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:

  • 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.
  • Take Action to #FreeSalah: Salah Khawaja is a 46-year-old human rights defender who was arrested in the middle of the night on October 26, 2016, and remains in prison to this day. We need you to let the Israeli Minister of Justice and the US Human Rights Commission know that the world condemns the ongoing repression of Palestinian human rights defenders and  Israel’s use of illegal practices, including the use of administrative detentions and “secret files.”
  • 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.