Amnesty International on Economic and Food Crises

To view the article, click here. Economic, Food Crises Worsen Human Rights Abuses By Joe DeCapua Washington D.C 28 May 2009 Amnesty International has released its annual report on the state of the world’s human rights and it warns the global economic and food crises are contributing to billions of people suffering from insecurity, injustice […]

Take Action! Tell Congress Not to Force GE Crops on Other Countries!

From the Center for Food Safety: An effort to fight global poverty and hunger may become a Trojan horse to force genetically engineered crops on countries and farmers that do not want them. In the Senate, Senators Bob Casey (D-Penn.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) introduced the Global Food Security Act, which increases funding for agricultural research […]

DRAFT CALL TO ACTION: 10th Anniversary of 1999 WTO Protests

CAGJ will be working over the summer with others to build a broad alliance of individuals & organizations to make a Call for Actions this Fall.  Look for an updated Call in September. Community Alliance for Global Justice calls on all activists fighting for justice locally and globally to come together again in Seattle in […]

Green Revolution is a bust in India

Two recent stories on NPR point to the limitations of the 1st green revolution, listen to them or read their transcripts in the links below. Green Revolution’ Trapping India’s Farmers In Debt ……The groundwater problem has touched off an economic chain reaction. As the farmers dig deeper to find groundwater, they have to install ever […]

Technology and Revolutions – the Gates Foundation and African Agriculture: AGRA Watch Short-course

YOU ARE INVITED by Community Alliance for Global Justice to ‘Technology and  Revolutions – the Gates Foundation and African Agriculture’, a short-course presented by AGRA Watch.  Please join us for presentations and facilitated discussions on the key issues surrounding the work of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Wed. April 1st: Deconstructing […]

Confronting the Food Crisis Teach-in Session Notes

We are very excited to post notes from many of the sessions during our Teach-in, which happened this past December. Thank you to all the volunteer note-takers who compiled this information for us! Click here to view the session notes in a PDF document. Please feel free to browse these notes to get a feel […]

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 […]

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 […]