Below, you can find resources to learn more about Fair Trade and global economic justice, as well as links to sites where you can take action to support the movement. If you know of other good resources, please let us know!
Global Economic Justice
- Green America is a non-profit dedicated to helping people use their economic power to create a more socially just and environmentally sustainable world.
- Fair Trade Federation is an association of Fair Trade wholesalers, retailers and producers committed to building the Fair Trade economy.
- Fair Trade Resource Network is an information gateway. It raises consumer awareness about improving people's lives through Fair Trade alternatives.
- United Students for Fair Trade is a collaboration of students working towards economic justice through the promotion of fair trade products, principles and policies. Mission, Vision & Values
- National Green Pages allows you to search for through 25,000 products and services from 2,000 socially responsible companies in 170 categories.
- Responsible Shopper helps you find out about the social and environmental performances of over 400 major corporations from which you shop. Use it to direct your purchases to the best companies and avoid the worst.
- No Sweat! works to end sweatshops. They have information about the movement and a great list of sweatshop-free products.
- Better Paper works to preserve forests by reducing demand for wood products and promoting sustainable alternatives.
- Social Invest was created in partnership with the Social Investment Forum, and it offers detailed information on concepts, practices and growth of socially responsible investing.
- Shareholder Action Network runs in partnership with the Social Investment Forum, aims to increase the effectiveness of shareholder advocacy by expanding the network of institutions, organizations and financial professionals participating in such actions.
- GoPromoCodes: A Guide to Buying Fair Trade provides information about Fair Trade as well as links to some Fair Trade retailers.
- Dollars & Sense, the Magazine of Economic Justice.
- Black Gold, a documentary about the production and sale of free and Fair trade coffee.
- One Percent in Community was created in partnership with the Social Investment Forum and aims to get investors to put one percent of their portfolios into community investments, which would put over US$15 billion to work in rebuilding low-income communities in the U.S. and abroad.
- 50 Years is a U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice is a coalition of 200 U.S. grassroots women's, solidarity, faith-based, policy, social- and economic-justice, youth, labor, and development organizations dedicated to the profound transformation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
- Jubilee USA Network: Drop the Debt
- Life & Debt: the film
- Witness for Peace works for human rights, peace, justice and sustainable economies through socially responsible travel, personal experience, popular education and grassroots activism. WFP has great Action Tools.
***Esperanza en Acción highly recommends Witness for Peace social justice education trips to Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, and Cuba. For their delegation schedule, see WFP Travel Programs.
- Quest for Peace is a social justice organization that works in Nicaragua and Haiti. They have useful information about how you can take action to support their mission as well as some information about social justice.
- Pastors for Peace is an interfaith social justice organization. They have useful links for taking action on their website.