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El Salvador Puts People and Environment First, Challenging Trade Rules

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The citizens and government of El Salvador have inspired many by demonstrating the possibility of resistance against large corporations and the unfavorable trade regulations they have created by protecting the interests of the country’s own farmers, food, and environment. Last summer news broke that the US was threatening to pull aid from El Salvador if […]

Remembering Rana Plaza With a Fashion Revolution

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April 24th is the two year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh in which over 1,000 people were killed in the collapse of a garment factory. Victims of the disaster and their families still have not been fully compensated and, despite public outrage, the industry is still in need of transformation. Some of […]

Fight for $15 Gains Momentum

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The fight to raising the minimum wage has been gaining momentum over the last few months and got another bump on April 15th with demonstrations throughout the country.  Thousands of people in hundreds of events took to the streets, walking off in low wage jobs and holding signs in solidarity with low-wage workers. Fast food […]

Fast Track is the Wrong Track for Food and Farm

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Fair World Project joined over 100 organizations in a letter to Congress asking them to oppose Fast Track because restricting Congressional oversight of international trade agreements will be a disaster for food and farming. Fair World Project joined over 100 organizations in a letter to Congress asking them to oppose Fast Track because restricting Congressional […]

Time to Hold Large Buyers Accountable To Farmworkers Who Grow and Harvest Our Food

Photo Credit: DON BARTLETTI When the LA Times published its investigative report at the end of 2014 detailing horrendous conditions for farmworkers on produce farms in Mexico, it just confirmed what many of us knew must be the reality. Lack of sanitation, little to no bedding, withholding of already inadequate wages, and restricting workers’ ability […]

Making News While Keeping the Wage Low: The New Corporate Tactic

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When Wal-Mart announced in February it would raise wages for employees to $10/hour by next year, initial reaction was positive. After years of hard work and protest, workers had finally budged the world’s largest corporation. Slowly, though, word got around that this is still not high enough and groups like Our Walmart are still pushing […]

The World Speaks Out Against Unfair Trade

We’ve talked a lot about Fast Track over the last few years. Fast Track gives the President authority to negotiate and sign NAFTA-like “free” trade agreements without a full debate in Congress or constituent input. The two agreements in the pipeline are the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement involving a dozen countries along […]

El Salvador Farmers Successfully Defy Monsanto

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The perils of ingesting food that has any contact with a Monsanto-produced product are in the news on nearly a weekly basis.  As Dr. Jeff Ritterman has documented, Monstanto’s herbicide, Roundup, has been linked to a fatal kidney disease epidemic, and has also been repeatedly linked to cancer.  Recently, a senior research scientist at MIT […]

Consumers Stand in Solidarity With Farmworkers; Ask Driscoll’s to do the Same

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Familias Unidas por la Justicia started to make news back in 2013 when they organized six strikes at the Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm in Washington, though the struggle of workers there was already at least a decade long. Farmworkers in the United States face notoriously dangerous working conditions for low pay and are housing, when […]

Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology

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“Agroecology is political; it requires us to challenge and transform structures of power in society. We need to put the control of seeds, biodiversity, land and territories, waters, knowledge, culture and the commons in the hands of the peoples who feed the world,” according to the declaration of the International Forum of Agroecology.