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Act Now to Stop Fast Track for Trans-Pacific Partnership

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): A bill has been introduced in Congress to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The deal, which is being negotiated with over 600 corporations behind closed doors, is a threat to clean air, clean … Continue reading

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2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference—February 8-10, Washington, DC

From the Pennsylvania Fair Trade Coalition (http://www.citizenstrade.org/paftc.php):   The PA Fair Trade Coalition is a Conference Convener of the 2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference this February 8th – 10th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. … Continue reading

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Alternative Christmas Giving

From the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Seeking ways to celebrate the birth of Christ through alternative gift giving?  If so, we have put together a short list of options. Download our Alternative Christmas Ideas … Continue reading

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Urge Support of the TRADE Act—Trade Matters!

The Citizen’s Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org) says: International trade is not an end in itself, but a means for achieving societal goals such as economic justice, human rights, healthy communities, and a sound environment. The rules which govern our global economy … Continue reading

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Responsible Christmas Shopping (or even better, skip the “stuff” altogether)

The UCC’s JPANet Newsletter shared the following information about how to be greener, socially-aware shoppers this year:   If we purchase gifts this Christmas, let’s be ethical shoppers. Use the Shop with a Conscience Consumer Guide (Sweat Free Communities, http://www.sweatfree.org/shoppingguide) … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Specter and Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the TRADE Act

The Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org/) is asking for our help.   From Citizen’s Trade:   Ask Senator Specter to Cosponsor the Trade Act   Ask your Representative to Cosponsor The Trade Act   Send a Letter to The Editor Supporting … Continue reading

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Caroling for Fair Trade

The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) is encouraging communities to spread holiday cheer and awareness through Fair Trade Holiday Caroling and a Fair Trade Giving Pledge.   GBCS gives numerous reasons for participating… Raising awareness … Continue reading

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