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2005

2004 Starbucks Campaign Headlines

12/10 - Fair Trade Candy and Hot Chocolate Available for the Holidays

11/17 - Starbucks continues to Greenwash with Weak Environmental Policy

11/3 - Mayan Coffee Farmers Push Fair Trade in the Midwest

10/21 - Central America Coffee Farmers Survive by Going Green

10/19 - Starbucks Raises Prices--But World's Coffee Farmers Won't Get a Raise

9/13 - Large Supermarket/Coffeehouse Chain in UK Switches to 100% Fair Trade Coffee

8/27 - California Hospital Converts to Fair Trade Coffee!

8/27 - Fair Trade & Sustainability Certification: Real or Greenwash

8/25 - Starbucks and CI's Eco-Imperialism in Chiapas

8/19 - Starbucks Unionization Drive in NY Fails

8/5 - Action Alert: Week of Action to Pressure M&M/Mars to Meet with Fair Trade Representatives

7/18 - Union in NYC Wins Battle to Vote on Union at Starbucks

7/12 - Making Fair Trade Profitable

7/8 - IWW Labor Organizers Take On Starbucks in the Big Apple

6/23 - Starbucks set to invade SE Asia

6/9 - Are Farmers Getting a Fair Price for Fair Trade Labeled Products?

6/8 - Some Retail Chains Jacking Up Prices on Fair Trade Products

5/11 - World Fair Trade Day Celebrated in 60 Countries

5/2 - Starbucks & Other Greenwashers Highjack Earth Day

4/12 - Starbuck$ One of Ten Worst Corporate Hypocrites/Greenwashers in America

3/29 - ALERT: OCA & Global Exchange Protest at Starbucks Shareholders Meeting in Seattle

3/5 - Time Magazine Covers the Growth of Fair Trade Coffee in U.S.

2/25 - Voices of the Coffee Crisis in Chiapas

2/17 - Independent Coffee Houses, Endangered Species in the Starbucks Age?

2/14 - Skip the (Non-Organic & Non-Fair Trade) Chocolates & Flowers for Valentine's Day

2/13 - Organic, Fair Trade Only Option for Mexican Coffee Growers

2/9 - Fair Trade Bananas and other Products Now Spreading in U.S.

1/26 - Corporate coffee greenwashing fair trade

1/19 - Fair Trade Coffee on the Rise

2003 Starbucks Campaign Headlines

12/5 - Faith organizations throw weight behind 'fair trade' coffee movement

12/1 - Starbucks' Expansion in Latin America Raises Eyebrows

11/20 - Bitter Debate Inside Fair Trade Coffee Movement

11/15 - Uniting Concerns--Organic and Fair Trade/Social Justice

10/1 - French Consumers Echo OCA's Skepticism About Starbucks

9/30 - Fair Trade Niche Growing in the Marketplace

9/29 - Organic & Fair Trade Go Together in Italy

9/24 - Consumer Action Key to Achieving Global Justice & Fair Trade

9/18 - Under Pressure, Coffee Giant P&G Will Start to Offer Fair Trade Line

9/17 - Fair Trade Market Growing in North America & Pacific Rim

9/12 - Fair Trade Issues Being Raised at WTO in Cancun

8/14 - Starbucks--The Brand We Love to Hate

8/7 - Starbucks Cafes in San Francisco Vandalized

8/7 - More on Grafitti Attack on Starbucks in San Francisco

8/5 - Free Trade™

7/21 - City Pushes to ''Secede from Starbucks Nation''

7/16 - Free Trade Problems--Fair Trade Solutions

7/4 - Big EU Coffee Buyer Tries Out a New Form of Greenwashing

6/26 - More Fair Trade Hype From Starbucks

6/12 - Conservation International, Trojan Horse of U.S. Government and Transnational Corporations

5/27 - Starbucks to sue aboriginal cafe

5/20 - ACTION ALERT - Ask the USA to Rejoin the ICO

5/19 - US Consumers Want Corporations to be Socially Responsible

5/15 - Starbucks pact brews chamber dissent

5/7 - Dunkin Donuts To Provide Fair Trade Coffee

4/30 - Coffee Production Threatening Wildlife

4/24 - Starbucks gets 1 out of 10 for promoting Fair Trade in New Zealand

4/24 - Merge- Starbucks Buys Rival Seattle Coffee Co.

