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.
- Demand Democracy in Honduras: The US government has been providing ongoing support and financial backing of the Honduran government – including supporting the 2009 coup d’etat which lead to the right-wing National Party taking power. Today, we urge you to join us in telling Congress to be on the right side of democracy and history.
- Demand a Just Recovery and Relief Aid Package for Puerto Rico: Join us and the Climate Justice Alliance in demanding Congress pass an immediate substantial federal Just Recovery and Relief Aid Package. We are demanding a Just Recovery that would reduce pollution and debt, expose and challenge systemic racism, deepen democracy, and leave behind a sturdier, more resilient infrastructure. The principles of a Just Recovery are based on a regenerative economy and climate justice approach to the crisis led by the people of Puerto Rico.
- Demand the Release of Abdul-Razeq Farraj and an End to Administrative Detention: One of the most recently arrested Palestinian political prisoners is Abdul-Razeq Farraj. Abdul-Razeq is the Administrative Director of Grassroots International’s partner organization the Union of Agricultural Work Committees. He was arrested by Israeli forces at midnight on May 24, 2017 in front of his family, and brought to an Israeli jail where he is being held under administrative detention. This is not the first time – in total, Abdul-Razeq has spent 16 years of his life in Israeli jails, most of that time under administrative detention, with no charges against him. Take action today to demand immediate release of Abdul-Razeq and an end to all administrative detentions.
- Support the “Berta Cáceres Human Rights In Honduras Act:” In 2016, Berta Cáceres, the beloved Indigenous environmental leader and co-founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), was brutally assassinated in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. Call on your representatives to support HR1299, the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, to demand that the US suspend military and police aid to Honduras until human rights violations committed by Honduran security forces cease and their perpetrators are brought to justice.
- Tell TIAA to Go Deforestation and Land Grab-Free!: TIAA (formerly TIAA-CREF), one of the largest investment firms in the US, has over several hundred million dollars invested in land grabbing and deforestation that has resulted in human rights violations around the world. Ask them to stop profiting from industries that are causing land grabbing, deforestation and climate change, killing endangered species and violating human rights.