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Global Trade Justice

Doing right by our global neighbors.

Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local
by Mike Wold
We usually think of the demand for local, organic foods as coming from the North. But in southern Mexico, the growing localist movement is a strategy for survival.
Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline Ostrander
This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”
The Tricks of the Trade Deals The Tricks of the Trade Deals
by Kristen Beifus, Christa Hillstrom
Three new agreements are predicted to kill jobs and solidify corporate power. It's our turn to have a say in how we trade.
Building a Resilient Economy Building a Resilient Economy
by Matt Stoller
Today’s economy relies on a globalized supply chain—where a single broken link can lead to widespread financial catastrophe. It doesn’t have to be that way.
An Appeal to U2: Who is More Rooted? An Appeal to U2: Who is More Rooted?
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Anti-poverty crusaders like Bono call critical attention to what's wrong with the world. But what if we also showed who's doing it right?
Chocolate Country Chocolate Country
Video: A happy tale of the success of a cacao cooperative in the Dominican Republic.
Exemplary Essay on "Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism" Exemplary Essay on "Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism"
by Bradley Stone
Bradley Stone, a student at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism" by John Perkins. Read Bradley's essay on who he thinks are the real terrorists.
The Story of Refined White Rice The Story of Refined White Rice
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
How a once nutritious grain was transformed into something unhealthy to eat.
The Coming Global Food Fight The Coming Global Food Fight
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to "food democracy."
Fair-Labor Logos Find Factory Home Fair-Labor Logos Find Factory Home
by Rachel Taber
A new wave of campus clothing that's made with a livable wage.
7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy 7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy
by David Korten
Rather than turning again to increased global competition to mend our failing economy, we must instead steer our focus toward cooperation and equality.
Rooted Agriculture: 5 Ways Governments Can Help Rooted Agriculture: 5 Ways Governments Can Help
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As food prices rise, how can governments support small-scale, sustainable farmers?
Miami Rice: The Business of Disaster in Haiti Miami Rice: The Business of Disaster in Haiti
by Beverly Bell and Tory Field
Haitian farmers are resisting rice imports they say cripple their chances of real food security.
A Real Solution to Global Debt Crises A Real Solution to Global Debt Crises
by Julia Dowling
Why the world needs a fair and transparent process for dealing with debt.
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