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:
  • Defend Indigenous Activist and Free Speech in Guatemala: An Indigenous small farmer and movement leader in Guatemala is facing legal attacks by the privileged son of a former minister under the Montt dictatorship. Our partner the Peasant Unity Committee (CUC) is asking people of conscience to pressure the Supreme Court of Justice to defend an important activist in their movement.
  • Protect Peasant School from Eviction: The Paulo Freire Training Center has been a beacon and leader in agroecology and training for Brazil and the region and its closure would be a terrible loss for the peasant rights movement. I hope you’ll stand with us, the Landless Workers Movement and all who have labored to build a better life for the people in Northwest Brazil.
  • Stand Up for Palestinian Children: The Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act (HR2407) aims to end US funding for Israeli military occupation abuses and lays the groundwork for achieving justice for detained children.
  • 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!