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At last weekend’s The People’s Forum, Honduran farmworker and union organizer Ahrax Mayorga and Larry Ginter, a white, third-generation Iowa farmer, shared the stage, both dressed in plaid
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Mayorga described the fight for workers’ rights in Honduras, saying, “until U.S. trade policy and transnational corporations respect the right to organize, the poverty and violence that we face will only increase, and these are the root causes that force us to flee.” “When I hear stories like this, it makes me outraged,” Ginter said. “Transnational corporations continue to trample on the rights of farmers in Iowa, and the rights of farmworkers in countries like Honduras.” Both were speaking to Senator Bernie Sanders at The People’s Forum, a five-hour, political event held in Des Moines, Iowa, which provided the audience a...