4/20 - Farmers Growing Organic Coffee to Overcome the Coffee Crisis

4/19 - Coffee in time of conflict Starbucks' global growth risks anti-American backlash

4/16 - Starbucks Faces Backlash Overseas

4/9 - This Earth Day, promote trade that's clean and green: Fair Trade!

4/2 - Tell M&M's, P&G, and Starbucks: Exploitation is NO joke! Get serious about Fair Trade!

4/1 - EPA Abandons Cesar Chavez's Legacy by Failing to Protect Farmworkers

4/1 - Fair Trade Coffee Tour With Tadesse Meskela From Ethiopia

3/27 - EU Consumers Boycotting Starbucks, McDonald's, & Coca-Cola in War Protest

3/26 - Starbucks Faces Intense Round of Protests

3/24 - OCA TARGETS STARBUCKS AT SHAREHOLDER MEETING IN SEATTLE ON MARCH 25th

3/23 - Fair Trade cocoa tour with Mary Adu Kumi of Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana

3/23 - Starbucks Slowly Working Towards OCA and Consumer Demands

3/21 - Coffee Giant Procter & Gamble is profiting from war!

3/18 - Ask the State Department to re-join the International Coffee Organization

2/27 - CAFTA to Destroy Fair Trade

2/25 - TAKE ACTION TODAY to demand Fair Trade not CAFTA!

2/21 - March 6 is National Day of Action for Fair Trade Coffee

2/19 - Fair Trade and Organic Advocate Dennis Kucinich Considering Presidency

2/17 - Valentines and Fair Trade

2/10 - Fair Trade & Ethical Consumer Buying Advance in UK

2/3 - Vote For Fair Trade Coffee on March 6- National Day of Action to Protest National Coffee Association

2/2 - Help Arrange For A Fair Trade Cocoa of Coffee Farmer To Speak To Your Community

1/22 - Monsanto seeks suspension of Maine BGH-free label

1/13 - Demand for Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate Continues to Grow

1/7 - World Coffee Crisis Continues

2002

12/27 - Nestle Squeezing Ethiopia while Millions Face Hunger

12/18 - The Unloving Cup--Starbucks Megaprofits & Campesino Misery

12/11 - Support Fair Trade This Holiday Season

12/09 - Fair Trade Sales Bolstered by Health Benefits

12/08 - Major UK Supermarket Chain Switches to Fair Trade Chocolate

11/12 - Starbucks Targeted for Opposing Responsible Coffee Initiative In Berkeley

11/8 - UK Sales of Fair Trade Goods Expand 40 Percent

11/4 Starbucks Targeted For Opposing Responsible Coffee Initiative in Berkeley

11/3 - More Communities Lining Up To Mandate Socially Responsible Coffee Drinking

11/1 - Organic regs shaking up coffee industry, growth seen

10/24 - U.S. Urged to Wake Up to Coffee With a Conscience- Support Fair Trade

10/21 - Ten Reasons to Support Berkeley Fair Trade Coffee Initiative

10/20 - Wild Oats Supermarket Chain Highlights Organic/Fair Trade Coffee

10/19 - British Charity Oxfam Demands Fair Trade Coffee

10/14 - Starbucks to Set Up Coffee Shops in Target Stores

10/13 - ACTION ALERT! This Halloween Tell M&M/Mars to Stop the Tricks--Sell Fair Trade Chocolate

10/6 - World Coffee Crisis Worsens

9/28 - Starbucks Protest Highlights Local Fair Trade Initiative

9/25 - Starbucks and Police Crack Down on Leafleting in Vienna, Austria

9/23 - Oxfam: Mugged, Poverty in Your Coffee Cup--support Fair Trade

9/23 - Amid Latte, Mocha Craze, Coffee Growers Go Hungry in Paradise

9/20 - Activists Gearing Up for Global Protest Against Starbucks and Coffee Giants

