Farmworkers Seek to Intervene in Grower Lawsuit Against Secretary Solis

Jun 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Food Justice Blog Posts

Written by Bruce Goldstein Tuesday, 09 June 2009 08:22 View full article here. A federal judge in Greensboro, NC, has set a hearing for Monday, June 22, to hear a coalition of growers’ organizations’ argument that Secretary of Solis acted illegally in temporarily suspending the Bush-Chao changes to the H-2A guestworker program.  Farmworkers have filed […]



Tickets to CAGJ’s July 18 dinner are going fast! Buy yours today!

Jun 24th, 2009 | By | Category: News, Projects, Uncategorized

Sat. July 18, 2009, 3pm – 11pm New Location!  St. Demetrios Church, 2100 Boyer Avenue E, in Montlake neighborhood Fair, 3- 6pm (Free), DInner 6 – 9pm, Dancing 9 -11pm $35 regular admission $65 Buy a ticket for yourself and ensure that a local farmer or food worker can be one of our honored guests! […]



6/24 Day of Action at Rep. McDermott’s Office – Denounce Violent Free Trade Policies in Peru

Jun 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Events, News, Trade Justice Blog Posts, Uncategorized

CAGJ, WA Fair Trade Coalition and our supporters successfully met with the Peruvian Consul in Seattle on Friday, June 12th, to highlight the recent massacre of unarmed civilians and violent clashes with police that occurred on June 5th in Peru.  We had a strong contingent, who presented the Consul with a letter we had signed […]



Second event: Teach Out! Engaging our Local Food Cycle

Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Food Justice Blog Posts

You came to our teach-in last December….Now, come to our: Teach Out! Engaging our Local Food Cycle AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT AND WORK FOR A LOCAL GARDEN Coordinated by the Food Justice Project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice   Second Event! UmojaFest Peace Center and the Danny Woo Garden Saturday, June 27th, 10:00am-5:00pm […]



Lettuce Link’s Fruit Tree Harvest 2009 – information for tree owners

Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Food Justice Blog Posts

A message from Lettuce Link, a program of Solid Ground: Greetings Fruit Tree Harvest Tree Donors!   As the plums are quickly ripening, it’s time to get organized for Lettuce Link’s fruit tree harvest project for 2009!    The Community Fruit Tree Harvest, a project of Lettuce Link at Solid Ground, connects Seattle residents who have extra […]



Second event in our Monthly Teach-Out Series!

Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Food Justice Blog Posts

Teach Out! Engaging the Local Food Cycle The first event in our “Teach Out!” series of farm and food site visits was a great success!  With the help of 40 CAGJ volunteers, we planted summer crops that are headed to the Providence Regina Food Bank, cleaned up the open spaces of the Lettuce Link garden […]



Friday June 12, 4:30pm – Join us to PROTEST the Massacre in Peru!

Jun 11th, 2009 | By | Category: News, Trade Justice Blog Posts, Uncategorized

At dawn on Friday, June 5th, 600 Peruvian police in helicopters and on foot opened fire on thousands of peaceful indigenous protestors blocking a road near Bagua in the Peruvian Amazon. Conservative estimates indicate that 60 indigenous and police have been killed.   Police are accused of burning indigenous bodies, throwing them in the river and […]



“Foodportunity” To Connect Seattle’s Vibrant Food Community

Jun 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Food Justice Blog Posts

Media Contact: Keren Brown Keren Brown Media (425) 614-8399 kerenlovestocook@gmail.com   For Immediate Release:           “Foodportunity” To Connect Seattle’s Vibrant Food Community   Seattle, June 8, 2009:  The inaugural “Foodportunity,” a networking event for Seattle food professionals, will take place July 22, 2009, from 6-9 pm at Palace Ballroom in downtown Seattle.   Tom Douglas, […]



Dozens killed in Peru as indigenous resist takeover of the Amazon

Jun 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Trade Justice Blog Posts

On Friday, June 5th, 2009 over 60 indigenous demonstrators and 20 police officers were killed in the province of Bagua in Peru.  600 police and helicopters fired live rounds of ammunition and tear gas into a peaceful blockade of a road leading into the Amazon and indigenous lands.  Activists and people in the Bagua province […]



Update on the Local Food Action Initiative

Jun 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Food Justice Blog Posts

For more information about Resolution 31019 see: http://www.seattle.gov/council/conlin/ Or contact: Council President Richard Conlin at Richard.Conlin@seattle.gov or Phyllis Shulman at Phyllis.Shulman@seatt.egov (206) 684-8805 To view the full pdf, click here. The Local Food Action Initiative is a series of actions meant to promote local and regional food sustainability and security. The intent is to improve […]