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Newsletter 149: Update from Paris

Seine Flotilla - Photo from Indigenous Environmental Network

Update from Paris (December 10th 2015) The much-anticipated climate talks are wrapping up in Paris. At the start of these two weeks of negotiations and events, we said that to succeed we need to understand how big picture issues like global political conflict, the international immigration crisis, trade, and agriculture are all intimately tied to […]

Newsletter 148: No Longer Secret, But Still Not Fair!

No Longer Secret, But Still Not Fair! (November 17th 2015) Direct Trade is Fair Trade (Without the Other 8 Principles) We’ve said it before and we’re saying it again now. Fair trade is a movement. It’s a movement of empowerment and transformation. Direct trade is a marketing initiative without cohesion, and direct trade means different […]

Newsletter 147: Take Action: Demand Fair, Healthy, and Green from Restaurant Industry

Take Action: Demand Fair, Healthy, and Green from Restaurant Industry (October 26th 2015) Eliminate Child Labor from Cocoa by Emphasizing Children, Not PR Claims Under-aged child working the production of cocoa in the Ivory Coast. Photo Credit: International Labor Rights Forum. The convergence of Fair Trade Month (October) and Halloween makes it hard not to […]

Newsletter 146: Victory for Farmworkers, TPP Action, and a New Resource for You

Fair World Project – October 1st 2015 – FWP’s bi-monthly newsletter focuses on the TPP Atlanta rallies, Food and Climate, and release of our Fall print newsletter. Victory for Farmworkers, TPP Action, and a New Resource for You  (October 1st 2015) Fall Newsletter Now Available Calling retailers and activists! Looking for a quick resource to […]

Fair World Project: Fall 2015 Newsletter

FWP’s Fall 2015 Newsletter is available in print and online – View all our currnet campaigns and news in our Fall Newsletter: Trade for the benefit of the people, Raise the Minimum Wage, Climate, food and farm Justice, For a Better World Issue 11, Wal-Mart Excels at Greenwashing, Brewing for Justice… Click Here to Download […]

Newsletter 145: Take Action for Climate Justice!

Take Action for Climate Justice! (September 17th 2015) Call to Action: Campaign for Climate, Food & Farm Justice World Food Day, first held on October 16th, 1981, marks the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Every year, millions of people worldwide celebrate World Food Day to renew the struggle against hunger, […]

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 […]