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Reverse Trick or Treating for Global Justice

Reverse Trick or Treating for Global Justice

This halloween, Global Exchange and several other groups are organizing a new kind of trick or treating to raise awareness for the conditions under which much of the world's cocoa is produced.

October 31, 2007

Gap Caught in Child Labor Scandal

Gap Caught in Child Labor Scandal

An investigation by the UK's Observer has revealed Gap clothing being manufactured by children as young as eight, under unspeakable conditions. It appears that at least one of Gap's Indian vendors subcontracted a portion of its orders to factories where children were beaten and forced to work from morning until after midnight without pay.

October 30, 2007

Give One, Get One

Give One, Get One

One Laptop Per Child brings cheap, powerful, energy efficient computers to children in poor or developing countries. Now Americans have the opportunity to buy a great first computer for their kids, and donate one to a child in need, all for $400.

October 22, 2007

Citigroup Funds Environmental Destruction and Fuels Scandal

Citigroup Funds Environmental Destruction and Fuels Scandal

With 1,400 branches in cities all over the world, Citibank's signs are as ubiquitious as they appear innocuous. But behind the label is parent corporation Citigroup, which Forbes magazine calls the "world's largest company." The financial giant has a habit of bankrolling bandits and fueling scandals. Citigroup played a role in the collapse of corporate titans Enron, Dynergy and WorldCom. It hid the assets of former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet. And it sold high-interest subprime mortgages to African-Americans and Latinos at a rate far higher than to whites.

October 21, 2007

Chevron Turns its Back to Human Rights Crisis in Burma

Chevron Turns its Back to Human Rights Crisis in Burma

The brutal repression of pro-democracy protesters in Burma has recently brought the human rights crisis in the country into the media spotlight. But though most U.S. companies have been banned from doing business there, Chevron continues to help fund the military dictatorship with royalties generated from a natural gas interest it maintains in the country.

October 19, 2007

Buy It

Don't Buy It

  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
  • Weapons-maker. Multiple environmental offender.
  • Altria? Formerly known as Philip Morris
  • Genetic Engineering and Monopolistic behavior = Monsanto
  • Unethical marketing of baby formula in developing nations