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Fair Trade

(see also Anti-Globalization Movement)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Alliance for Responsible Trade.

Catholic International Cooperation for Development & Solidarity (CIDSE).

Equal Exchange.

Equiterre Canadians for fair trade, ecological agriculture, sustainable transportation & energy efficiency.

Fair Trade Federation.

Fair Trade Labelling Organizations International (est. 1997 to propagate the idea, set internationally recognizable standards & promote standardized labeling).

Global Exchange (public education on global trade issues, to encourage Fair Trade activism).

Green Festivals.

The Human Bean (Fair Trade coffee distributor in Denver).

Just Coffee.

Make Trade Fair (Oxfam campaign, dating from 1960s).

Max Havelaar Foundation (Switzerland).

Pachamama World.

SERRV International.

Ten Thousand Villages (the original Fair Trade distributor, descended from Mennonite program to sell handicrafts made by European refugees after World War II).

TransFair USA (monitors compliance with Fair Trade standards, offers list of coffee suppliers by state).

In the Library: Articles

Jones, Melissa. "Bean by bean: supporting indigenous rights," National Catholic Reporter (12/27/02):12-13. Denver's Human Bean coffee company & the Mut Vitz Coffee Cooperative in Chiapas.

Van Loo, Rory. "Coming to the grocery shelf: fair trade food," Christian Science Monitor (9/29/03).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Barratt-Brown, Michael. Fair Trade: Reform & Realities in the International Trading System (London: Zed, 1993).

Bhagwati, Jagdish N. Fair Trade, Reciprocity & Harmonization: The New Challenge to the Theory & Policy of Free Trade (NY: Columbia, 1992).

__________ & Robert E. Hudec (eds.) Fair Trade & Harmonization: Prerequisites for Free Trade? (Cambridge MA: MIT, 1996).

Bovard, James. The Fair Trade Fraud (NY: St. Martin's, 1991).

Cohen, Leah Hager. Glass, Paper, Beans: Revelations on the Nature & Value of Ordinary Things (NY: Doubleday, 1997). See for coffee section.

Grimes, Kimberly M. & B. Lynne Milgram (eds.) Artisans & Cooperatives: Developing Alternative Trade for the Global Economy (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 2000).

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