The Pacific Coast Farm-Worker Rebellion by David Bacon in The Nation

From Baja California to Washington State, indigenous farm workers are standing up for their rights

David Bacon  

A burned-out concrete blockhouse—the former police station—squats on one side of the only divided street in Vicente Guerrero, half a mile from Baja California’s transpeninsular highway. Just across the street lies the barrio of Nuevo (New) San Juan Copala, one of the first settlements of migrant farm workers here in the San Quintín Valley, named after their hometown in Oaxaca.

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photo courtesy of David Bacon

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