No More NAFTAs: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership! International Day of Action

Friday, January 31st 2014 Noon Westlake Center 400 Pine St, Seattle The rally is part of an Inter-Continental Day of Action, in solidarity with our trade justice allies in Mexico, Canada and across the U.S. Community Alliance for Global Justice grew out of the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization, and has continued to oppose […]

Have You Thanked a Food Worker Yet?

By Andrea Lindsay, Food Justice Project Volunteer Last week, the Food Chain Workers Alliance put out the call to “thank a food worker” and take action as part of the second annual International Food Workers Week. In addition to attracting significant media coverage and raising money to support food workers around the country, the Food […]

CAGJ statement in support and celebration of La Via Campesina International Day of Peasants’ Struggle

On April 17 1996, in Eldorado dos Carajás, Brazil, state military police massacred peasants involved in the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST), killing 19 individuals. At an ensuing protest, military police from two brigades fired tear-gas and live ammunition at 1500 women and men, killing three and wounding 69. Since then, global people’s movement […]

Food Chain Workers Fighting for Fairness

The Community Alliance for Global Justice endorsed two recent campaigns after hearing from the community, supporting organizing for fair wage and compensation for food industry workers. Two local campaigns and one national campaign are all gaining steam. One has to wonder if the OUR Walmart and Making Change at Wal-Mart campaigns, which CAGJ’s Food Justice […]

Educate & oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership – “NAFTA of the Pacific”

Trans Pacific Partnership FTA – TPP FTA Trade negotiators from the United States and eight other countries have been busily negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement.  This currently includes Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Peru and Chile, but is also intended as a “docking agreement” that other Pacific Rim countries would […]

Tell Congress Not to Let Agribusiness Write its Own Rules!

From the Center for Food Safety Tell Congress Not to Let Agribusiness Write its Own Rules on GE Crops On the heels of the “Monsanto rider” inserted into the House Agriculture Appropriations Bill a few weeks ago, the Agbiotech Industry’s latest ploy has hit the House Farm Bill in the form of multiple hidden changes […]

TAKE ACTION on pending Food Safety Legislation!

See below for an action alert from the Cornucopia Institute: Critical Pending Food Safety Legislation: Supporting Viable Federal Oversight over Corporate Agribusiness. We Must Tell Congress to also Protect High Quality Organic and Local Food. 1. HR 875: The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 2. HR 759: The Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of […]

Tell Washington State Members of Congress To Oppose Panama Trade Agreement

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative has said it wants to move forward this year with the Panama Free Trade Agreement — a trade deal negotiated by the Bush administration that repeats most of the same major problems found in NAFTA and CAFTA.  Bush’s Panama FTA represents business-as-usual on trade, and is not the […]

Ask your Congressmember to cosponsor the TRADE Act!

Finally – some change we can believe in! On June 4, 2008, Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Mike Michaud introduced groundbreaking new legislation to reform U.S. trade policy. The Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act represents months (years!) of work by people committed to fixing the failed NAFTA model. It creates a positive […]

Say Yes to Food Safety – No to Taylor & Olsterholm

Currently America is in the middle of a record food safety crisis and it could get a whole lot worse.   Former Monsanto executive Michael Taylor and irradiation proponent Dr. Michael Osterholm could be named to top food safety spots in the new Administration. Ask Secretary Vilsack to say no to Taylor and Osterholm. 1. Michael […]