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VICTORY: Hershey’s Chooses Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 22nd March, 2013 | 12 Comments

Raise The BarWe won! After years of pressure from Fair Trade activists like you, Hershey’s recently announced its next step toward 100% certified sustainable cocoa by committing to source cocoa through three of the world’s most recognized cocoa certifying organizations, including Fair Trade USA. When Hershey’s made its announcement in October of 2012 to source 100% certified […]
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Lets End Child Labor Now- June 12 is World Day Against Child Labor

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 12th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

peruht_1June 12th is World Day Against Child Labor. In 2010 the world community through the International Labor Organization, adopted a “Roadmap for Elimination of the worst forms child labor by the year 2016″. With only 3 years to go, how are we doing?
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Get Your Reverse Trick-or-Treating Kit Today!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 1st September, 2011 | 2 Comments

RTTpirateReverse Trick-or-Treating is back for it’s fifth year to give you the opportunity to treat-n-teach your neighbors! This year, Global Exchange is offering a limited quantity of kits to individuals so be sure to get your order in quickly!
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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 Activism Goes High-Tech

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Featured, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 14th July, 2011 | No Comments

ConsumerAlertIn supermarkets across the nation, activists are informing shoppers about the labor violations associated with Hershey’s chocolate products with smartphone-enables “Consumer Alert” cards on the shelves where the chocolate bars can be found.
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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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Take Action: Stand up with the youth!

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 16th June, 2011 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Diane LentWe recently shared a quick report back from last week’s Hershey rally in Times Square in a blog post full of links to photos and quotes from the energizing day. Now we want you to see for yourself what an extraordinary sight it was, with 2-300 people, mostly K-12 students, standing up for the rights […]
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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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