20th Century Land Reforms in Guatemala vs. Mexico

Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Eric Fleischmann

“Malcolm X once said that all ‘[r]evolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality.’ From the Marxist-influenced Landless Workers Movement seizing unused land in Brazil to Indigenous #LandBack efforts in North America, the struggle over land — both as a means of production and as a sacred source of life — rages on. And no wonder, when large-scale absentee ownership of land is unilaterally enforced by state interventions all over the world, enabling, just in the United States, 100 wealthy families to own 640 million acres (about the size of New England), 25 individual land barons to own 20 million acres (nearly 1% of the country), and Bill Gates himself to be the largest agricultural land owner in the country.” (05/18/23)