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Newsletter 144: Two Million Child Cocoa Workers: Time to Switch Strategies!

Two Million Child Cocoa Workers: Time to Switch Strategies! (August26th 2015) Tell the International Cocoa Initiative to Include Fair Pricing as Part of Strategy to Eliminate Child Labor The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) calls itself the “leading organization promoting child protection in cocoa-growing communities.” With members like Mars, Hershey, Mondelez, Cargill, and Nestle, they have […]

Newsletter 143: How much do you know?

How much do you know? (August 4th 2015) Take our quiz! Building a Just Economy: How Much Do You Know? Do you know what the minimum wage is for tipped workers? Do you know what the Trans Pacific Partnership is? Take our quiz and test your knowledge. You may learn something along the way! At […]

Newsletter 142: A New Tool to Evaluate Impact of GMOs and Chance to Keep Them Out of the DARK

A New Tool to Evaluate Impact of GMOs and Chance to Keep Them Out of the DARK (July 16tth 2015) What Is the Impact of GMOs, Synbio, Nanoparticles On….? Synbio, an extreme form of genetic engineering, could destroy rural livelihoods, especially those that depend on high value crops like vanilla. Nanoparticles may have less of […]

Newsletter 141: Berry Season Has Started and Farmworkers Still Need Your Support!

Berry Season Has Started and Farmworkers Still Need Your Support! (June 25th 2015) Berry Season Has Started and Farmworkers Still Need Your Support! Over the winter, many of you stood in solidarity with farmworkers at Sakuma Brothers Farm in Washington. Farmworkers there have been asking for better pay, adequate housing, and an abuse-free workplace for […]

Newsletter 140: The Time Is Now!

The Time Is Now! (June 11th 2015) The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Fast Track this Friday. We’ve all been diligent in writing our Representatives and last week’s coordinated call-in day generated over 60,000 calls from concerned citizens like yourself asking the House to Stop Fast Track. These calls have been helping, […]

Newsletter 139: Lets Change the Rules of Trade Starting Today

Lets Change the Rules of Trade Starting Today (June 03rd 2015) Let’s Change the Rules of Trade Starting Today Global trade brings many benefits, but the rules have to be fair. Free trade agreements to date, such as NAFTA, have only benefited those already in power and have been a disaster for millions of farmers […]

Newsletter 138: If the TPP Will Benefit Us, Why Can’t We See It?

If the TPP Will Benefit Us, Why Can’t We See It? (May 13th 2015) Thanks to Your Support We Sat Down With Driscoll’s to Strike a Deal for Farmworkers The farmworker union at Sakuma Brothers Farm in Washington, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, is gearing up for another growing season with protests and demonstrations, asking […]

Newsletter 137: The World Celebrates Fair Trade This Week!

The World Celebrates Fair Trade This Week! (May 06th 2015) Something to Get Behind! So often we ask our network to resist unfair trade policies or simply say “no” (see below request to Stop Fast Track), but this week a bill was introduced into Congress that we want to support. The Raise the Wage Act […]

Newsletter 136: Demand a better response!

Demand a better response! (April 16th, 2015) Thank you for taking action to tell Starbucks to take a stand against Fast Track and to stand up for small-scale farmers and working families. Starbucks has been responding to consumers with a standard email response about their commitment to ethical sourcing including Starbucks’ own C.A.F.E. standards and […]

Newsletter 135: Speak Out Against Unfair Trade Today!

Speak Out Against Unfair Trade Today! (April 14th 2015) Speak Out Against Unfair Trade Today! Now is the time to speak out against Fast Track. We need your voice as an individual and we need businesses, like Starbucks, to speak out on behalf of small-scale farmers and working families. Tell Starbucks to speak out against […]