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Trump's Acceptance Speech Promises Repudiation Of Free Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Remaining in the political character he has had for at least five years, Donald Trump's acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention reiterated his determination to walk away from America's current policy of free trade.

Becoming Idealists: Finding Meaning In The Workplace

Scott Leonard | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Scott Leonard

Traveling to Peru is likely to shake you up and inspire you. It's a place of rich culture. Layers of ancient civilizations and history live embedded i...

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

TPP, a Global Stimulus for Local Communities

Kanu Iheukumere | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Kanu Iheukumere

America, particularly its middle class and poor, has felt the decimating influence of macroeconomic forces that extend far beyond our local communitie...

How one company is redefining the future of an ancient Indian craft

JUST | Posted 05.12.2016 | Style
JUST

In the villages outside of Jaipur, India, the centuries old craft of hand block printing is making a comeback.

Colombia Fears U.S. May Reject Peace Plan To Protect Pharma Profits

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Colombian Embassy is concerned that lowering the price of a major cancer drug may jeopardize American funding for peace talks in the...

Failure of Korean Trade Deal Voids TPP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Just like NAFTA, just like China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), free traders swore that the Korean deal would shower jobs and economic prosperity down on America. It didn't happen. Actually, the exact opposite did.

Save the World by Shopping: Celebrate Earth Day in Style

Antoine Didienne | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Antoine Didienne

Earth Day is April 22 and many people will go out to plant a tree, pick up litter, or simply remember to turn off lights when they're not in use. I en...

I Am Free

Diana Mao | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Diana Mao

Based on popular demand, I am launching a weekly blog "I Am Free," highlighting one product every Friday. I will share a product I HEART from the human rights lens and describe the WHY behind the product.

Trading Fast Fashion for Fair Fashion! A Fashion Revolution!

Dana Geffner | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Dana Geffner

I love clothing. Choosing what to wear is my creative outlet. But I also have dedicated my life to fighting injustices, working on building a more jus...

Ethical Fashion on Rise in Wake of Disaster

Fair Trade USA | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Fair Trade USA

What if your shirt, your pants, or even your underwear were made in factories that provided workers like Reshma with genuine opportunities?

American Workers Crushed Under China's Deliberate Overproduction

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

China makes way, way too much steel. In 2015, it produced nearly 500 million tons more than it needed. Production of that steel was subsidized by the Chinese government in ways that violate international trade rules, so the price was artificially low. And China suppresses the value of its currency, further falsely reducing the cost of the steel.

Will Hillary Repudiate Bill on the China Trade?

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

A rock and a hard place. Scylla and Charybdis. Sanders and Trump. These are just some of the metaphors and men Hillary Clinton finds herself caught between on the trade issue.

Bernie Sanders Says He Would Renegotiate NAFTA, Not Violate it

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

If elected president, Bernie Sanders would not simply ignore the trade deals he has called "disastrous," but would instead renegotiate them with partn...

This Is A Really Dumb Way To Fix Poverty

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

Poverty is what happens when people do not have enough money to live decently. It's a difficult problem to solve if there aren't any other people who ...

When Art Experiments Go Big

Roddy Schrock | Posted 04.03.2016 | Arts
Roddy Schrock

A few weeks back, my partner Joon and I were on a day trip upstate. Rihanna's song Work came on our "mixtape". Amidst all of the jagged edges of clipped beats and nonsensical sprechstimme, I again had the sense of this being a truly unusual song.

7 Passover Chocolate Recipes: One a Day

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 04.01.2016 | Taste
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Toss those boxes of processed Passover desserts into the garbage. Instead enjoy these easy, more sustainable chocolate recipes, one for each day of the festival (according to the biblical count).

If Coffee is Such a Valuable Commodity, Why Are Coffee Farmers So Poor?

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

Charles Sylvain is a coffee farmer living in Carice, in northeast Haiti. Up until the 1980s, coffee was a good source of export income for Haiti, but recently, climate change and crop disease have created major challenges.

It Takes a Village

Em Sexton | Posted 03.18.2016 | Good News
Em Sexton

I was sitting on the dirt floor of Eugenia's house in Rwanda. I asked her how her life had changed since becoming an artisan with a woman's co-op in ...

Watch Corporate America Turn A Roomful Of Workers Into Bernie Sanders And Donald Trump Supporters

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

The past few years have been very good for United Technologies. The contractor does billions of dollars a year in business with the federal government...

Fair Trade Coffee -- How About Fair Trade Air Travel?

Rob Britton | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The fair trade movement and concern about ethical sourcing asks consumers, all of us, to think more carefully about what we buy, and to ask hard questions about how producers behave. Air travelers who believe they are people of good will, people who embrace the Golden Rule, should ask the same question when booking a trip.

Donald Trump Is Now Attacking Bernie Sanders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

Fresh off a convincing victory in his party's New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump took to CBS Wednesday to gloat ...

How This 60-Something Woman Finally Found Love In Mexico

Patrice Wynne | Posted 02.11.2016 | Fifty
Patrice Wynne

I live in one of the most romantic towns in the world, San Miguel de Allende, and I had not had a single date since I arrived 15 years ago. I arrived depressed, hoping to disappear into the life of an expat in Mexico, after closing my beloved independent bookstore in Berkeley and filing for divorce.

Is There Child Labor In Your Chocolate?

Fair Trade USA | Posted 02.10.2016 | Taste
Fair Trade USA

The systemically low prices in cocoa have drastic consequences for farmers and their families. More than 2 million children in the Ivory Coast and Ghana are being deprived of their childhoods, either working in extremely hazardous conditions or working in lieu of going to school, so that we can get our chocolate fix.

How Coffee at the White House Perpetuates or Ends Poverty

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

The question remains as to whether, in the future, the shared value in the coffee served at the White House will perpetuate or end poverty, not only in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras but also everywhere else where coffee is grown, including Kenya.