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Coachella Valley, California, a palmero working in a grove of date palms. Climbing up a ladder he pollinates the buds that will become the dates, and ties the bunch together with string. Once up in the tree he moves around on the fronds themselves  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Coachella Valley, California, a palmero working in a grove of date palms. Climbing up a ladder he pollinates the buds that will become the dates, and ties the bunch together with string. Once up in the tree he moves around on the fronds themselves
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Coachella Valley, California. memorial to two palmeros killed when the platform they were working on came into contact with an electric power line. The crane was leaking oil and one worker was electrocuted while the other burned to death. Both were Mexican immigrants. Other workers built this memorial to them on the corner of 68th Avenue and Highway 86, in the Mexican tradition  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Coachella Valley, California. memorial to two palmeros killed when the platform they were working on came into contact with an electric power line. The crane was leaking oil and one worker was electrocuted while the other burned to death. Both were Mexican immigrants. Other workers built this memorial to them on the corner of 68th Avenue and Highway 86, in the Mexican tradition
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cincinnati, Ohio: shackle on the floor of an early 1800s slave pen, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad The building confined slaves until they could be sold further south by Kentucky slave trader Captain John W Anderson  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Cincinnati, Ohio: shackle on the floor of an early 1800s slave pen, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad The building confined slaves until they could be sold further south by Kentucky slave trader Captain John W Anderson
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Cincinnati, Ohio: textile artwork by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Cincinnati, Ohio: textile artwork by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad
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Cincinnati, Ohio: textile artwork by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Cincinnati, Ohio: textile artwork by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad
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Cincinnati, Ohio: replica of an early Ku Klux Klan robe used soon after the Civil War. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad  © Jim West/reportdigital.co.uk

Cincinnati, Ohio: replica of an early Ku Klux Klan robe used soon after the Civil War. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum of the history of slavery and the underground railroad
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Blockade of truckers and farmers demanding Calais Jungle refugee camp closure joined by Port of Calais dockers. France.© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Blockade of truckers and farmers demanding Calais Jungle refugee camp closure joined by Port of Calais dockers. France
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Blockade of truckers and farmers demanding Calais Jungle refugee camp closure joined by Port of Calais dockers. France.© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Blockade of truckers and farmers demanding Calais Jungle refugee camp closure joined by Port of Calais dockers. France
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Romanian and Bulgarian migrant workers harvesting broad beans, Warwickshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Romanian and Bulgarian migrant workers harvesting broad beans, Warwickshire
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California USA UFW Union organisers recruiting farmworkers at lunchtime during a union organizing campaign after Klein Management Company cut workers wages. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA UFW Union organisers recruiting farmworkers at lunchtime during a union organizing campaign after Klein Management Company cut workers wages. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico
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California USA, Farmworkers celebrating the result of the vote for a union, the UFW, Workers at the Klein Management Company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election supervised by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA, Farmworkers celebrating the result of the vote for a union, the UFW, Workers at the Klein Management Company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election supervised by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico
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California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk
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California USA, Farmworkers celebrating the result of the vote for a union, the UFW, Workers at the Klein Management Company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election supervised by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA, Farmworkers celebrating the result of the vote for a union, the UFW, Workers at the Klein Management Company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election supervised by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB). Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk
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California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk
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California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

California USA, Farmworkers rally after work to show support for their union, the UFW, at Klein Management Company. Workers at the company pick blueberries. After the company cut their wages, workers stopped work, and then voted for the union in an election. Most workers are indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. Locals have suffered health damage because of exposure to heavy metals from the mine.  Rios Leon holds a list of all the heavy metals found in a test of his blood. Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. Locals have suffered health damage because of exposure to heavy metals from the mine. Rios Leon holds a list of all the heavy metals found in a test of his blood. Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, The drum and bugle corps of  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, The drum and bugle corps of Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, The drum and bugle corps of  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, The drum and bugle corps of Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Sergio Tolano head of Section 65 of the miners union, Los Mineros speaking at a rally.  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Sergio Tolano head of Section 65 of the miners union, Los Mineros speaking at a rally. Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Heriberto Verdugo leader of Los Mineros in Cananea speaking at a rally.  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Heriberto Verdugo leader of Los Mineros in Cananea speaking at a rally. Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Martha Patricia Velarde Ortega, leader of the local community resisting the contamination of the river, speaking at a rally.  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Martha Patricia Velarde Ortega, leader of the local community resisting the contamination of the river, speaking at a rally. Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Manny Armenta an orginizer from the U.S. union for miners, the USW, which has supported the strikers in Cananea and their union, speaking at a rally.  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Manny Armenta an orginizer from the U.S. union for miners, the USW, which has supported the strikers in Cananea and their union, speaking at a rally. Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico,  Juan Linares of the miners union, Los Mineros at a rally.  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Juan Linares of the miners union, Los Mineros at a rally. Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
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Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon
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Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon
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Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon
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Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon
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David Handley Chairman of  FFA. Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

David Handley Chairman of FFA. Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon
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David Handley Chairman of  FFA. Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

David Handley Chairman of FFA. Farmers demanding better prices for milk blockade the Iceland distribution centre, Swindon
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Athens, Greece: Farmers from Greek Crete a protest against a property tax on agricultural plots of land. © Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision/reportdigital.co.uk

Athens, Greece: Farmers from Greek Crete a protest against a property tax on agricultural plots of land.
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