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Newsletter 152: Take Action: Don’t Exclude Farmworkers from the New York State Minimum Wage

Take Action: Don’t Exclude Farmworkers from the New York State Minimum Wage (March 31st 2016) Today marks the end of Farmworker Awareness Week, a week for remembering the hard work of the women and men who plant, harvest, and tend our food, often for low pay and under dangerous conditions. This week is more than […]

Newsletter 151: Eat bananas, have a job, or own a business? You may want to read this!

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Eat bananas, have a job, or own a business? You may want to read this! (March 15th 2016) Now Is the Time for Fair Wages! This past weekend we facilitated a panel on raising the minimum wage. Most of us are familiar by now with the worker-led Fight for $15. This movement has been an […]

Newsletter 150: TPP Signed; Farmworker Contract Not – Two Opportunities for Action

TPP Signed; Farmworker Contract Not – Two Opportunities for Action (February 24th 2016) Action Alert: Time to Put It In Writing! Familas Unidas por la Justicia, an independent farmworker union in Washington, has been fighting for better pay and conditions at Sakuma Brother Farms, a large farm in Washington State, for years. Sakuma Brothers owners […]

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 […]