Photos and testimony from the battle against global food corporations
This October, seed and pesticide corporation Monsanto is facing an international court in The Hague. While this is just a symbolic people’s court, the witnesses and judges are real. Witnesses from across the globe have been called because they have suffered human rights abuses, threats to their communities and destruction of their environment.
Come and hear from one of these witnesses, Farida Akhter, who is touring around the UK before travelling to the Hague for the tribunal. Farida is a Bangladeshi economist and founder of biggest collection of community seed banks in the world.
Global Justice Now has commissioned photo journalist Jordi Cirera to create a photo exhibition by visiting some of these witnesses in India and Bangladesh. His photos tell the stories of farmers who are fighting Monsanto to work out an alternative model of farming.
7 pm 20th January 2016 Leeds Civic Hall.
The Poor are Getting Richer (?)
based on the Global Justice Now Report: http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/dangerous-delusions
A Discussion: All Welcome
No TTIP Trail October 2014
Global Justice Leeds protesting against TTIP 2014
On Wednesday 18th March Global Justice Leeds showed the film Voices of Transition at Leeds Civic Hall
Leeds WDM at Chapel Allerton Arts Festival 2014The Leeds WDM Group again ran a stall at the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival. This year we asked about connections with Africa and highlighted the current WDM campaign on the Corporate Takeover of Africa.
In previous years we have highlighted the dangers of speculation in commodities including food:
Leeds WDM stalls: The Speculation Race 2013, Gambling on Food 2012 and Send a Message 2011.
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We aim to support, promote and engage in the campaigns of Global Justice Now. We believe the inequalities in the world are important but are the result of the choices of the powerful rather than being part of a fixed economic rule-or mind-set. We have shown films, organised public events and hustings and attracted speakers. We are always looking new supporters and new groups to meet.
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