Articles and Op-Eds

Articles and essays written by Grassroots International staff, board, partners and allies which have appeared in Grassroots publications and in other print and online publications.

  • By Carol Schachet | May 24, 2016
    JVP's "Israel & Palestine: A very short introduction"
    Portland is hosting an event [the week of May 9, 2016] that could have a significant impact on the search for Middle East peace. If the United Methodist Church General Conference votes to divest from companies that profit from Israel's...
  • By Carol Schachet | May 19, 2016
    The ouster of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff from power, just weeks before that nation will host the Summer Olympic Games, smacks of abuse. Her impeachment is being used to distract voters from widespread corruption in the government, and...
  • April has been an exceptional month for Indigenous groups in Brazil.On April 19th, which happens to be Indigenous people’s day in Brazil, Ibama, the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, suspended the license of one...
  • By Claire Gilbert | May 2, 2016
    AFLIDEPA - Haitian women peasant leaders
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/2/2016FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Claire Gilbert, (617) 524-1400 (Grassroots International)More than 60 Haitian and US Organizations Demand USDA Peanut Plan Be Cancelled
  • By Jovanna Garcia Soto | April 25, 2016
    Right wing forces in Brazil are using all kinds of sneaky tricks to remove the democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff and take power. They have the backing (both official and unofficial) of major corporations, the Brazilian elite and the...
  • Today is Land Day in Palestine. It’s a day when Palestinians mark with protest the continual expropriation of their land. There is a lot to protest since Palestinians have been losing land for 68 years.  For Palestinians, the year 1948 is the...
  • By Jonathan Leaning | March 29, 2016
    Yasmin Lopez
    Grassroots International has the privilege of working with some very courageous women working on the frontlines of human rights defense. One such woman is Yasmín López, a national coordinator for the Council for the Integral Development of the...
  • Spigots installed throughout Haiti's Central Plateau by the MPP
    March 22nd  is International World Water Day and it serves as a reminder that water has not yet become a human right, and that millions continue to be denied access to water or have difficulty obtaining a fresh supply on a daily basis.
  • To corporations, the forest is only business. To communities, the forest is everything: trees, medicine, culture, spirituality. Land-grabbing and the removal of communities from forests and land breaks the community, displaces access to food and...
  • By Carol Schachet | February 25, 2016
    In Haiti, the majority of the people working the land are women. Not only are they there during planting, weeding and harvesting, but they also play a role in transforming and marketing food products. They’re involved in the entire agricultural...