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Happy Easter? Better Make Sure with Fair Trade Chocolate

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign, Global Exchange Store Updates on 4th April, 2012 | No Comments

Kids everywhere love Divine Chocolate!At Global Exchange we love to celebrate Fair Trade all the time, but this Easter, things will get even sweeter with free chocolate!
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Is Hershey’s Going Fair Trade? Did We Really Win? Not yet……

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 1st February, 2012 | 29 Comments

Hershey_Infographic_Cocoa_FOn January 30th, after years of being targeted by organized consumer Fair Trade actions, Hershey has finally made a move! Hershey’s announced that it will make a commitment to purchasing Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa and invest $10 million dollars in education and its smart-phone CocoaLink project. So what does this actually mean? Have we won an important first step or are we being duped?
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Fair Trade Roundup: What is Hershey Up to NOW?!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 17th August, 2011 | 3 Comments

Photo Credit: JOHN C. WHITEHEAD, The Patriot-NewsThis week in Fair Trade news you can use, Hershey is the focus of attention for labor rights activists (again), a new report about the impacts of Fair Trade is released, plus a whole lot more.
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Fair Trade Roundup: What Was Cosi’s Response to Fair Trade Action?

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups on 13th July, 2011 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Change.orgLast week Change.org called on fans of restaurant chain Cosi to tell the company that “life should be delicious” for cocoa farmers who currently live in poverty. So they did. And then guess what Cosi did. Find out what and more in our Fair Trade Roundup.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Fair Trade Photo Contest Entries Are In, Voting Open

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 28th June, 2011 | No Comments

2012_calendar_image-lo_res_3_largeFair Trade photo contest voting now open. Find out the details about that and a whole lot more. It’s Fair Trade Roundup time.
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Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Child Labor has got to Go!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 13th June, 2011 | 2 Comments

Photo Credit: Diane LentWorld Day Against Child Labor was on Sunday, June 12th. Four days prior, the ‘Raise the Bar Hershey’ rally took place in front of the Hershey store in Times Square. School children and social justice activists, along with Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and Lee Cutler, […]
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CALL IN ACTION TODAY: Act to End Hershey Child Labor in Solidarity With NY Rally

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 8th June, 2011 | No Comments

Kerry Kennedy speaking out against HersheyIn solidarity with those rallying in NY to to end Hershey child labor practices, TODAY is a national call in action organized by the Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign. Find out how to join others in calling Hershey today.
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Fair Trade Roundup: Ben & Jerry and Fair Trade Models Light Up Human Rights Awards

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Fair Trade Roundups, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 7th June, 2011 | No Comments

Human Rights Awards Fair Trade Models Jocelyn, Rae, and ZarahWhat a week for Fair Trade! Kerry Kennedy is speaking at the Raise the Bar Hershey rally happening in NYC tomorrow, Ben & Jerry sported tuxedos for human rights while models showed off their Fair Trade outfits, and a new Fair Trade conference was just announced.
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Kerry Kennedy to Join Youth in Rally to Demand That Hershey ‘Raise the Bar’

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 6th June, 2011 | 2 Comments

Kerry Kennedy Photo Credit: humanrightsfirst.orgWith World Day Against Child Labor right around the corner, students and social justice leaders and groups will gather in front of the Hershey Store in Times Square to call on Hershey to eliminate forced, trafficked and child labor from its cocoa supply chain. Read about the details, and what you can do if you’re not able to make it to the rally.
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Hershey Rally Happening in Times Square on 6/8

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 26th May, 2011 | 1 Comment

raseHave you heard about Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign’s upcoming rally in NYC’s Times Square, Wednesday June 8th? The purpose of this rally is clear; to encourage Hershey to go Fair Trade. Find out the details, including who’s behind it and how to get involved.
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