March 9, 2016
Saulo Araujo, WhyHunger – (617) 735-5899
Stephen Bartlett, Agricultural Missions – (502) 415-1080
Lisa Griffith, National Family Farm Coalition – (773) 319-5838
Carol Schachet, Grassroots International – (617) 524-1400 or (617) 628-3455
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.
Nearly 100 feminists from the World March of Women of the Americas met in Cajamarca, Peru between October 23-25, 2015 to carry out the fourth regional meeting. Participants included delegates from Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Quebec, United States, and Peru. Also with us were compañeras of the March from the different regions of Peru.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE & THE PLANET AT THE UN CLIMATE TALKS IN PARIS, DECEMBER 2015 Throughout the Global South and in many part of the US, frontline communities are already facing the devastating impacts of governmental climate inaction. Our communities are impacted daily by oil spills, oil refinery pollution, the dirty air from the waste incinerators, and the production of fossil based chemicals.
Just Transition is framework for building campaigns that are both visionary and oppositional. Many times our movements are so focused on fighting against the attacks we are facing, we don't have the capacity to also advance demands that offer an alternative vision of the things we want. The concept of Just Transition grew out of the environmental justice movements over the last 30 years, where the struggles from impacted communities against coal mines and oil refineries are met in direct opposition by workers who depend on these dirty industries to survive. Just Transition campaigns acr
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance announces the US chapter of the World March of Women
On the days leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8th 2015, Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ) Alliance announced the formation of the US chapter of the World March of Women, a global feminist movement with national coordinating bodies in 65 countries around the world.
This past weekend, armed and organized white supremacists converged on Charlottesville, Virginia to promote their racist, patriarchal & xenophobic ideologies, and perpetrated deadly attacks on our people. We are deeply saddened and outraged by the violent terror being waged on Black, Latina, Queer, Immigrant, Indigenous, Jewish, Muslim and people of color and oppressed communities across the nation.
On this International Women’s Day, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance celebrates women and the long fought legacy of women’s leadership in social movements, past and present. We know there is a long road ahead, but we remember the words of Berta Cáceres, who said so simply and accurately, “We have to wake up! We have to wake up, humankind! We’re out of time.” Berta aligned herself with indigenous peoples struggles, anti-mining and extractivism, and women’s and peasants movements. She was an unrelenting fighter for her peoples, a feminist, an internationalist, and a revolutionary.