Presidential Candidates on Agriculture, Trade, and Development

Unedited version of an article in CAGJ’s November Newsletter, compiled by Ashley Fent. Please note that CAGJ does not endorse any presidential candidate. Speaking as an individual, it is my opinion that neither of the two dominant parties plans a progressive overhaul of the system-rather, both McCain and Obama have interests that often inform their […]

Confronting the Food Crisis Teach-in Update

THIS Friday & Saturday! TEACH-IN: “Confronting the Food Crisis: Cultivating Just Alternatives to the Corporate Food System.” The Teach-In is FREE and open to the public – no registration necessary! Come enjoy part or all of the program on Saturday (we are informally trying to gauge how many people to expect, so feel free to […]

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Nov 2: Sustainable Alternatives to a Culture in Crisis, Celebrate Madison Market’s 30th Aniversary

Come hear CAGJ’s Director, Heather Day, and two of CAGJ’s Advisory Board members, Viki Sonntag and Derek Hoshiko, speak on a panel with other “local food heroes” at Madison Market’s 30th Anniversary event at Hugo House! **** Living our Cooperative Values: Sustainable Alternatives to a Culture in Crisis Sunday November 2 at Richard Hugo House, […]

Thanks for making our annual Movie in the Park a success!

Our annual Movie in the Park event on September 13th, in partnership with Lettuce Link and hosted by Marra Farm, was great! About 80 people enjoyed roasted corn, a potluck, and films focusing on radical food politics in Cuba and the autonomous Zaptista communities in Mexico. Thank you to everyone who came, and those that […]

AGRA Watch Letter to Scientific American

Read AGRA Watch’s letter to Scientific American, in response to their article, “Food Shortage Aid Should Start with Lessons in Agriculture.” Please check back to see if they publish it! Editors: In regards to your article “Food Shortage Aid Should Start with Lessons in Agriculture.” [Aug 2008], isn’t it time that groups in wealthy developed […]

“Battle in Seattle” premieres Sept 19: help build the People’s History of the Battle of Seattle!

On Friday September 19 “Battle in Seattle”, the major-motion picture about the WTO protests, will finally open in Seattle and other cities. The film is director Stuart Townsend’s first, and stars Andre Benjamin, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Rodriguez, Channing Tatum, and Charlize Theron in a fictionalized account of the week of protests, including some archival footage. […]

Movies in the Park!

Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) and Lettuce Link invites one and all to our annual Movie in the Park! Featuring “The Greening of Cuba” and “Zapata’s Garden” When: Saturday, September 13, 2008, 7:00 PM Rain or Shine! Where: Marra Farm 9026 4th Ave S. (Located in the South Park Neighborhood, just south of S. […]

WTO Talks Fail Again

Another round of World Trade Organization talks collapsed on July 29th, largely due to India’s insistence that they be able to protect farmers from a surge of agricultural imports from rich nations. Efforts to complete the “Doha” Round of negotiations, begun in 2001, have continually failed, as countries of the Global South have insisted on […]

Derailing Doha and the Pathway to a New Paradigm

How WTO’s collapse clears the way to solve today’s food, fuel, and financial crises By Victor Menotti, International Forum on Globalization July 30, 2008 Seeing the Sweep of History As experts dissect the collapse of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Doha round of global trade talks to explain its causes and effects, many are missing […]