Our lives can often be turned by the people we meet and the books we read. Information is the stuff of power and understanding.
Is this section we would like to pass onto you some of the books that are out there that touch on issues of justice, poverty and fair trade. We hope within some of these pages you may take courage, energy and inspiration to keep going and doing good.
Fair Trade: A Beginner's Guide
By: JACQUELINE DECARLO
Published: Sep 2007
The European Union and United States pay fourteen billion dollars a year in
illegal agricultural subsidies. In textiles and agriculture, where developing
world countries have a natural economic advantage, they are effectively
priced out of the market, with devastating consequences for millions of
people. Grounded in the inspiring power of Fair Trade as a positive
alternative to poverty, environmental destruction, and human exploitation,
this enlightening book explains how we can make a difference. With
comprehensive coverage of Fair Trade principles, exploration of why Fair
Trade is such a powerful economic and social justice tool, and methods for
participation in Fair Trade at home and in society, it will empower the
reader to tackle a key source of global injustice. Generating opportunities
for self-reflection, and providing guideposts for new directions in personal
consumption and civic participation, "Fair Trade: A Beginner's Guide" is
informative and inspiring.