Battle in Seattle 20 Years Later: Activists Honor History and Today’s Movements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Heather Day, Community Alliance for Global Justice: 206-724-2243  heather@cagj.org Kristen Beifus, UFCW 21: 206-992-7913  kbeifus@ufcw21.org     Battle in Seattle 20 Years Later: Activists Honor History and Today’s Movements SEATTLE, WA November 29, 2019 – Twenty years ago, over 50,000 people took to the streets of Seattle on November 30th […]

CAGJ’s End of Year Appeal & 2019 Accomplishments

Many of you will will receive our end of year letter in the mail this week. If not, here is what you missed! Thank you for donating generously to CAGJ during this giving season, to help us continue to build the global food sovereignty movement! Dear CAGJ Friend:                                                                                               We write to you in the […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: 20th Anniversary of Battle in Seattle, Activists Honor History & Today’s Movements

MEDIA ADVISORY Media Contacts: Heather Day, Community Alliance for Global Justice: 206-724-2243  heather@cagj.org Kristen Beifus, UFCW 21: 206-992-7913  kbeifus@ufcw21.org     On 20th Anniversary of Battle in Seattle, Activists Honor History and Today’s Movements   SEATTLE, WA November 25, 2019 – This Saturday November 30th marks twenty years since the historic grassroots uprising that shut […]

Save Our Food, Free the Seed.

Save Our Food. Free the Seed. Written by Dan Barber for The New York Times Summarized by Becca Fogel   In 2018, Monsanto, the largest seed producer in the world at the time, was acquired by German company Bayer, making it the world’s largest agrochemical and seed company. Today, four companies, Corteva, ChemChina, Bayer and […]

The Battle for the Future of Food in Africa

Published by Common Dreams Written by Million Belay, Timothy A. Wise Last month in Ghana, Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, congratulated an illustrious group of corporate and government leaders for “leapfrogging into the future” in their efforts to “modernize” African agriculture with high-yield commercial seeds, fertilizers, and other technologies. Unfortunately, […]

SAT NOV 30: Another World is Possible! WTO+20 at Town Hall Seattle

Community Alliance for Global Justice, UFCW 21 & Town Hall Seattle present: Another World is Possible! WTO+20 How a People’s Uprising Shut-Down the World Trade Organization in ‘99 & Why it Matters for Today’s Movements for Justice SAT NOV 30, 2019: 10AM – 4PM; Doors open at 9AM Location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, […]

Report-back: Kenyan Partners Visit Seattle!

Earlier this fall, CAGJ found out that our long-time Kenyan partners would be making a trip to the west coast, and we jumped on the opportunity to have them visit us in Seattle. Samuel and Peris Nderitu, the founders of G-BIACK: Grow Biointensive Agriculture Centre of Kenya, and their two children Keith and Anet joined […]

Resounding no to Monsanto’s ‘bogus’ GM drought tolerant maize

Published by ACBio Written by Deidre May Summary by Becca Fogel, AGRA Watch intern After more than 10 years of fighting Monsanto’s drought-tolerant maize project, the South African Minister of Agriculture upheld the decision to reject Monsanto’s application for commercial cultivation; the decision came after the failure of the GM varieties to increase yield under […]