Fair Trade Chat Tool

I have recently set up a Twitter account to link to some of the other people in the global community that are concerned about fair trade, growing trade protectionism, and back-tracking on the trade liberalization agenda.  Granted, this is a pretty esoteric subject…..but that is why Twitter is such a good tool.

Profile of mans face and hand with the word startThere are pockets of people all around the world that are beginning to see the linkages between rising unemployment, inflation, economic crises and political suppression.  The events over the past few days in Iran have begun to illustrate this point to the whole world.  Twitter has been the tool of the democratic-minded youth in Iran to communicate their views on suspected corruption in the election to the rest of the world.

Fair trade, as it is outlined by the 10 Principles of Fair Trade at the World Fair Trade Organization website ( see:  http://www.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=14 ) is one of the only viable approaches to addressing the worldwide disparity between the haves and the have-nots of the world.

And, within the context of the fair trade agenda there is no superficial attempt to outwardly redistribute income.  It is a common sense approach to encouraging the extension of a free trade agenda in a manner that honors all participants in the supply chain.

Join in this important dialogue at this new chat room:

http://www.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=14

Let us know what you think.  [Note:  This chat box was constructed using the chat functionality at http://www.meebo.com.  Here you can integrate all of your chat programs into a single platform.]

Also, be sure to check out some of the fairly traded products at:

http://www.worldofgood.com.

This is the essence of the New Silk Road.

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4 Responses

  1. wfto, amazing, thanks.

  2. World of Good is great (Global Fayre has some products on there) but I’d really recommend people going to http://www.fairtradefederation.org – they have a searchable list of members that will take you to the companies and products you are looking for.

  3. Great article. Thank you for sharing. The above link is filled with info. Good choice. Looking forward to following your posts.

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