CAGJ Media Round-up...

CAGJ Media Round-up

March 23, 2015 Seattle and London Actions Protesting Seed Privatization Meeting in London

On March 23, 2015 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored a secret meeting in London to promote a recent report they commissioned detailing in clear terms how to privatize the seed and agricultural markets of Africa- without African stakeholders having a seat at the table. CAGJ/AGRA Watch and Global Justice Now coordinated simultaneous actions in Seattle and London.

Photos: See Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch photos of Seattle Action here. See Global Justice Now photos of London Action?here.

Press Releases
African Centre for Biosafety Press Release; March 9White men meet in London to plot ways of profiting off Africa?s seed systems
Coverage of Seattle protest
KOMO Radio covered it all day, can’t find link [John Fawcett-Long reported:?At about 6:05pm, KOMO radio did a two minute spot on the protest and even did a promo for the piece mentioning seeds and discontent at the Gates Foundation this morning, about 3-4 minutes before the segment ran.? The piece was very good and included both Heather Day and Matt Canfield.]
Coverage of London protest
Coverage of both protests
Coverage of Issue
Global Justice Now Blog ?The fight for seed freedom
Twitter Action: #freetheseeds
Global Justice Now?Twitter campaign
Download PDF?documents about London meeting:
Heather Day, Director