“The coup is not only against the Dilma government, but against the majority of the Brazilian people. The coup may intensify the withdrawal of the historically won rights and start a conservative and fascist process against the poor, Black communities, Indigenous Peoples, the landless, LGBT community members, youth and women. So for that reason we are on the frontline against this process and at the same time, the struggle for land, for agrarian reform, and the structural reforms that will benefit the people.”
- Kelli Malfort, Movimento Trabalhaores Sem Terra (MST), Brazil
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
World March of Women- US chapter
International Women’s Day Statement
March 7, 2016
"Let us wake up! We’re out of time. We must shake our conscience free of the rapacious capitalism, racism, and patriarchy that will only assure our own self-destruction."- Berta Cáceres
On February 26, 2016, GGJ hosted a membership call on Women, Gender, and Elections.
In the audio files below, hear Maria Poblet (Causa Justa::Just Cause), Sarah Lazare (South Maine Workers Center, independent journalist), and Matt Howard (Iraq Veterans Against the War) talk about how the elections impact women, both domestically and internationally, and how we should be thinking about the current moment and taking action.
The COP21 Paris Accord failed humanity, and impacted communities must take things into our own hands and push at all levels of government.
As impacted communities, we are deeply aware of the imperative of the climate crisis. Our waters are being poisoned from fossil fuel extraction, our livelihoods are threatened by floods and drought, our communities are the hardest hit and the least protected in extreme weather events. The climate crisis is a reality, but the COP21 Paris Accord is not based on that reality.
November 23, 2015
No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet
Despite the ban on Protest in Paris, we will be there to raise our voices against war, racism and pollution profiteering. We stand in solidarity with the countless victims of recent violence in Paris, Beirut, and Mali, as well as their families and loved ones.
As the effects of climate change continue to hit peak levels of catastrophe, global leaders have been promising a new climate agreement through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP). From failing to sign the Kyoto Accord (1992), to undermining efforts for binding agreements at COP15 in Copenhagen (2009), the US has been playing a contradictory dual role of both moving forward a minimal level of climate action while assuring that the interests of transnational corporate polluters are protected.