CAGJ-U.S. Social Forum Report-Back, Wed 8/25

CAGJ-U.S. Social Forum Report-Back Wed August 25th,
6:30-9:00pm Location: Hidmo Eritrean Restaurant (20th & Jackson in Central District, 2000 S. Jackson St.) Six of CAGJ’s members who traveled to Detroit in June for the US Social Forum will share their experiences and highlight the critical national organizing strategies they encountered in areas of food justice, food […]

US Social Forum Food Sovereignty Declaration

CAGJ members participated in the US Peoples Movement Assembly (PMA) on Food Justice and Sovereignty at the US Social Forum that produced this statement, and we are excited to share it with you today!  It includes the very exciting development of the new US Food Sovereignty Alliance ( a re-working of the former US Food […]

More Reports from Detroit & US Social Forum

Please read more reports from US Social Forum by CAGJ and others below! 1. Report on “Detroit Highlighted: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network / Earthworks Urban Farm”, by Heather Day (below) 2. 2nd report on the US Social Forum by Mark Engler, “Social Forum Moments to Combat Cynicism” (below) 3. Democracy Now interviewed legendary […]

More blog posts from the US Social Forum!

Here are a couple more posts from the US Social Forum – still more to come! 6/25/10, by Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair Workshops: Social Movement Strategies and Tactics for Rebuilding Local Food Economies Keeping it Real: Embodying Alliance in the Quest for Real Food PMA: Food Sovereignty I got an early start since I carpooled […]

2nd Blog Post from US Social Forum

Here are a couple more posts from the US Social Forum – more to come! Strategies for Building Food Sovereignty -Notes by Heather Day, CAGJ Director Ben Burkett – National Family Farm Coalition Strategies employed by African American farmers.  Farm started as homestead in central 1800’s. Main strategy we use is cooperatives.  Farmers are organized […]

CAGJ blogs from US Social Forum in Detroit!

CAGJ has a large contingent of activists at the US Social Forum in Detroit this week!  The Forum started on Tuesday with an opening march and ceremony. All day workshops and plenaries and music and daily protests and meeting people began in full force Wednesday. Today we send some reflections from our journey, and notes […]

ACTION ALERT: Say NO to Genetically Engineered Alfalfa!!

From the Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network: Hi Folks, The Network is extremely concerned about the impacts that releasing GE alfalfa (ie. Round Up Ready Alfalfa) would have in this state.  Contamination from RRAlfalfa to organic farms could ruin the organic farming in this state.  International markets do not want genetically engineered alfalfa and would not […]

Call to Action: June 4th, Stand with Haiti’s Farmers!

CALL TO ACTION! Join AGRA Watch Friday June 4, 2010, as we march in solidarity with Haitian farmers, who have committed to burning Monsanto’s incoming donation of hybrid maize and vegetable seeds, which have been treated with highly toxic pesticides. The Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) has condemned the shipment, and has insisted that Haiti’s […]

AGRA Watch releases position paper

“Standing Up for Food Sovereignty: AGRA Watch Position Paper on Lugar-Casey Global Food Security Act, Genetic Engineering, and the Gates Foundation” By AGRA Watch members Ashley Fent, Phil Bereano, and Katie Talbot May 18, 2010 Download the PDF here! Full text: AGRA Watch formed in 2008 to challenge the Gates Foundation’s participation in the problematic […]