Grassroots International

Take Action

Knowing the truth is one thing. Doing something about it is another.

We invite you to do something by becoming an activist for food sovereignty and the human right to land, water and food.

Current actions:
  • Tell TIAA: Divest from Land Grabs & Deforestation: TIAA (formerly TIAA-CREF) is one of the largest pension funds in the U.S. with a reputation for social responsibility. It is also the largest investor of farmland in the world, with almost 2 million acres of farmland on four continents worth as much as $10 billion. However, TIAA’s farmland deals are contributing to land grabbing, deforestation, and human rights violations and are squeezing out family farmers and communities. Sign the petition today!
  • Stand with MST Families in Brazil: Under the Brazilian Constitution, landless families have the right to occupy arable land that is not being used to grown food to feed themselves. On November 7 a judge ruled against the community of Quilombo Campo Grande and has given the 450 families living there seven days to leave the community. This decision will destroy 1,760 hectares of corn, beans, manioc, pumpkin, and coffee crops as well as hundreds of houses and animal corrals that the community has built in their 20 years of organizing and building Quilombo Campo Grande.
  • End Support of Israeli State-Sponsored Violence in Gaza and the West BankOn Friday, March 30, 2018, Israel’s military opened fire on unarmed Palestinians as they were commemorating Palestinian Land Day injuring 1,400 and killing at least 17 non-violent Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip. We cannot sit on the sidelines while such flagrant injustice and violence is being perpetrated by the Israeli military and is being supported by the US government.