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Where in the World are the TPP Negotiators?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 1st July, 2013 | 2 Comments

TPP headWe learned that Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators would be in San Francisco through a few subscription-only, on-line trade journals. We thought they’d like to hear from us, and we search high and low to find them. Here’s what happened …
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Another Rana Plaza in the Making: Stop the TPP

Posted by in Fair Trade, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th May, 2013 | 4 Comments

Primark operated in Rama Plaza.The building collapse disaster in Bangladesh is an example of corporate globalization at work. As negotiations continue to solidify the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Lima, Peru, we draw the links between Free Trade and future disasters like we saw at Rama Plaza.
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Ten Reasons to Protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on December 1st

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 27th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

TPPlogo1Kristen Beifus, Executive Director of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, working on behalf of people and the planet for a fair global trading system and lead organizer of the December 1 Day of Action explains why the TPP needs to be protested. And how YOU can get on the bus (literally) to join the protest.
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GAP and Death Trap Factories

Posted by in Fair Trade, Human Rights, World News & Events on 24th October, 2012 | 1 Comment

Garment workers point toward the burning That's It Sportswear factory, a Gap supplier. 29 workers died in the factory fire on December 14, 2010, many falling to their deaths from the upper floors of the building because locked stairway doors barred their escape.  (c) Andrew Biraj / Reuters.Since 2006 more than 600 garment workers have died in sweatshop factory fires while sewing clothing for giant fashion companies, like GAP, H&M, JCPenney, and Abercrombie. Join Bangladeshi and international unions and labor groups that are calling on GAP to commit to a meaningful fire safety program that will protect the lives of the company’s sweatshop workers
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Meet Chie Abad, Activist and Former Sweatshop Worker

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 13th December, 2010 | No Comments

ChieAbad_kk_smallThe 2nd part in our Open World series, today you’ll meet Chie Abad, a former sweatshop worker who did something about the horrible working conditions she and many workers had to endure. Here’s her inspiring story of struggle and triumph.
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