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Media Round-up: March 23, 2015 Seattle and London Actions protesting Seed Privatization meeting in London

Mar 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News


Africa-US Summit Report Published

Mar 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News, Uncategorized

We just published a full report on the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit which we hosted October 12-14, 2014. The report describes the current and historical context of both US and African agriculture, as participants shared in the meeting. It also includes pieces of original research conducted by AGRA Watch on the Gates Foundation’s agricultural […]



SAT March 7: Action to Tell Costco to Reject GE Salmon!

Feb 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Events, Food Justice Blog Posts, News

CAGJ’s Food Justice Project has adopted Genetically Engineered (GE)-Free Seafood as our 2015 Local Producers Solidarity Campaign, following on the 2014 SLEE Dinner where we highlighted the role of fisherfolk in the food sovereignty movement. In partnership with Friends of the Earth and others, we are demanding that Costco, headquartered in Issaquah, WA, commit to keeping GE salmon off their […]



‘Yes, we have no bananas’

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News

CAGJ authors were recently published in Third World Resurgence with an article about the ‘Super Banana’. ‘Yes, we have no bananas’ The drive by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to introduce a genetically engineered ‘super banana’ into the Ugandan market can only be viewed as part of a powerful and coordinated effort to transform […]



Overview of the Sakuma Bros. Farm Berry Boycott

Feb 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Food Justice Blog Posts, News

By Christina Leal, CAGJ activist Familias Unidas por la Justicia, an AFL CIO-endorsed member union based in Burlington, Washington, formed in the summer of 2013 in response to racial harassment, wage theft, and other labor malpractices faced by farmworkers at the Sakuma Brothers Farms, Inc. The union has since supported eight strikes and has been […]



Book Discussion: This Changes Everything

Jan 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Events, Food Justice Blog Posts, News, Trade Justice Blog Posts

CAGJ Climate Justice Book Discussion and Potluck TUES January 27, 6 – 9pm Location: Central Co-op Rochdale Room, 19th and Madison. In 2014, CAGJ committed to prioritizing taking action on climate justice. To inspire and inform this work in 2015, we are starting the year with a discussion of Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes […]



Moving Forward from the Summit- Tackling the GM Banana

Dec 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News, Uncategorized

CAGJ’s AGRA Watch project hosted the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit in Seattle October 10 – 14, 2014. The four-day meetings brought together a range of grassroots organizations, progressive funders, and international networks working towards food sovereignty in Africa and the United States. And now the real work is beginning! Coming out of the Summit, […]



Fair Trade for the Holidays! CAGJ’s Annual Fundraiser

Dec 8th, 2014 | By | Category: News

Support food sovereignty here and around the world by choosing our gifts which are all locally and/or fairly made – Support CAGJ, Support Local Farmers, Fisherfolk and Artists and Support Fair Trade! All proceeds go directly to CAGJ! Order deadline EXTENDED: NOON, Thursday Dec 11th.  Pick up or shipping available.  Order your Fair Trade & […]



AFSA Open letter Opposing Human Feeding Trials involving GM Banana

Dec 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Agra Watch News, News, Uncategorized

ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN AFRICA requests organizational sign-ons to the letter below by Friday December 5th, 2014.  Please reply to Bridget Mugambe at: b_mugambe@yahoo.com AFSA Open letter Opposing Human Feeding Trials involving GM Banana Dear Friends and Colleagues: The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is extremely concerned about a Bill and Melinda […]



15 Years Since WTO Uprising! CAGJ & Central Cinema present “This is What Democracy Looks Like”

Nov 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Agra Watch Blog Posts, Events, Food Justice Blog Posts, News, Trade Justice Blog Posts

CAGJ & Central Cinema Present: This is What Democracy Looks Like Screening and discussion with filmmaker Jill Friedberg Sunday November 30, 2014 2:30pm – Doors Open 3pm – Film Showing 5:30-6:30pm – Happy Hour at Central Cinema Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave (corner of Union and 21st in the Central District) Seattle Tickets: $7 in […]