Fair Trade


On Monday, july 20 we play a repeat program:  We talk with Kenneth Miller of the Pittsburgh Anti-Sweatshop Community Alliance about the National Sweat-Free Communities Campaign making connections with workers. http://www.kskq.org/showcase/audio-archive/blr/blr20080721.mp3

On the Brain Labor Report for July 15, 2009 we talk with Arthur Stamoulis, director of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign.  We discuss the Panama Free Trade Agreement which was stopped in Congress.  We also discuss the Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act which outlines a way forward to a new trade and globalization agenda that could benefit more Americans. The bill is supported by a broad array of labor, consumer, environmental, family farm and faith groups.   www.oregonfairtrade.org

 July 15, 2009 >>> Listen or Download here 

On the Brain Labor Report for June 19 we talk with Victor Pierce Sr. who was laid off earlier this year by Freightliner in Portland Oregon. Victor and other laid off workers are struggling to get their severance package. We also discuss the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign. www.oregonfairtrade.org

June 19, 2009 >>> Listen or download here 

On the Brain Labor Report for June 16 we talk with Liana Foxvog, national organizer of Sweatfree Communities. We talk about the plans of defense contractor Eagle Industries to move their factory from New Bedford, Mass. to Puerto Rico. We also discuss Ashland, Oregon’s Sweatfree Resolution.

June 16, 2009 >>> listen or download here 

On the Brain Labor Report for June 15, 2009 we discuss the sweatfree procurement policy that will soon be approved by the Ashland Oregon city council. We also play the Workers Independent news and music by Anne Feeney.

June 15, 2009 >>> Listen or download here 

On the Brain Labor Report for March 14 we talk with Arthur Stamoulis, the director of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign. We discuss the impact of NAFTA on Mexico and talk about the 10 year anniversary of WTO protests.  We also play Workers Independent News and DaveLipmann’s “Teenage Immigrant Welfare Mothers on Drugs”

May 14, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report for May 1 we talk with Ivend Holen with Medford Citizens for Responsible Development about their efforts to stop the development of a WalMart Superstore in Medford, Oregon.

May 1, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report for April 28, 2009 we talk with Kari Koch with the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and we discuss the upcoming Panama Free Trade Agreement.

April 28, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report for April 7 we talk with Sarah Leiber-Church, program director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance in Berkeley, CA.. We discuss their sweat-free campaign and the historic link between the Jewish community and textile workers.April 7, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report for April 2 we talk with Liana Foxvog with SweatFree Communities. She is part of a tour of sweatshop workers who are bringing attention to the sweatfree communities campaign.

April 2, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

Ashland to be a sweat-free community “Calling on Ashland to Pass a Strong Sweatshop-Free Purchasing Policy and to Help Build an Economy Based on Good Jobs”

The Ashland SweatFree Campaign and Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice present:
ECONOMIC STIMULUS WORKER TOUR
Fighting sweatshops and building an economy based on good jobs

Saturday, April 4, 4:00-5:30 pm
Southern Oregon University
Stevenson Union (student union), Rogue River Room
1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520

The tour schedule is at  http://www.sweatfree.org/tour and we’re posting photos online at  http://www.tinyurl.com/tourphotos

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