NV25_84 Winter 2002 Vol 25 #84 2001 Progress Report

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s we write to yo u, war rages on and the echo of the September 11th
b·agedy remains audible. We mourn the terrible waste of human life, here
in the United States, Afghanjstan and elsewhere. Meanwhile, famjlies
around the world are grieving for loved o nes lost, a nd tremendous
resources-whid1 wiU never be available to fight hunger and povertyare diverted to defense budgets. We are all still struggling to determine just what
it aU means .... We a re certain, however, that the need has never been greater for
a global movement for social and economic justice for all people.
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At Food First, we realize that our work is far from done. Millions around the
world are hungry, while millions more toil in unsa fe working conditions and
still do not earn a living wage. Here in
America itself, hunger and homelessness
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have increased yet again, while budgets
are balanced on the backs of the poor.
Corporate privilege is bolstered as free trade is touted like snake oil as a way
to fight terro rism and unite nations. Our international financial ins ti tutions
continue to serve the interests of giant transnationa l corporations while they
exploit workers and the environment around the world.
In this context September 11 gave us a unique o pportunity-a teachable
moment. A crucial lesson of September 11 is that the trampling of economic,
social and cultural human rights threatens us all.
Fifty-three yea rs ago the human rig hts m ovement was launched w hen the
Universal Dedaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the General
CON TINU ED ON I'AGE 2
lNSTITUTE FOR FOO D AN D
DEVELOPMENT POLICY
FOOD FIRST
398 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: (510) 654-4400
Fax: (510) 654-4551
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.Joodftrst.org
CO-FOUNDERS
Frances Moore Lappe
Joseph Collins
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Angus Wright, Presirle11t
!sao Fujimoto, Vice Preside11t
John Vandermee1; Secretary
Sharon Vosmek, Trens11rer
Miguel Altieri, Walden Bello,
Marianna Edmunds, Jerry Mander,
Carolyn Mugar, Shyaam Shabaka
ADVISORY BOARD
Eddie Albert nctot~ Edward Asner actor,
Bruce Coville ciiildre11's writer; Whoopi
Goldberg nch·ess, Paul Hawken writet;
Adam Hochschild writet; Rabbi Michael
Lerner Tikk1111 Mngnzi11e, Frank Roosevelt
Snm!J Lawrence College, Stanley K.
Sheinbaum New Perspectives Quarterly,
David Shire screemvritet;
Michael Watts UC Berkeley professor;
Peter Yarrow activist n11d si11ger
STAFF
Germaine Arceo, Administrative Assistn11t
Sal Glynn, Mn11ngi11g Editor
Martha Katigbak-Fernandez,
Opemtio11s Officer
Michael Manoochehri,
l11tem et Program Coorrli11ntor
Anuradha Mittal, Co-director
Nick Parker, Merlin Coorrlitwtor
Peter Rosset, Co-director
Dean Royer, Developmeut 1\ssocinte
Sosamma Samuel-Burnett,
Coorrli11ntor, £co11omic & Social Huurnu
Rights Program
2001 PROGRfSS RfPORT...
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Assembly of the United Na tions. It guaranteed us not only civil
and political liberties, but also ensured our right to an adequate
standard of living. Our human rights were n ot to be resh·icted
by n ational borders, e timicity, religion, class, o r gender, and
were not to be dep enden t on the will of oti1ers.
In resp onding to terrorism and ti1e tragedy of September 11,
the UDHR should guide the world. Nobody is an exception
w he n it comes to human rig hts. Every
country, starting wi th A merica, n eeds to
ratify and implement international human righ ts treaties like
the Interna tional Covenant on Economic, Social and C ultura l
Rights and support tlle institutions that p rotect human rights,
like the new International Criminal Cowt.
Following Sep tember 11, tlle b urd en falls on ti1e p rogressive
movement to keep the dream alive. At Food First, we have a clear
vision of what we want our world to look like, and we know how
to get there. Om vision of peace and security is not only about the absence of wat~ but
is about equi ty and justice for all. Our vision is of a world free of hunger, where the
working poor earn a living wage and tlle landless have a true right to land .111is would
be a world where children have the right to a safe and healtlly childhood.
O ur vision would ensure human d ignity and hun1an rights for all. At Food First
we have sh·uggled for tllese values for 26 years and we w ill n ot give up our fight.
Through education, research for action, atld advocacy, Food First rem ains steadfast in its commitment to justice an d enduring p eace. We will continue to be a
force for ch ange. We are grateful for your loyal partnership over tlle years. Our
work is far from done, the struggle continues, and we feel well accompanied by
the fact that we are in it together.
For peace and justice at home and abroad,
Anurndhn Mittnl and Peter Rosset, Co-Directors
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I N TE R NS AND VOLU N TE ERS
Daniel Braun, Aaron de Grassi; lltliS George,
Caroline Guelke, Wynne Hagerty, Michael
Heimbeinder, Abhay Jain, Mayumi Kawaai,
Michael Milov,Yoshikazu Miwa, Russell Mordhorst, James Murre!, jessica Parsons, joan A:lwell, Juliette Shimkin, Laura Saldivar Tanaka,
TiistiTanaka, ChristophcrTyler, StephanieYan
SISTER I N STITU T E
Focus on the Global South,
Bangkok,Thailand
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FOOD FIRST empowers people to address
the root cause of hunger, poverty, and
environmental decline. Our research and
educational materials reveal how anti-democratic institutions and belief systems promote
hunger and environmental destruction.
FOOD FIRST STAF F
From left to right: Michael Manoochehri, Marilyn Borchardt, Peter Rosset, Martha KatigbakFernandez, Sal Glynn, Germaine Arceo, Nick Parker, Anuradha Mittal, Dean Royer, and
Sosamma Samuel-Burnett.
ABOUT fOOD fiRST
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he Institute for Food and Development Policy -known as Food First-is a member-supported, nonprofit' peoples'think tank and educationfor-action center. Our work highlights the root causes and value-based solutions to hunger and poverty around the world, with a commitment
to establishing food as a fundamental human right.
As a progressive think tank, Food First produces books, reports, articles, and videos, plus interviews, lectures, workshops, and academic courses for
the public, policy makers, activists, the media, students, educators, and researchers. We participate in activist coalitions and fum ish clearly written and
carefully researched analyses, arguments, and action plans for people who want to help change the world.
Food First provides leadership to the struggle for reforming the global food system from the bottom up, offering an antidote to the myths and obfuscation
that make change seem difficult to achieve.
Food First was founded in 1975 by Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins, following the international success of the book, Diet For a Small Planet.
Individual contributions provide half of our income, and volunteers and interns carry out a substantial part of our work. As a largely membersupported organization, Food First has independence, objectivity, and commitment to the struggles of common people all over the world.
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