Join us for a Community Meeting!

Wednesday, Jan 29th, 2014 6:30pm-8:30 pm Location: University Christian Church – 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle (where 2013 SLEE Dinner was held) Food provided! ALL are welcome! CAGJ is kicking off 2014 with a Community Meeting to discuss and share all of our upcoming work. This year promises to be a busy year–from our ongoing […]

NAFTA & the Zapatista Uprising: 20 Years Since, 20 Years Next

By Chris Iberle, Food Justice Project Co-Chair We stumble upon two intertwined anniversaries on this New Year’s Day, 2014. With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) looming, a new trade pact based on the broken model of corporate globalization, we mark 20 years since NAFTA went into effect. The Zapatista uprising, timed to coincide with the implementation […]

Donate to CAGJ this Giving Season

You care about food sovereignty, in Seattle, the US, Africa & everywhere. You are a fighter for food justice. You expect social justice to be woven into the fabric of the food movement. You know that a just economy means workers’ rights are respected, throughout the food chain. You have seen the power of social […]

Food Injustice through International Trade

By Vanessa Lopez, CAGJ Food Justice Project Volunteer It isn’t a mistake that the average person knows next to nothing about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). It’s a secret trade agreement being negotiated by several countries in the Pacific Rim based on investor interests, unbalanced power dynamics, and corporate values. If the TPP is enacted, […]

CAGJ is hiring part-time Organizing Director!

CAGJ Organizing Director Job Description Application Due: Friday, November 15th, 2013 Location:  Seattle, WA Start Date: Jan 6, 2014 Salary: 15 – 18K for 20 hours/week, depending on experience About CAGJ: CAGJ is a volunteer led, membership-based organization founded in 2001 by Seattle-area activists who helped to organize the historic shutdown of the World Trade Organization […]

Fall 2013: Call for CAGJ Volunteers & Interns!

Happy Fall!  This is the time of year we seek new interns, and we’re also looking for a few motivated individuals to join our team of organizers as volunteers leading important areas of our work.  We will provide training and support, and you will contribute in significant ways to the global fight for food sovereignty! […]

Ecological ‘Wake-Up’ Call Counters Corporate-Friendly ‘Free’ Trade

Published on Monday, September 23, 2013 by Common Dreams – Andrea Germanos, staff writer Report from UN body on sustainable agriculture stands ‘in stark contrast to the accelerated push for new free trade agreements, including the TPP’ The world needs to “wake up before it is too late” and usher in a paradigm shift in […]

The Struggle Continues for Workers in Bangladesh

By Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair On Saturday 9/21, Garment Sramik Samannay Parishad, a federation of garment trade unions, organized a rally of over 50,000 workers to demand improved working conditions and an increase to the minimum monthly salary to about $100. Bangladesh’s apparel industry, which supplies many Western brands such as Walmart, Gap and Macy’s, […]

2013 Food Sovereignty Prize Honors Grassroots Initiatives in Haiti, Brazil, Basque Country, Mali and India

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 13, 2013 NEW YORK CITY—Five innovative grassroots groups from across the globe working for democratic access to land, seeds, water and food have been honored with the 2013 Food Sovereignty Prize, the US Food Sovereignty Alliance announced today. Winners of the fifth annual Food Sovereignty Prize were chosen from among […]

Sept 7: 7th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner!

7th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner! Saturday, September 7th, 2013 NEW Location: University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE Tickets available AT THE DOOR TONIGHT STARTING AT 5PM! Tickets are sliding scale, $40-$100. Kids are only $10. We sell out, so get yours soon! Or be a Table Captain and organize a table of […]