Overview of the Sakuma Bros. Farm Berry Boycott

By Christina Leal, CAGJ activist Familias Unidas por la Justicia, an AFL CIO-endorsed member union based in Burlington, Washington, formed in the summer of 2013 in response to racial harassment, wage theft, and other labor malpractices faced by farmworkers at the Sakuma Brothers Farms, Inc. The union has since supported eight strikes and has been […]

Another Court Victory for Familias Unidas por La Justicia

The farmworker union Familias Unidas Por la Jusitica has won another court case! The union has been organizing for workers rights and a fair contract at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm and calling for a Driscoll’s and Sakuma berries boycott until a fair contract is signed. The recent court case forces policy changes around visitors to […]

“Fast Track” for New Corporate Trade Deal Trans-Pacific Partnership Looms

Hundreds of corporate negotiators (like Wal-Mart, Zymogenetics, and Cargill) and government officials are meeting in secret to draft a massive new trade agreement they call the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Skeptics are calling it NAFTA on steroids. The TPP would tear down trade regulations in Pacific rim countries from Vietnam to Chile under an agreement […]

Starting to unpack the TPP, NAFTA and food sovereignty

By Allison Mountjoy CAGJ’s Food Justice Project I recently traveled to New Orleans for the first time and where did I find myself on the first day but the New Orleans food co-op. For my sister, who was traveling with me, it was not surprising when I spent thirty minutes looking through produce and taking […]

No More NAFTAs: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership! International Day of Action

Friday, January 31st 2014 Noon Westlake Center 400 Pine St, Seattle The rally is part of an Inter-Continental Day of Action, in solidarity with our trade justice allies in Mexico, Canada and across the U.S. Community Alliance for Global Justice grew out of the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization, and has continued to oppose […]

NAFTA & the Zapatista Uprising: 20 Years Since, 20 Years Next

By Chris Iberle, Food Justice Project Co-Chair We stumble upon two intertwined anniversaries on this New Year’s Day, 2014. With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) looming, a new trade pact based on the broken model of corporate globalization, we mark 20 years since NAFTA went into effect. The Zapatista uprising, timed to coincide with the implementation […]

Fair Trade for the Holidays

CAGJ Holiday Fundraiser Give Fair Trade and CAGJ Gifts this Season! DEADLINE EXTENDED – Place your order by Thursday, December 19 at Noon OR DONATE TO CAGJ & receive beautiful gifts!! CAGJ is offering end of the year gifts in appreciation for those who donate before January 1. Donate $100 or become $10 Monthly Sustainer […]

Gaining Ground on Fight to Label Genetically Engineered Foods

By Ronnie Cummins Reposted with permission from EcoWatch. “The ground we gained in Washington, in the form of votes, is nothing compared with the ground—in the form of soil and farms and fields—we plan to take back from Monsanto in the months and years ahead. Watch out, Monsanto. We have plans. And those plans include taking […]

Have You Thanked a Food Worker Yet?

By Andrea Lindsay, Food Justice Project Volunteer Last week, the Food Chain Workers Alliance put out the call to “thank a food worker” and take action as part of the second annual International Food Workers Week. In addition to attracting significant media coverage and raising money to support food workers around the country, the Food […]