• By Mina Remy | July 2, 2012
    Building of the Wall in Shu'fat refugee camp, East Jerusalem, 12.27.2011

    The Separation Wall is now 10 years old. The Israeli government has not reversed course despite protests, a UN General Assembly resolution (ES-10/13), an International Court of Justice (ICJ) advisory opinion, and almost unanimous international condemnation.

  • By Carol Schachet | June 14, 2012

    The day-to-day struggle in Palestine centers on access to and control of land and water. Not only are these vital resources critical to self-determination, but they are necessary for life. And in Gaza, the five-year Israeli-imposed blockade and unrepaired destruction from Operation Cast Lead have pushed the population into dangerous health...

  • By Mina Remy | June 5, 2012
    Denuded Mountains in Haiti

    In anticipation of World Environment Day today, June 5, 2012, Haiti’s Minister of Environment, Joseph Ronald Toussaint, and the Martelly government proclaimed June Environment Month in Haiti. The theme for this year’s month-long celebration is, “A Green Economy for an Environmentally Viable, Sustainable, and Just Haitian Society.” As part...

  • By Saulo Araujo | June 5, 2012

    Yesterday I spoke with two members of Brazil’s Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) in Sao Paulo City. MAB is an inspiring organization formed by families who have been displaced by mega-dams in Brazil. Grassroots supports MAB in the organizing of displaced families, or atingidos, so they can collectively defend their land, water...

  • By Mina Remy | May 22, 2012
    The once lush hills of Haiti are now dry and sandy due to deforestation

    Haiti is not as devoid of resources as you have been led to believe.

  • By Saulo Araujo | May 18, 2012

  • By Mina Remy | May 16, 2012
    Khaldeya showing onions from her garden

    Khaldeya Soboh first learned about the urban garden project in Gaza when she saw her neighbor’s garden filled with vegetables.  Although she had a bit of land near her home for years, it sat idle.  That’s when she began peppering them with questions, “Who runs the project? Where can I enroll? Is there training?”

  • By Mina Remy | May 9, 2012

    Israeli military forces conducted an early morning raid of the Ramallah office of Stop the Wall, a civil society coalition organizing in opposition to the construction of the Separation Wall that Israel continues to build in the West Bank, and a Grassroots International partner.

  • By Anonymous | April 23, 2012

    By the Via Campesina

    Thousands of Honduran farm workers have launched a co-ordinated land occupation, squatting on some 12,000 hectares nationwide and fuelling new tensions over land rights, authorities said.

  • By Salena Tramel | April 23, 2012
    Israeli-imposed restrictions on the people of Gaza's access to the sea have dama

    The tiny motorboat’s engine coughs a couple of miles offshore and whirls to a stop. Gazing out over the aquamarine Mediterranean waters, I feel high from the fumes of cheap Egyptian diesel and the smell of sea salt. “Let’s get in,” says Mahfouz Kabariti, a fisherman, stripping down to swim trunks and diving overboard. A Palestinian friend who...