Fair Trade Month 2013 Campaigns Raise Awareness

Scores of events around the U.S. reached thousands of people in October to raise awareness about Fair Trade. Plus, lots of social media outreach spread the word even further.

Fair Trade Resource Network partnered with Fairtrade America to host events at supermarkets, colleges and community gatherings.

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DOL’s MSHA designates Oct. 30 as Mine Rescue Day

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that it is recognizing Oct. 30 as Mine Rescue Day. The date was selected because of its historic significance. On Oct. 30, 1911, the first national mine rescue demonstration was held in the U.S. It was organized by Dr. Joseph A. Holmes, who in 1910 was appointed as the first director of the U.S. Bureau of Mines by President William Howard Taft. Holmes and Taft attended the inaugural event at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pa.|||||||http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/msha/MSHA20132097.htm

Italy’s train wars: The long, winding road of competition – Washington Post


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Italy's train wars: The long, winding road of competition
Washington Post
Italy's rail wars have become a litmus test for efforts to inject more dynamism into ailing European economies. For Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), the company that operates Italo trains, the results so far have been tragicomic, a reminder of how

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Hartville Migrant Center marks 50 years of service – Suburbanite

Hartville Migrant Center marks 50 years of service
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Other vegetables, including onions, radishes, squash and corn are yielded from the rich soil. According to Stockavas, a large portion of the migrant workers that come to Hartville are Mexican, while many others are Jamaican and American. At the

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Tobacco Farming Critical in Promoting Food Security – The Herald

Tobacco Farming Critical in Promoting Food Security
The Herald
Successful tobacco farming in Zimbabwe can easily improve the food security situation as it is linked to growing other crops in rotation with the cash crop, British American Tobacco Zimbabwe managing director Mr Lovemore Manatsa has said. costs for

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A community in Brazil fights the occupation of their land by sugar plantations

Edliza Duarte is a member of the Guarani-kaiowá community who are fighting the occupation of their land by sugar plantations, in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. She worries about how the loss of their land will affect her family and fears for the health and future of her two children.

You can help! Tell Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and ABF to make sure their sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs.

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Edliza Duarte worries about how the loss of their land will affect her family and fears for the health and future of her two children.

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The new shareable economy – Finance and Commerce


Finance and Commerce
The new shareable economy
Finance and Commerce
Each has a different approach to car sharing, but all represent an emerging trend called “shareable cities,” where residents can rent rather than buy just about anything — from bicycles to workspaces. Think Nice Ride's bicycle sharing program. Or CoCo 

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Euro Jobless Fault Line Festers as Italy Scars Recovery – Bloomberg


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Euro Jobless Fault Line Festers as Italy Scars Recovery
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Euro-area jobless numbers this week may lay bare a fault line scarring the region's recovery as evidence of Germany's employment muscle contrasts with the political quagmire destroying work in Italy. While the currency bloc's longest-ever recession has 
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