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 […]

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 […]

Deepwater: An Unnatural Disaster on a Massive Scale

By Reid Mukai On April 20th, 2010 an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, instantly killing 11 workers and injuring 15. The rig was owned by Transocean Ltd. and under contract with British Petroleum. Halliburton was contracted to perform a variety of operations on the rig including a well-plugging […]

Seattle Employment Not Harmed by NAFTA? O RLY?

Our allies at Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch posted a revealing piece on U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk’s recent visit to Seattle to meet with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) trade ministers and business executives.  Not wanting to defame the U.S. position as the harbinger of all-things-commerce, Kirk somehow suggested that our state […]

Bust the Trust to Take Back Control of Our Food

Many voices missing in ‘Dialogue’ with Justice Department By Siena Chrisman with WhyHunger Part IV, reported March 26 Read parts I-III of WhyHunger’s reports on the Department of Justice’s hearings on anti-trust issues in agriculture The March 12 workshop that the Department of Justice and USDA held in Ankeny, Iowa, was called “A Dialogue on […]

Michael Taylor at FDA: Another Fox Guarding the Henhouse?

Article by Reid Mukai, CAGJ Co-Chair On January 13, Michael Taylor was officially named deputy commissioner for foods, making him in effect the Food and Drug Administration’s new food safety czar. Last July Taylor was appointed as senior adviser to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, but that wasn’t his first job in government. His long “revolving […]

Scurrilous Videos Besmirch, Enrage World Economic Forum, Leaders, World

The World Economic Forum started this week.  For a gathering of critics and advocates for alternatives to the WEF, a World Social Forum in Brazil also began (you can check out some coverage here and here, and other WSF events are happening in other areas throughout 2010). But thanks to some slick website design and […]