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  • 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...
  • By Sara Mersha | May 22, 2015
    It is rainy season in Haiti – or at least it is supposed to be rainy season. But the rains didn't come in April, and it has only rained a few times in May. All the rice seeds they saved up to buy, and all the time they took to plant the seeds and care for the plants – it's all gone. They lost them because the rains haven't come, and the...
  • By Carol Schachet | May 13, 2015
    Small-scale food producers and global movement leaders gathered in Mali earlier this year to lay out a plan to transform and repair our food system and the rural world that has been devastated by industrial food production. Their declaration (below) spells out specific values, strategies, challenges and next-steps to not only feed the world, but...
  • By Shannon Duncan Bodwell | May 8, 2015
    The women of El Estribo, Honduras
    This Mother’s Day we want to tell you three stories that keep the original spirit of Mother’s Day alive – justice, protecting their children, and unity. It’s a far cry from the fancy brunches and greeting cards that fill in for Mother’s Day now and instead returns to the political history of the holiday: of women working in the 1850s and 1860s to...
  • By Carol Schachet | May 5, 2015
    With women at home, agrarian reform will not advance! Those words from Esperanza Cardona, a powerful grassroots leader from Honduras, kicked off a recent Grassroots International event lifting up the Global Campaign to End Violence Against Women. The video below includes Esperanza's presentation (beginning at 6:20), which follows her introduction...