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 […]

Thanks for making our second SLEE Dinner and Fair a success!

Thanks to dozens of volunteers, hundreds of attendees, farmers, tabling organizations, sponsors and donors, and many others, our second annual Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere gathering was a huge success! Despite the last-minute date change, the event was very well attended. During the fair, Washington wine, beers, oysters and appetizers were served while over 50 organizations […]

Four Categories of Problems with AGRA

Political • uses tax-exempt foundation money to act without accountability • uses influence to monopolize discussions of development and agriculture • promotes solutions decided upon undemocratically, by people whose authority has not been conferred by the populace and whose frame of reference is the Global North • frames the problem as African production, rather than […]