Global Trade Justice
Doing right by our global neighbors.
A People’s History of Robin Hood
by Paul Buhleposted Feb 15, 2012
- For hundreds of years, he’s fought tax injustice, tyranny, and the seizure of the commons. Why we still need him today.
Don't Be Stupid, Cupid: How to Show Your Love Responsibly
by Annie Leonardposted Feb 13, 2012
- Annie Leonard: What classic Valentine's gifts are linked to exploitation—and what can you do about it?
Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local
by Mike Woldposted Jan 23, 2012
- 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
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Dec 21, 2011
- A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline Ostranderposted Dec 14, 2011
- 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
by Kristen Beifus, Christa Hillstromposted Oct 11, 2011
- 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
by Matt Stollerposted Aug 09, 2011
- 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?
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Jul 04, 2011
- 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?
posted Jun 07, 2011
- 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"
by Bradley Stoneposted Jun 01, 2011
- 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
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Mar 28, 2011
- How a once nutritious grain was transformed into something unhealthy to eat.
The Coming Global Food Fight
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Mar 15, 2011
- 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
by Rachel Taberposted Mar 08, 2011
- A new wave of campus clothing that's made with a livable wage.
7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy
by David Kortenposted Mar 02, 2011
- 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
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Feb 28, 2011
- As food prices rise, how can governments support small-scale, sustainable farmers?