Fair Trade


On the Brain Labor Report for March 11, we talk with Liana Foxvog, national organizer with Sweatfree Communities about how our tax dollars subsidize a downward pressure on labor rights.

March 11, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report we interview Dr. Michael Niemann about the politics of chocolate.

February 13, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report we interview Victor Pierce Sr. who was recently laid off from Freightliner and now is developing a system to track the people laid off because of NAFTA. Peirce plans to study over 10 years to see what happens to these people and if NAFTA makes life better or worse.

February 3, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report we talk with Arthur Stamoulis, director of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, about fair trade and the TRADE Act.  The TRADE Act requires a review of existing trade pacts, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other major pacts, and sets forth what must and must not be included in future trade pacts.  We also hear about the new website tradestories.org

January 28, 2009 >>> Listen or download Here


	

			
			
	
	

 On the Brain Labor Report we talk about alternative economies with guest host The Real Joe.

January 26, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report we talk about Ashland Oregon passing a sweatshop-free procurement policy.

December 17, 2008 >>> Listen or Download Here

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We talk with Ivend Holen with Medford Citizens for Responsible Development who share the history of WalMart’s effort to build at the Miles Field development.Citizens have an opportunity to voice their traffic concerns at  Medford Open Public Hearing, Medford City Council Chambers -  Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 pm.

September 16, 2008 >>> Listen Here

We talk with Juanita Rodriguez about the Zapotec Women’s Weaving Cooperative, a group of indigenous Zapotec women from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico.  They are a group of widows, single mothers, older women and young women who have joined together to support each other and to seek respect and a fair price for their art.

September 15, 2008 >>> Listen Here

We talk with documentary filmmaker Robert Bahar about the film Made In LA which documents the struggles of three garment workers.

August 19, 2008 >>> Listen Here

We talk with Arthur Stamouis of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign about their recent report outlining job loss in Oregon and its correlation to U.S. Free Trade policies.

August 11, 2008 >>> Listen Here

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