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  • By Carol Schachet | September 19, 2014
    Widespread protests and strategic organizing succeeded in defending Mayan lands and food sovereignty in Guatemala. This marks a major – and unprecedented – victory as the congress repealed the “Monsanto Law,” preventing threatened exclusivity on patented seeds to a handful of transnational companies.
  • By Carol Schachet | September 4, 2014
    Making the connections between the bombing of Gaza, the ongoing occupation of Palestine, violence faced by black communities in the United States, migrant rights and climate disruption may seem like a tall order. But that is what happened on a recent Learning Call facilitated by Grassroots International  co-sponsored by the Climate Justice...
  • By Carol Schachet | August 21, 2014
    photo of bombing, courtesy of PCHR
    The tenuous ceasefire between Israel and Hamas broke down yesterday (August 20), resulting in renewed bombing, heightened tensions and heartbreaking loss. Below is an update from our partner, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, which continues to document the situation on the ground. Thanks to support from concerned friends, Grassroots has...
  • By Shannon Duncan Bodwell | August 7, 2014
    In honor of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples I’d like to tell you the story of Dina Julaju Quiche.Dina is a young, petite woman. Her calm demeanor and smile does not give any impression of her struggles as a single mother trying to raise four children on a 150 square foot piece of land.
  • By Carol Schachet | July 31, 2014
    Grassroots International welcomes Gisele M. Michel as its Interim Executive Director.
  • By Carol Schachet | July 29, 2014
    Latin American women raised their voices in solidarity with Palestinians. The video below features several Grassroots International partners, including members of the Via Campesina, the Landless Workers Movement and the Latin American Confederation of Peasant Organization (CLOC). On July 20, six members of the family of Ziad Saad were killed....
  • By Claire Gilbert | July 24, 2014
    On the way to a camping trip on Cape Cod last week, my family made a pit stop at a gas station. My partner took our four-year-old to the bathroom and I picked up a copy of the New York Times. I felt the ground shift as I saw the image of a tiny boy lying dead on the beach.
  • By Salena Tramel | July 21, 2014
    The names of four children jutted out from my computer’s screen like daggers on the list of the dead by name as I refreshed it. Memories of children laughing while flying kites on a beach in Gaza flooded my mind. Are these the same Bakr children I knew, and are they now among the 211 dead in Gaza?Of course it doesn’t matter if I heard the laughter...
  • By Anonymous | July 17, 2014
    Grassroots International has longstanding relationships with community-based organizations in the region, which can help get resources – such as medical supplies, food, and water – where they are most needed as soon as possible.  Your gift now will help provide much-needed relief to the people of Gaza and the West Bank, and help them begin to...
  • By Nikhil Aziz | July 10, 2014
    Grassroots International was, and continues to be my dream organization and job! Back in 2005, I chose – much to the consternation of family and friends – to come to Grassroots instead of a much bigger international organization because of what Grassroots stands for and the work it does for social justice, human rights, and systemic change with...