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  • By Carol Schachet | September 13, 2010
    Big business wants to gobble up our resources—grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, an alternative exists that places the rights of people and communities ahead of big business. The alternative is resource rights. Grassroots International produced a...
  • By Carol Schachet | July 1, 2015
    A new report exposes an ugly truth about advertising and deception that really comes as no surprise: Industrial food giants create and fund front organizations to conduct stealth public relations campaigns to downplay the dangers of chemical-intensive agriculture and undermine organic food.
  • By Lydia Simas | June 29, 2015
    Youth at the ATC Training Center
    Over the last decade, thousands of community leaders received training at the Central American Training Center in Nicaragua. This center, run by our partner the Association of Rural Workers (ATC) enables the Via Campesina to offer extensive training to small-farmer leaders from throughout the region in agroecology and building powerful, democratic...
  • By Claire Gilbert | June 26, 2015
    "Sometimes we feel the sun must be lower in the sky..." said one of our partners during our recent site visit to Haiti.
  • By Carol Schachet | June 22, 2015
    Grassroots International is a member of the Climate Justice Alliance, a collaborative of over 35 community-based and movement support organizations uniting frontline communities to forge a scalable, and socio-economically just transition away from unsustainable energy towards local living economies to address the root causes of climate change. CJA...
  • By Claire Gilbert | June 19, 2015
    Haitian human rights activists prepare to receive deportees from the DR
    Haitians are preparing for an influx of deportees from the Dominican Republic. That’s what we learned during our recent site visit to Haiti from some of the organizations we met with like the Limonad Women's Association for Development of Agriculture and Artisanal Production (AFLIDEPA), who were preparing to welcome and do what they can to support...
  • By Jovanna Garcia Soto | June 18, 2015
    Photo by Luis Méndez, US Embassy in Tegucigalpa, June 12, 2015
    Honduran people are filling the streets in massive demonstrations, outraged over a purported multimillion-dollar theft of social security funds. The scandal involves significant amounts of that money allegedly going to finance the governing political party.  The social moments as well as other sectors of civil society have been publically...
  • By Jovanna Garcia Soto | June 18, 2015
    The US Treasury Department will now be responsible for restructuring Guatemala’s tax collection agency (the Superintendency of Tax Administration, or SAT). That announcment came last week from the US Ambassador and Guatemala’s President and follows weeks of public outrage and political fallout after a customs bribery ring was exposed in a UN-...
  • By Shannon Duncan Bodwell | June 10, 2015
    6 Delegation Members Standing in Solidarity with Susya
    “We stand in solidarity with the people of Susya, who UAWC (Union of Agricultural Work Committees) introduced us to in October 2014.  These are people who welcomed us, fed us, gave us a place to sleep and shared their stories with us.  “We gather to bring our voices to the on-going struggle in the face of imminent demolition by the...
  • By Sara Mersha | June 5, 2015
    Social movements around the world, including Grassroots International partners, take action on World Environment Day (June 5) to highlight the importance of ecological justice.  On this day, we are happy to share a video from a recent talk that Grassroots International had the opportunity to be a part of, along with Anim Steel, founder and...