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“Food security, or food slavery?” Faith leaders and farmers demand that the Gates Foundation stop funding industrial agriculture in Africa, and fund agroecology instead

Following the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome in July – a prequel to the upcoming Summit in New York, this September – faith communities from across Africa have been calling attention to the far-reaching consequences of current industrial agricultural models. On June 4th, the Southern African Faith Communities’ Institute (SAFCEI) sent an […]

Report-back: Field Trip to Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad

Edgar (left) and Ramon (right) share their learning process with growing nopales in Washington state. Photo Credit: Mikhaila Gonzales Blog post by Mikhaila Gonzales, Spark Northwest Sweating after a few moments in their greenhouse, Mia, Quest and I, together with members of Community Alliance for Global Justice, listened as Ramon Torres, founding member of Cooperativa […]

Press Release: Hundreds of grassroots organizations to oppose the UN Food Systems Summit

Media contact Marion Girard, Media officer at the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM) for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) marion.girard.cisneros@csm4cfs.org Civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations launch a global counter-mobilization against the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit from 25 to 28 July 2021 in Rome and online.  Rome, Italy. […]

TUES 7/27 Webinar: Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movements & the Role of Solidarity

Photo credit: Valerie Segrest TUES July 27, 6-7:30PM PDT Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movements & the Role of Solidarity Register to receive the Zoom link How is an Indigenous lens on Food Sovereignty unique, and what is the role of non-Natives to act in solidarity with Indigenous-led movements? We will hear from Pacific Northwest scholars and […]

“Disarming Gates”: Participatory Theater at the Gates Foundation July 16, 2021

“Disarming Gates”: Participatory Theater at the Gates Foundation Global Action Against the United Nations Food Systems Summit #FoodSystems4People July 16, 2021 – Download the flyer! Did you know? Bill Gates controls more than just land, financial flows, and policy in the US and around the world–he and his foundation have amassed an enormous and undemocratic […]

FRI 7/16: “Disarming Gates” Action at Gates Foundation

FRI July 16, 12:00 – 1:00 PM PDT “Disarming Gates”: Participatory Theater at the Gates Foundation Global Action Against the United Nations Food Systems Summit Location: 440 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98109 Registration appreciated but not required. Help publicize: Share the Facebook event. On Friday, July 16th at 12pm, we invite you to join CAGJ/AGRA […]

Registration Now Open: Rise Up! Summer School 2021

Cultivating Care, Growing Movements CAGJ’s Rise Up! Summer School is a free, 3-month political education and leadership development program for community members, where we create space to collectively develop tools and analysis to strengthen the global food sovereignty movement. This year, we will dig into the root of movement building — creating more space for […]

CAGJ is hiring: AGRA Watch Consultant

Community Alliance for Global Justice is hiring a full-time consultant to lead AGRA Watch research and communications in the build up to the United Nations Food Systems Summit. Deadline to apply: June 11, 2021. AGRA Watch Consultant Job Description About AGRA Watch: AGRA Watch is a campaign of Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ). CAGJ […]

About 50 people in front of the Gates Foundation sign with protest signs and banners.

Report-back on COVID Vaccine Trade Justice Mobilizations

Update May 5th: We just got the INCREDIBLE news that the Biden administration will support the TRIPS waiver in WTO negotiations currently taking place with the goal of making Covid vaccines more accessible, particularly in the global south. Going against the wishes of the pharmaceutical companies and Bill Gates, “President Biden’s support for the TRIPS […]