Press Coverage of WTO Protests 10 Years Later

Though the mainstream Seattle media focused on mostly on confrontations, tear gas, and “where were you?” person-on-the-street reminiscing, some outlets took the 10 year anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle as a point to look at the future, what’s happened since, and where we go from here.  Below are just a few articles and […]

N30 Events in Seattle

After taking action during the day for climate justice, fair trade, and immigrant rights, take the evening to reflect and celebrate the WTO+10 throughout Seattle… 6 p.m. “Today We Have the Power” produced by Christopher Timm, at University of Washington, Johnson Hall. Click here for more information. 7 p.m. “Nov 30, 2009: Ten Years to […]

Seattle Times writes ill-conceived Korea FTA editorial, WAFTC and CAGJ respond

The Seattle Times Editorial Board penned a piece promoting the same outdated, irresponsible, and damaging neoliberal trade model that was at the center of protests that shut down the WTO almost ten years ago.  Seattle responded!  See the original editorial, with several responses from CAGJ members and allies, below. Ratify Korea trade pact Seattle Times […]

Few questions, more praise, for Siddiqui at confirmation hearing

  Few questions, more praise, for Siddiqui at confirmation hearing Monday November 09 2009 Volume: 51 Issue: 36   Food Chemical News   No fewer than 80 chiefly environmental advocacy groups have issued a statement painting Islam Siddiqui as too pro-pesticide and biotech to be chief agricultural negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative. Regardless, most […]

Report on Day 2 of Community Food Security Coalition Conference

Today’s plenary addressed how to resist and/or engage with corporate power in ways that advance the struggle for a just food and health system. One of the speakers, Eduardo Sanchez,  brilliantly connected the food system to the health care system, and suggested that following the current “reforms” of US health care only replicate the same […]

Report on Day 1 of Community Food Security Coalition Conference

Today Travis English, Ashley Fent and Heather Day of CAGJ participated in ‘From People Power to Public Policy: A Gathering of Local and State Food Policy Councils’, our first day in Des Moines, Iowa.  We’ve been following the success of Seattle’s Acting Food Policy Council (FPC), and its recent homelessness and limbo, due to budget […]

Climate Justice or Climate Chaos?

So read a circular banner on a locked-down street in San Francisco on Sept. 21st.  Organized by the Mobilization for Climate Justice West, a coalition of groups calling for urgent, direct action in response to climate change, the action comes as a part of a week of activity around the G20 meetings in Pittsburgh.  There, […]

Submit a recipe for “Our Food, Our Right” – DEADLINE Oct 10th!

As we move forward this fall in finishing the first edition of the Food Justice Project’s activist guide and recipe book “Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice”, we are still looking for RECIPE SUBMISSIONS, creative art and poetry, and whatever else you think should be included! Now is the time to submit your […]

CAGJ Receives Food Sovereignty Award!

CAGJ is honored to have been awarded the Food Sovereignty Honorable Mention Prize, along with the Toronto Food Policy Council and the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Kenya). La Via Campesina – the international movement of peasants who introduced the idea of “food sovereignty” – won the prize.   Central Co-op’s Madison Market nominated […]