Building Power: Advancing a People’s Agenda for Food Sovereignty & Climate Justice at the US Food Sovereignty Alliance’s Northeast Regional Assembly

Building Power: Advancing a People’s Agenda for Food Sovereignty & Climate Justice at the US Food Sovereignty Alliance’s Northeast Regional Assembly

What does an equitable food system look like in world that values corporate profits over people, health, and the environment? What would a grassroots movement of people look like—a movement large enough to fight those interests and win? What does it look like for a national food movement to “build power”? These are just some of the larger questions that arose at the US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA)’s Northeast Regional Assembly, where Agrarian Trust was among 45 stakeholders from across the northeast—USFSA members and allies—who participated in the 2-day gathering.

Let’s Skip the War Part—and Go Right to Reparations

Let’s Skip the War Part—and Go Right to Reparations

Because ecological destruction affects both friend and foe, the use of bombs, drones and missiles is akin to shooting oneself in the foot…and the lungs and the spirit. War undermines that which most of the world’s people aspire to: physical and financial security; satisfying work and social ties; clean air, food and water. Perhaps we can skip the violence and tragedy and blowback and move directly to restitution: reparations for damage sustained.