020
Orwell in the fields: "Wage relief" is what the White House calls it when, because of #covid19, farmworkers get a p… https://t.co/Gs64vcWbXs
4/13
2020
Recipe for disaster? Rob Wallace warned that industrial food and farming systems were a dangerous cooking pot for p… https://t.co/ZUGmbueCC4
Retweeted by Raj PatelRead @cfresssh and Brian Williams on the plantation economies, the South, food workers, and Corona: https://t.co/gyEGyIeDHp
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4/10
2020
Then how the #Covid19 #pandemic reveals the weaknesses of our globalized food system. Award-winning writer… https://t.co/UQPQBEp6OZ
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4/9
2020
Orientalism alert: "wet market" is a signifier for bad hygiene and animals piled upon each other. That's neither a… https://t.co/wuaShWT9Sx
4/8
2020
Rise in health insurance premiums due to coronavirus: USA - up to 40% Australia 0% Belgium 0% Canada 0% Chile 0% D… https://t.co/RNpmUiprlV
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4/6
2020
"Problems in the food system that have long been with us, as well as those we see developing due to #COVID19, can b… https://t.co/LdkGyIuKRp
Retweeted by Raj Patelvia @_RajPatel "New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for a… https://t.co/7Vs77DFBP9
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4/3
2020
This leak is damning, unprecedented for Amazon and evidence that it very much sees itself as fighting a two-front w… https://t.co/MMf3au3tjv
Retweeted by Raj PatelEvictions continue in #SouthAfrica. Solidarity statement below. Send org + individual endorsements to conferences@p… https://t.co/GE2iADbzZp"In industrial feedlots or CAFOs, the high number & density of genetically uniform animals & the concentration of w… https://t.co/MJ5PdvS1Ha
Retweeted by Raj PatelFor context, 15.4 million people were unemployed at the height of the Great Recession. So 6.6 million is 43% of tha… https://t.co/Hk2Y0ZrDJG
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4/2
2020
"How are we going to be indoors while our houses are being demolished?" Abahlali baseMjondolo Women’s League Statem… https://t.co/IsvrmHVa91food sovereignty in an era of authoritarian and fascist resurgence https://t.co/BCDgK6Wt51 @focussouth https://t.co/Tzv0Civ5N5RIP Martin Khor, legend of the WTO uprising in 1999. Also just an incredibly kind and decent person.… https://t.co/7006jHs05l
4/1
2020
"While the coronavirus stimulus package contains billions to support agriculture businesses hit by Covid-19 shutdow… https://t.co/Wdv6XRyX0i
Retweeted by Raj PatelWhat stage of capitalism is this? https://t.co/iyloyXm1kn
Retweeted by Raj PatelBuried in news on Friday 4pm - Trump administration disestablishes Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. #PandemicLandGrabhttps://t.co/gbQZtYtHO7
3/31
2020
While indigenous communities are told to stay home, logging and plantation companies can continue land grabbing and… https://t.co/PUlc7ozaTZ
Retweeted by Raj Patel"That’s worse than tokenist, it’s obscene." Sainath analyses the Indian government's #COVID19 policies for hundreds… https://t.co/iDrqIOmSAP
3/30
2020
I came across Charles Trevelyan in this extraordinarily interesting book from @_RajPatel and @oikeios... Very highl… https://t.co/zTIDlh2Yoi
Retweeted by Raj PatelIt's rare but rewarding when a journalist writes a piece about something you've been involved with, and captures th… https://t.co/xasogp5f1e
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3/29
2020
India's strict #coronavirus lockdown of 1.3 billion people has disrupted lives with migrant workers and the poor fa… https://t.co/C7jUZ9pJ4C
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3/27
2020

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