Insights, the print newsletter of Grassroots International, features stories, photos and analysis from Grassroots and our partners in the global movement for social justice. Insights is printed twice each year. Back issues are available here in PDF format.

  • An important victory is unfolding: the US Food Sovereignty Alliance is officially being launched on World Food Day, October 16. More than three years in the making, this event represents not only a first for the US, but a much awaited step forward for the food sovereignty movement worldwide. Read more about organizing for food sovereignty -- including recent victories -- in this issue.

  • Global Justice Takes Global Movements

    People attending the first World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001 declared,  “Another World is Possible.” Since then, the critical question is: how do we get there? The roadmap that Grassroots International and our global partners follow starts with supporting movements for social change, particularly the struggle for the basic human rights to land, water and food.

    This issue of the newsletter highlights Grassroots International's support for movement buiding as a key element necessary for social change.

  • Cooling the Earth with Food Sovereignty

    Agriculture ... will likely be a pivotal issue when the world’s leaders meet in Copenhagen this December to finish negotiating a global climate treaty. Grassroots International and our partners and allies are working hard to show that sustainable agriculture can play a big role in stopping climate change.

  • Countering the myth of “lack” with plenty of activism: new realism and food sovereignty.
  • Supporting Food Sovereignty in the United States
  • Food and Climate Crises Show Urgency of Change
  • All Together: A Movement of Movements Weaving a Common Dream
  • We're pleased to present you with the summer issue of Insights, featuring an article on agroecology and food sovereignty; a photo essay on the recent World Forum on Food Sovereignty in Mali; observations on land and water rights in Palestine as we mark the 40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories--the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip; a letter from the Executive Director; and an urgent message about the Farm Bill currently under debate by Congress.
  • Fixing the Broken Food and Farming System
  • Rethinking Aid: A Vision for Alternative Development