CAGJ Update: Long-Overdue Wal-Mart Uprisings Begin!

By Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair Wal-Mart’s unfair labor policies have been a concern of worker’s rights activists for decades but they managed to avoid a retail strike until fairly recently. On October 4th, 60 Wal-Mart employees…

Hunger is Political: Food Sovereignty Prize Honors Social Movements

By Tanya Kerssen,  a researcher at Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy and author of the forthcoming book Grabbing Power: The New Struggles for Land, Food and Democracy in Northern Honduras (Food First Books 2013)….

Dec. 7: CAGJ Book Release PARTY!

Click here to order the book directly from CAGJ on our website. SEATTLE: Friday December 7th, 7 – 9 pm Come celebrate the 2nd Edition of Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice! Hosted by Burke Museum, North end…

CAGJ Food Day Walmart Action Report & Press Round-up!

Action Report by Marisa Hendron, CAGJ Book Group coordinator See more photos in CAGJ’s facebook album! Check out our informational leaflet!  FINAL FLYER On October 24, a dozen CAGJ volunteers and UFCW organizers celebrated US Food…

Local Activists Celebrate National Food Day by Protesting a Possible New Wal-Mart Store In Seattle’s Central District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 24, 2012 Contact: Heather Day, Cell: 206-724-2243, Email: hred2011@gmail.com Concerned Seattle residents will raise neighborhood awareness about Wal-Mart’s negative impact on workers, tax-payers, community members, farmers and eaters. Oct 24, 2012 –…

What Farm Bill Inaction Means for Farmers and Food Sovereignty

By Sara Mersha, reprinted from Grassroots International September 24th, 2012 The Farm Bill presented Congress with an opportunity to change some of the fundamental structures of our food system, by creating a farmer-owned reserve and establishing…

Life Without a Farm Bill: What’s at Stake?

October 1st, 2012, By National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition As of today, our nation’s food and farm policy in the form of the 2008 Farm Bill has officially expired, with no workable replacement. There are many who…

Treaty Like It’s 1999: Connecting the Dots on Trade – From Japan, Raj Patel…

From Japan, Raj Patel on the expansion of the Trans-Pacific trade agreement and the homegrown battle to stop it. by Raj Patel posted May 25, 2012, Reprinted from Yes! Magazine Although it seems they fell out…