By Claire Gilbert | October 25, 2013
In Des Moines Iowa last week, in a stunning example of irony three genetic engineers were given the World Food Prize. The award winners are major developers of the now 20-year-old science and technology behind genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a highly contentious and potentially hazardous substitute for age-old agricultural knowledge...
By Carol Schachet | October 22, 2013
Throughout the year, leaders in the movement for land and water rights and struggles for food sovereignty have sent video congratulations to Grassroots International on the occasion of our 30th Anniversary. The compilation below is just some of them. We thank our partners and allies for their warm greetings. Together we will continue...
By Claire Gilbert | October 16, 2013
The narrative below is the first in a series of three stories documented by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), a Grassroots International partner since 1996.
By Mina Remy | October 10, 2013
Strength through unity.That is the motto on the Haitian flag, and it is being played out now in a new collaboration among the country’s leading social movements.Each of the four largest Haitian peasant movements have storied histories individually and now collectively under the umbrella of the Group of Four (G4). In Kreyol the G4 is called “4...
By Anonymous | October 8, 2013
It is with tremendous pride and admiration that Grassroots International shares the news that Raji Sourani, director of our partner the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), has won the 2013 Right Livelihood Award, often called the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize.Mr. Sourani was granted the award for “unwavering dedication to the rule of law...
By Jonathan Leaning | September 26, 2013
A new UN report brings urgency and insights into the current food system – and touches upon the hot button question that is increasingly on people’s minds around the world: Is industrial food safe – either for people or for the planet?
By Shannon Duncan Bodwell | September 23, 2013
As part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations, Grassroots International is holding an online auction. Thanks to generous donors, we have a variety of unique items that our supporters can bid on.
By Nikhil Aziz | September 16, 2013
Whether it’s life imitating art or the other way around, the assault so dramatically captured in the Hollywood blockbuster film Avatar (2009) is not pure fiction. The reality is that countries and corporations that are hell-bent on extracting every last resource from the earth continue their relentless assaults on indigenous people, their land and...
By Mina Remy | August 15, 2013
Getting to Northwest Haiti takes the strongest of wills and an even sturdier truck or SUV. The roads, all of which somehow lead to Port-au-Prince, amount to nothing more than occasionally paved gravel. You’ll get lost in miles of beautiful blue sky while passing one mountain community after another; you’ll almost forget that you’ve been clutching...
By Carol Schachet | July 31, 2013
Members of the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) showed off their creativity, singing voices and solidarity in a special 30th anniversary message to Grassroots International. In it they recognize what the partnership has meant for them in their struggles in the Amazonian region and throughout the country. Obrigado, MAB!