“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.
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.
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.