TTIP: What Are the Implications for World Trade?

TTIP: What Are the Implications for World Trade?

Join Trade Justice Movement members and an excellent panel to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the impacts it could have on global development. The TTIP could be the biggest trade deal the world has ever seen. What is the deal all...
Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty

Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty

Originally posted on The Tyee, British Columbia, Canada. A 16th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is underway in Singapore this week. Canada and Mexico join the nine other TPP countries for the second time since the U.S. government invited its...
The Spooky Side of Chocolate

The Spooky Side of Chocolate

This Halloween, many of the chocolate goodies handed out to American children dressed as goblins and witches will have a ghoulish history of their own. In the cocoa fields where many of these chocolates originate, West African children work grueling hours — some...
Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

A prominent part of holiday festivities is chocolate, one of our most adored comfort foods. Chocolate is made from the beans (actually the seeds) of the pods that grow on the trunk and main branches of the cocoa plant. In a fitting tribute to the Mayan (and later the...

Fair Trade Shopping Event: Fundraiser for Break the Chain Campaign

May 1 is International Worker’s Day, and Ten Thousand Villages Alexandria is commemorating with a special shopping fundraiser from 5-7 pm, in which 15 percent of the evening’s sales will be donated to Break the Chain Campaign. Break the Chain is an...
Brown-bag Discussion: Roberto Zamora

Brown-bag Discussion: Roberto Zamora

Roberto Zamora, the attorney who successfully fought for the adoption of peace as a human right in Costa Rican law, will be in Washington, D.C. to meet with members of the Human Rights Commission of the Organization of the American States (OAS) regarding his petition...