In 2003, we continued our well-researched analysis and worked to forge international alliances with human rights, labor, and trade activists, and people's movements, using the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a strong moral yardstick to unite single-issue causes under the banner of economic and social human rights.
If we believed everything we saw in the mainstream media, 2002 would have seemed a very gloomy year indeed. Yet, despite the specter of war, we find reasons to be optimistic about the rapidly gelling global movement for human dignity of which we are a part. Behind the headlines, there are genuine reasons for hope. At Food First, we feel that the global justice movement is coming together like never before.