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Community coalition delivers 300,000 signatures to Costco, demands retail chain reject GMO salmon

On Thursday, June 25 a coalition led by Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ), delivered over 300,000 petition signatures to Costco’s Issaquah headquarters, demanding the retail chain reject genetically modified seafood. Representatives from CAGJ, Loki Fish Company, and UFCW Local 21 met with Costco COO of Merchandizing Doug Schutt, who…

Costco dragging its feet on GE salmon

The FDA is in the final stages of approving the “AquaAdvantage” GE salmon Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) is a member led, Seattle-based organization that challenges unjust food and trade policies through community education and direct action. In partnership with Friends of the Earth, CAGJ is demanding that Costco,…

Local solution to the growing influence of wealth in politics

I-1329 proposes constitutional amendment to denounce money as speech Wealth inequality is the highest it has been since the Great Depression. Starting in the mid-1970’s the income of the wealthiest 1% of Americans began to skyrocket as the earnings of the middle and lower classes stagnated. The Center on Budget…

Education disparity fuels economic inequality

From school funding to student loans, low-income youth face disproportionately high barriers The United States has the 17th best education system in the world, according to a recent study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit. A variety of metrics were used to quantify success, including international test scores, graduation rates…

Sequester’s rationale cut down, severe cuts remain

In 2011 President Obama signed the controversial Budget Control Act to address what was widely seen as out-of-control national debt. This legislation mandated that if lawmakers could not reach an agreement to reduce our nation’s debt by the beginning of 2013 deep, across the board spending cuts would come into…

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