Bt Cotton No Aid to Textiles Sector but a Trapdoor for Unsafe Food

Summarized by Rebecca Fogel, CAGJ Intern In this article Anne Maina, national coordinator of the Kenya Biodiversity Coalition (KBioC), sounds the alarm about the introduction of Bt cotton in Kenya. (CAGJ leaders met with Anne and KBioC when they visited Kenya in 2009, and again in Senegal this past November.) Over the past few months, […]

CAGJ is hiring 2019 SLEE Dinner Organizer

2019 SLEE Dinner Organize: Apply by Feb 6 The Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE) Dinner is the signature event of Community Alliance for Global Justice. Both a community event and fundraiser, the goal of SLEE is to build the local and global movements for food justice and food sovereignty by: Raising awareness and educating about […]

Africa Group captured by colonial medicine, agribusiness and US military interests on gene drives at UN Biodiversity Conference

By: Mariam Mayet, Lim Li Ching and Eva Sirinathsinghji Original article: https://acbio.org.za/en/africa-group-captured-colonial-medicine-agribusiness-and-us-military-interests-gene-drives-un Reposted by: Becca Fogel At the recent UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the African Group – the regional negotiating body representing African countries – blocked a proposal to temporarily halt the release of gene-drive mosquitoes, which are being promoted by the Gates Foundation as an […]

CAGJ Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, by Anand Giridharadas

By John Fawcett-Long, CAGJ Member If you are looking for a high-level assessment of current, elite philanthropy I highly recommend Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World released in 2018. The book presents a lucid and powerful critique of the market-focused and anti-democratic ideology of much of current philanthropy. Giridharadas is a […]

TUES Jan 15: What is a Gene Drive? Food Justice Project Discussion

TUES Jan 15, 2019 6:30 – 8:30PM You are Invited to a Food Justice Project Discussion! What are Gene Drives? Controversy erupted on the international stage at the recent UN Meetings on Biological Diversity, where civil society groups including CAGJ called for a global moratorium on any release of engineered gene drives, citing the need […]

Last appeal of 2018: Reflections on a year of Solidarity in Action

Dear CAGJ Community 2018 has been a full year for CAGJ! We started some exciting new political education and leadership development work, strengthened strategic alliances, and co-organized many events. Before 2018 ends, help sustain CAGJ into the new year with a one-time or monthly gift! Reflecting on the past year, the theme of “Solidarity in […]

Special Appeal: Kelly Lake reflects on memorable experiences in 2018!

Dear CAGJ supporters, When I think back on my first year as co-chair of the Food Justice Project, I realize that every season has been marked by memorable experiences: sowing handfuls of tiny seeds into the rich soil at Kamayan Farm on a gray spring day; joining the twelve mile march for farmworker dignity in […]