March 1 CAGJ Benefit at Nectar Lounge!

Sunday March 1st, 7 – 10pm Ruby Shuz & SUPERSONES Come enjoy groovy tunes & good vibes & help CAGJ raise crucial funds for 2009 organizing! Bring your friends!! $7 suggested donation (no one turned away) Location: Nectar Lounge in Fremont, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle WA 98103 21 & over only (sorry!) SuperSones play […]

Food for Thought AND Action: A Food Sovereignty Curriculum

On the occasion of World Food Day, Grassroots International and the National Family Farm Coalition are pleased to announce the release of Food for Thought And Action: A Food Sovereignty Curriculum. The curriculum is accessible online and relevant to folks interested in the impact of agricultural and trade policies on farmers and other small producers (most […]

Open Letter to Paul Collier, in response to “Politics of Hunger”

To:Editors, Foreign Affairs From:William Aal, Community Alliance for Global Justice, Seattle Lucy Jarosz, Professor, Geography, University of Washington Carol Thompson, Professor, Political Economy, Northern Arizona University Re:Open Letter to Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University, UK, in response to “Politics of Hunger,” Foreign […]

Response to Paul Collier in Foreign Affairs

In a recent article in Foreign Affairs, Paul Collier advocates “slaying three giants” to end the food crisis “peasant agriculture, fear of scientific agriculture and the myth of biofuels to overcome US oil dependence.”  CAGJ member William Aal, our recent guest Carol Thompson of Northern Arizona University and Lucy Jarosz of UW have written a […]

Feb 19: Mexico Unconquered/Mexico No Conquistado – Join us for an evening of music, film, photos and discussion!

CAGJ Event Thursday February 19, 2009, 7 – 10pm Mexico Unconquered: Join us for an evening of music, film, photos and discussion! Journalist and activist John Gibler will give a short talk about his new book, “Mexico Unconquered: Chronicles of Power and Revolt”, City Lights Books, 2009.   “Mexico Unconquered is an evocative report on the […]

Over 400 People Attend Teach-In on Food Crisis

More than 400 people attended the “Confronting the Food Crisis: Cultivating Just Alternatives to the Corporate Food System” Teach-in on December 5th and 6th. This was a huge turnout that far surpassed our expectations! A big thank you goes out to all the speakers, co-sponsors, volunteers, and allies who made it happen. We couldn’t have […]

United Students for Fair Trade Convergence

United Students for Fair Trade Convergence, “Fair Trade: Taking It Forward” University of Washington HUB, Seattle November 7-10, 2008 About the Convergence: The Convergence will include workshops on Fair Trade that range from Fair Trade basics to in-depth workshops on specific aspects of Fair Trade. Representatives of different companies, cooperatives, and organizations will demonstrate the […]

CAGJ Signs Call to Action to Confront Food Crisis!

Today CAGJ signed on to the Call to Action of the US Working Group on the Food Crisis, an ad hoc group of organizations from around the US, representing various sectors of the food system, including anti-hunger, family farm, community food security, environmental, international aid, labor, food justice, consumer, and other groups. We do not […]

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 […]