CAGJ delivers Trade Justice Banner to Rep McDermott

On September 28, 2011 CAGJ members Elaine Nonneman and Katrin Wilde along with Kristen Beifus of the WA Fair Trade Coalition delivered CAGJ’s banner to the office of our Representative, Jim McDermott with a strong message: “Rep McDermott: Free Trade Kills Farmers – Vote No on US-Colombia FTA!” The banner was covered with hundreds of […]

CAGJ Party Oct 15 to Celebrate 10 Years!

CAGJ CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF ORGANIZING LOCALLY FOR JUSTICE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY! It’s a party! SAT OCTOBER 15, 7 – 10pm Venue: Historic Washington Hall 153 14th Avenue, in the Central District just north of Yesler $5 – $20 sliding scale donation Catered by El Rodeo: A Taste of El Salvador Join CAGJ as […]

GMOs Coming to Parks and Lawns Near You

By Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair On the Friday before 4th of July Weekend the USDA discreetly dropped a bombshell. They announced that their Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) would not regulate Scotts Miracle-Gro’s genetically engineered Kentucky bluegrass which is resistant to Roundup herbicide (Scotts is Monsanto’s exclusive agent for marketing and distribution of […]

MON 5/23 Food Justice: A Social Movement Takes Root

Join us for a dialogue with “Food Justice” co-author Robert Gottlieb Monday, May 23 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm – FREE Location: Architecture Hall at UW, on the corner of Grant Lane and Stevens Way, East of the intersection of 15th Ave. NE and NE 40th St. …What is food justice? How would we define it? […]

Sunday May 1 is May Day: March with CAGJ!

March for Immigrant Rights! We’re All Workers!  Washington-Arizona-Wisconsin: The Same Struggle! 12:30 – Meet at corner of 20th & Jackson! March leaves from St. Mary’s Church at 1pm. Call Heather at 206-724-2243 if you can’t find contingent. 1:00: March with the CAGJ banner to Memorial Stadium (401 5th Ave. Seattle, WA 98109). Help make this […]

March Book Group!

We are reading A Nation of Farmers by Sharon Astyk and Aaron Newton for the March Book Group (Intro and Chapters 1-3). Book group will be held on Wed. March 23 7:30-9pm at 330 32nd Ave E Seattle, WA 98112. It will be a discussion AND potluck! Any questions, please email [email protected].

Roots of Recent Uprisings, by Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair

Mainstream coverage of the Egyptian uprising depicts protests dominated by youth– organizing using Facebook and Twitter—that caused the fall of Mubarak. Sometimes the tragic case of Mohamed Bouazizi is referenced. He was the 26-year-old Tunisian whose self-immolation in protest of constant police harassment and humiliation led to the uprisings in Tunisia that soon spread to […]

Making Hay is as Messy as Making Sausages: Deregulating GE Alfalfa

Making Hay is as Messy as Making Sausages: Deregulating GE Alfalfa By Phil Bereano Phil Bereano is a co-founder of AGRA Watch and also of the Washington Biotechnology Action Council; he has been active on issues of biotech policy since the early 1980s, locally, nationally and internationally. At the end of January, the Animal and […]

Central Co-op Teach-Out! Reflection

Teach-Out! Reflection Central Co-op, January 22, 2011, by Molly Woodring With a new logo and a return to its original name, Central Co-op has reached a point in its existence where it makes no bones about being a co-op. So although many of us may struggle to remember to use the name “Central Co-op” over […]

AGRA WATCH PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  From Seattle to Cancun: International Coalition Calls on Gates Foundation for Real Solutions to Hunger and Climate Change December 7th, 2010 Contact: Janae Choquette, AGRA Watch, (425) 218-2213, [email protected] Anne Maina, African Biodiversity Network, (+52) 998 188 7412, [email protected] Seattle, WA – Today as thousands march in Cancun for climate justice, Seattle-based […]