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[2 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Songs for a Cause

Check out this great way to help out from One Days Wages –
One Day’s Wages is incredibly pleased to announce our first compilation album: Songs for a Cause, Volume 1
In support and partnership with ODW and our movement to alleviate extreme global poverty, 21 amazing artists have donated their music to bring together a special compilation of 21 unique songs, including four never-before-released tracks. This unique album is available for download for one year from its release (June 29, 2010 – June 29, 2011).
Artists & Songs include:
1. All …

Environment, Featured, News Stories, oil »

[16 Jun 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Oil Spill and Nigeria

from boing boing –
Imagine BP’s Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil disaster happening every single year, with little or no public outcry, no media coverage, and all but silence from government and the companies involved. Welcome to Nigeria.
Over the last 50 years, foreign oil companies have spilled over 1.5 million tons of oil here, but there have been no legal convictions against them, and no compensation for spill victims. The Niger Delta is now one of the most polluted places in the world. Snip from Guardian article by John Vidal:
On 1 …

Featured, News Stories, human trafficking »

[15 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
U.S. Trafficking Report

From Amanda Kloer at Change.org –
This morning, the 2010 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report was released by the State Department, marking the 10th anniversary of America’s annual human trafficking report card for the world. Only this year for the first time ever, we’re grading ourselves. (You can check out the full report here.)
The 2010 TIP Report was announced in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department, a Titanic-esque ballroom with glittering crystal chandeliers and inlaid gold covering the ceilings. But the fancy architecture was quickly obscured by the …

Featured, human trafficking, slavery »

[11 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Human Trafficking and the World Cup

When South Africa was selected to host the World Cup, there was much rejoicing and reflection on how far the country had come. From the days of apartheid where human beings were not treated as fully human, the country has worked hard at reconciliation. The world used to forbid South Africa from even participating in global sporting events like the Olympics because of apartheid, so certainly, hosting an event like this was a great symbolic act for the country. No one is naïve enough to assume that …

Featured, fair trade »

[8 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
World Fair Trade Day

May 8 is World Fair Trade Day. I thought I’d post the declaration for the day here. It’s a good reminder of why fair trade is important for helping bring about a better world. Check out the World Fair Trade Day site to see all the activities going on around the world. People whose lives have been changed simply because others are willing to trade fairly have great reason to celebrate on this day. So I encourage everyone to support them – in spirit, but …

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[21 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate Earth Day with Everyday Justice

Earth Day is turning 40 and what better way to celebrate our commitment to sustainable living than with our everyday actions. Finding doable ways each of can commit to loving God by caring for creation is a significant part of what it means to pursue everyday justice. So in honor Earth Day, Amazon is offering a free download of the Kindle edition of Everyday Justice.
That’s right – a free digital copy of Everyday Justice!
From midnight to midnight on Thursday April 22 (Earth Day) downloading Everyday Justice from Amazon …

Agriculture, Environment, Featured, Food »

[21 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sustainable Farming CAN Feed the World

BETH DOOLEY covers Joel Salatin recent speech at The Bell Museum. –
This past Sunday, the prettiest of the year so far, why would 300 people forsake biking, gardening, or napping for a lecture in the dark Bell Museum Auditorium? To hear Joel Salatin, the “libertarian, Christian, capitalist, environmentalist” grass-farming evangelist of Omnivore’s Dilemma, and the movies FRESH and FOOD, INC. fame.
If you’ve gotten this far, you might be familiar with the ideals of the movement: the industrial commodity system is dangerously wreaking havoc on the quality of our …

Agriculture, Environment, Featured, Food »

[20 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Food, Inc. on PBS

The Academy Award nominated documentary film, Food, Inc. premiers on PBS’s POV April 21st! Watch the trailer and tell you friends. Check your local listings for the broadcast schedule, and visit the POV website to download materials and posters to host a viewing party or potluck.
If you don’t have television access, you can watch Food, Inc. online (Food, Inc. will be streaming in its entirety from April 22 to April 29, 2010)
About Food, Inc.
American agriculture has in many respects been the envy of the world. U.S. agri-business consistently produces more …

Featured, Waste, Water »

[23 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Story of Bottled Water

The Story of Bottled Water, released March 22, 2010 on storyofbottledwater.org, employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over seven minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to ‘take back the tap,’ not only …

Child Labor, Featured, News Stories »

[2 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]
Apple Admits to Using Child Labor

from The Huffington Post -
Apple Inc. said it found more than a dozen serious violations of labor laws or Apple’s own rules at its suppliers that needed immediate correction.
The findings were outlined in a company report on audits of 102 supplier facilities conducted in 2009. That was a year in which questions about the practices of one of Apple’s suppliers came into focus after the suicide of a Chinese worker who held a sensitive job handling iPhones.
Along with many other technology companies, Apple, based in Cupertino, Calif., relies heavily on …