You might be surprised by what's real and what's not.
These three TransFair USA curricula are designed to help students understand the concept of fair trade and to highlight its values and significance to farmers and communities. Using familiar imported foods—chocolate, bananas and coffee—as the focus, your students will gain an appreciation for the hard work of the farmer and will feel empowered knowing their consumer choices have real impact on real people.
For 14 years, NAFTA has displaced farmers and spurred migration. The answer from Mexico’s grassroots: co-ops and fair trade.
How students can tell big companies like World's Finest Chocolate that they demand an end to abusive child labor practices, and that they want to buy products that are Fair Trade Certified.
The victory in the Cochabamba water wars created new challenges: figuring out what to do with success.
We cannot create what we cannot name
How NAFTA, CAFTA, and other corporate-friendly trade policies displace farmers and create mass migration, and how we can do better
Students, union members and textile workers act together to fight sweatshop clothing
Muslim, Jewish, and Christian coffee farmers make mirembe kawomera—delicious peace
DILEMMAS OF DOMINATION: The Unmaking of the American Empire by Walden Bello Metropolitan Books, 2005, 272 pages, $25.00