Fair Trade

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Another view: The South takes the pictures: New Internationalist August 2007 - #403
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
A look at the states of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, and South Africa and their experience of change presented in pictures.
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Ethical Shopping: A Magic Bullet to Save the World?: New Internationalist November 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A look at shopping ethically and its limitations. Discussion of why consumerism is contributing to a negative impact on the planet.
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
Book
2006
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
Fair trade: Connexipedia Article
Article
An organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries and promote sustainability.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
Our Way to Fight: Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...
The Post MFA Era and the Rise of China, Part 1: Against The Current vol. 125
Loong-Yu, Au
Article
2006
The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing expired in 2005, ending 30 years of a quota system under the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA). Ending the Agreement signalled the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) p...
Sharing as our common cause
Article
2014
A call for sharing underpins many existing initiatives for social justice, environmental stewardship, true democracy and global peace. On this basis, STWR argues that sharing should be more widely pro...
Solar heat - transforming rural enterprises around the tropics
Wheldon, Anne
Article
2015
Solar energy is not just about electricity. It's also about heat - and three innovative projects highlighted by the Ashden Awards are showing how solar heat can dramatically reduce the carbon footprin...
Trade Justice! Yes, but what is it?: New Internationalist April 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
Discusses Trade justices and the effects its has had on different parts of the world. Voices the opinions of people from the around the world on the topic of trade justice.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Zatoun
Zatoun is a NGO which brings fair trade olive oil from occupied Palestine. It highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which remi...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
Zatoun
Zatoun is an NGO which brings fair trade olive oil from occupied Palestine. It highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which reminds us of our common humanity...

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Cotton-pickin trade
US and European growers receive government subsidies while farmers in Mali struggle to survive on 300$ a year
Day. Elizabeth
2010
Inequity in the global tradiing system of cotton means that farmers in West Africa struggle to survive. International prices have been driven down by subsidies and disproportionately disadvantage the ...
Fair Trade gold mining in the highlands of Peru
Crabtree, John; Condor-Vidal, Judith
2015
Most gold mining in Peru causes serious environmental damage, but there is one exception - a Fair Trade certified mine close to the world-famous Nazca Lines. Now it's up to us to demand Fair Trade gol...

From the Connexions Archives

Bridgehead Trading - An Alternative Marketing Organization.
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982
Four Toronto residents, committed to concrete action in the field of international economic justice, have established Bridgehead Trading, a Canadian Alternative Marketing Organization (AMO) that is pa...
Bridgehead Trading Company
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Zatoun
Organization profile published 2008
Organization
Distributes olive oil from occupied Palestine and highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which reminds us of our common humanit...