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Last Chance for Summertime S’mores

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 1st September, 2010 | 3 Comments

marshmellowDon’t miss your chance this summer to press Hershey and the rest of the cocoa industry to END grinding poverty and abusive child labor in the cocoa fields! Celebrate Labor Day by uniting with others nationwide by doing something meaningful for labor rights!
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Kuapa Kokoo’s First Female President

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views on 26th August, 2010 | No Comments

46003_441583606504_69371621504_4709635_7897373_nFor women, the road to equality has been a long (and continuous) struggle. Today marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. And while women in the U.S. celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the Fair Trade cocoa cooperative in Ghana, Kuapa Kokoo marked a major milestone in the cooperative’s history by electing their first woman president, Christiana Ohene Agyare.
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Fair Trade Chocolate’s Journey from Bean to Bar

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 12th August, 2010 | 5 Comments

manitosBring your kids out to the Global Exchange store in San Francisco to join in the making of a mural that follows “Fair Trade Chocolate’s Journey from Bean to Bar”. Saturday, August 14 from 11am-4pm.
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Insert Fair Trade into National S’mores Day

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 9th August, 2010 | 1 Comment

Plowsharing Picnic 7-25-10 021August 10th is National S’mores Day and we’re encouraging you to get the Fair Trade word out by participating in our Summertime Fair Trade S’mores campaign.
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Film Shows Cocoa Child Slavery Continues

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 4th August, 2010 | 4 Comments

n331502629133_1212Newly released documentary The Dark Side of Chocolate reveals shocking and disturbing new evidence that child labor, trafficking, and slavery are continuing in the cocoa industry, nearly ten years after the cocoa industry pledged to end it.
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Bring S’more Social Justice Into Your Summer

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 30th July, 2010 | No Comments

IMG_0239Whether you’re at summer camp, having a backyard BBQ or having a beach bonfire, you can bring some social justice into your summertime activity by participating in Global Exchange’s Summer Fair Trade S’mores Campaign.
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Economic Justice for the Cocoa Farmers has never Tasted so Good

Posted by in Global Exchange Store Updates on 28th July, 2010 | 5 Comments

blog-divinechocolate2Join us at the Global Exchange stores in San Francisco and Berkeley to learn about the exemplary practices of Fair Trade company Divine Chocolate and to sample a FREE selection of their fine Fair Trade Chocolate. Saturday July 31, 11-4pm
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“The Dark Side of Chocolate” Film Screening

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 4th June, 2010 | No Comments

n331502629133_1212Global Exchange is excited to announce a special screening of The Dark Side of Chocolate just in time for World Day against Child Labor on June 12. Join us in viewing this important exposé of the international chocolate industry.
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2010 BBC Documentary, The Bitter Truth

Posted by in Fair Trade News & Views, Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 20th April, 2010 | No Comments

Visit our cocoa homepage to find out how you can help end child slavery in the cocoa fields. The BBC’s 2010 Panorama documentary, Chocolate — The Bitter Truth, contains stunning and disturbing evidence that the worst forms of child labor are still widespread in Ghana and Ivory Coast. Most chilling is the pervasiveness of children […]
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Last chance to participate in Fair Trade Summer S’mores campaign!

Posted by in Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign on 2nd September, 2009 | 2 Comments

Fair Trade Smores Newsflashes: We need your help. Celebrate Labor Day with Fair Trade Smores, and help end abusive child labor in the cocoa fields. Just released! Watch the 2009 We Want More from Our Smores video (see below.) Remember to send in your We Want More from Our Smores petitions. At your Labor Day […]
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