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Newsletter 131: Justice for Workers Has No Boundaries!

David Bacon

Newsletter 131: Justice for Workers Has No Boundaries! (March 3rd 2015) Last Call! We are in the final days of our crowd funding campaign. If you’ve considered supporting us, but haven’t done it yet, here’s your chance, and here are a few good reasons! This is your chance to get exclusive artwork for artist and […]

Newsletter 130: Take a Stand With Farmworkers in Washington!

Newsletter 130: Take a Stand With Farmworkers in Washington! (January 10th 2015) Tell Driscoll’s to Be Fair! Farmworkers at the Sakuma Brothers berry farm in Washington state have been in a years-long struggle for fair pay and rights protection with farm owners. Workers, under the banner of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (United Families for […]

LA Times Report Confirms Horrific Abuses on Farms in Mexico

In December 2014, the LA Times published a four-part series exposing terrible working conditions on large-scale fruit and vegetable farms in Mexico, including abuses such as wage-theft, lack of clean water for drinking and bathing, rodent-infested housing, lack of bedding, child labor, and other abuses. One farm, Bioparques, sends as many as six million boxes […]

World Fair Trade Week 2015 Announced

This year Milan will host the World Expo and in conjunction the World Fair Trade Week 2015 will be held May 23-31. As part of this week, the World Fair Trade Organization will hold their general assembly. Other events will include a fashion show, cooking events, and the 5th fair trade symposium. For more information […]

Newsletter 129: Join Vandana Shiva’s Call for Seed Freedom and Food Democracy!

Newsletter 129: Join Vandana Shiva’s Call for Seed Freedom and Food Democracy! -January 20th 2015 – Take Action for Seed Freedom and Food Democracy! Activist, author, and physicist Dr. Vandana Shiva has penned an open letter to India Prime Minister Modi and US President Obama making the case for seed freedom for farmers and food […]

Newsletter 128: Tell Major Restaurants and Grocery Stores That Farmworker Exploitation is Not OK

Newsletter 128: Tell Major Restaurants and Grocery Stores That Farmworker Exploitation is Not OK -December 17th 2014 – Take Action for Farmworkers on Fruit and Vegetable Farms in Mexico The Los Angeles Times recently published the start of a major investigative report confirming illegal, abusive, and unsafe conditions for farmworkers on farms in Mexico supplying […]

Newsletter 127: A $10 Million Dollar Blow to Fair Trade

Small Farmers

Newsletter 127: A $10 Million Dollar Blow to Fair Trade -December 2nd 2014 – A $10 Million Dollar Blow to Fair Trade: How a Grant to Fair Trade USA May Take Down a Movement News came out last week that Bob Stiller, founder of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (now Keurig Green Mountain) and still recognized […]

Newsletter 126: We Still Have More To Do Together

FWP for Climate Justice - Sep. 2014

Newsletter 126: We Still Have More To Do Together -November 17th 2014 – We have made progress this year but there is still lots to be done. First, the signs of progress. Fair trade is growing, but fair brands are growing faster. That is, brands that are committed to fair trade principles at every level […]

Newsletter 125: Time to Remind Congress We Don’t Want Another NAFTA Disaster

Food Workers Week November 23-29th

Tell Congress We Still Reject Fast Track It is increasingly clear that farmers, working families, public health, and the environment are all at risk under the current NAFTA-like trade agreements being pushed by corporate lobbyist and Big Ag. And since most of us want more safe and secure job options, market access for small-scale farmers, […]

EPA Taking Comments on Protecting Agriculture Workers

The EPA is now taking comments (Through August 18, 2014) on its proposed rule Pesticides: Agricultural Worker Protection Standard. Though the proposed rule will strengthen safety standards for the millions of farmworkers who work with or near pesticides on farms, farmworker advocates like the Farmworker Association of Florida and CATA-the Farmworker Support Committee point out […]