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Posted: September 25, 2014 at 3:52 pm

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October 12-19 is the Food Week of Action.
World Food Day is on October 16.

You are invited to participate in the 2014 Food Week of Action! The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) and the Presbyterian Hunger Program are joining with allies and partners globally in actions that raise awareness and help end hunger and poverty by building more just food and farm systems everywhere. See the actions and learn more at http://www.usfoodsovereigntyalliance.org/world-food-day and http://pcusa.org/foodweek

See the growing list of events and actions on the US Food Sovereignty Alliance site.

Fill out this form to announce your action.

The Food Sovereignty Prize will be presented on the eve of World Food Day in Des Moines, Iowa.

You can find other events near you at the World Food Day USA site. (Note: most are CROP Walks)

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Privatization of life motivates seed savers

Posted: September 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

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The US Food Sovereignty Alliance’s unveils A Preliminary Report on Seeds and Seeds Practices across the US in time for World Food Day and the presentation of the 2014 Food Sovereignty Prizes.

The Alliance wishes to dedicate this publication to Charity Hicks, who joined the ancestors on July 8, 2014, after a valiant fight for life after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York City as she was preparing to speak at the Left Forum. Every one of us that knew her will deeply miss her and her powerful voice for justice and inclusion.

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USFSA Launches National Days of Action in Defense of Land and the Commons

Posted: September 18, 2014 at 4:13 pm

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ACTION AS AN INDIVIDUALSign this petition, put together by Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay. Then share it with your friends. Don’t forget: the deadline is this Friday, September 19, at midnight EST / 8:00 pm Alaska time

ACTION AS AN ORGANIZATION: You can make a strong statement by submitting public comment on behalf of your organization or business. Go to this link to customize and submit a letter (see sample below from Stephen Bartlett).

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U.S. Farmworkers and Palestinian Farmers Share 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Honorees Represent Communities Defending Their Human Rights to Food in the Face of Policies of Land and Water Grabbing, Migration, and Militarization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Des Moines, IA — The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) is honored to name the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) of Palestine, based in Gaza and the West Bank, and Community to Community Development /Comunidad a Comunidad (C2C) of Bellingham, Washington, as co-recipients of the 2014 Food Sovereignty Prize.

Their stories of continuous struggle to defend the rights of their communities – farmers and fishers in the occupied Palestinian territories and migrant Mexican farm workers in Washington State, both seeking to produce their own food, on their own land, in their home communities – stand in stark contrast to the storylines coming from agribusiness:  that technological changes to crops can meet human needs and resolve hunger.

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