9/20 - Supermarket Chain Highlighting Organic and Fair Trade Coffee

9/18 - Activists Step Up Global Campaign Against Starbucks

9/16 - Starbucks Faces Massive Global Protest

9/15 - Fair Trade Coffee: A Hot Cup of Social Justice

9/9 - Major Enviro-Groups Concerned About Starbucks Entry Into Mexico

9/4 - Starbucks Profiting at the Expense of the Poor

9/1 - Fair Trade: World Coffee Crisis Continues

9/1 - Equal Exchange Releases First Fair Trade/Organic Hot Cocoa

8/28 - Starbucks Coffee in Mexico Raises Immense Controversy

8/28 - Fair Trade: Child Labor is Key to Ecuador's Banana Profits

8/28 - Activists Seek Powerful Social Change in Coffee

8/27 - Congress Holds Hearings on Coffee Crisis

8/27 - Starbucks, brings cafes… and opposition

8/22 - Amidst Protests, Starbucks Comes to Mexico

8/21 - Former Starbucks Manager Condemns Greenwashing

8/20 - Starbucks Pulls Tasteless Ads

8/16 - Take Action- Support Honduran Coffee Farmers

8/15 - Starbucks Takes Yet Another Stab At Independent Cafes

8/12 - Fair Trade Resolution Introduced to Congress

8/9 - Non-Organic, Non-Fair Trade Exploits Child Labor

8/9 - Fair Trade in the Ecuadorian Forests

8/8 - Fair Trade Coffee Buzz Gaining Momentum

8/8 - Social Justice Ballot in Berkeley and Seattle Alarm Starbucks

8/7 - Organic Chocolate Preserves Brazilian Rainforest

8/5 - Oxfam and Starbucks- Partners In Greenwashing

7/19 - California Congressman Introduces Fair Trade Resolution

7/18 - New York Times Covers Berkeley Fair Trade Coffee Resolution

7,17 - Hawaiian Coffee Growers Call For GE Moratorium

7,12 - Washington Post- Global Coffee Crisis Turns Workers To Beggars

7,8 - Wall Street Journal- Fair Trade Could Help Latin American Coffee Bean Woes

7,7 - Coffee Industry Continues To Exploit Child Labor

7,5 - Shade Grown Coffee- Helping an Industry Turn Over a New Leaf

7,1 - Starbucks still trying to greenwash themselves

6,24 - Letter to M&M's CEO Asking For Fair Trade Chocolate

6,21 - Berkeley Continues to Push For Fair Trade Coffee Initiative

6,19 - Berkeley Residents Look To Ban Sweatshop Coffee

6,2 - Starbucks UnStrike for Justice and Dignity

5,30 - Mexico farmers abandon coffee for forests

5,23 - ACTION ALERT - Make M&Ms Fair Trade!

5,21 - Starbucks Makes Small Steps Towards Fair Trade

5,13 - The truth about the banana trade

5,9 - Swiss Refuse GM Coffee

5,3 - Starbucks purchasing guidelines miss the mark

5,1 - World Fair Trade Day is May 4th

5,1 - Utne Reader covers Starbucks protests

4,23 - OCA protests have impact on Starbucks

4,16 - Starbucks is fooling socially responsible investors

4,10 - World Fair Trade Day- May 4th

4,8 - M&Ms Pressured to use Fair Trade

3,30 - Supermarket Chain to Carry Fair Trade Coffee

3,22 - Horizon Organic Milk to be at Starbucks

3,19 - Students campaign for fair trade coffee

3,18 - Starbucks beans not so green

3,15 - Protest M&Ms and Slave Trade

3,14 - News from the field- updates from Global Week of Action events

3,14 - Images from the field- photos from Global Week of Action Events

3,10 - Campaign Update From OCA Director Ronnie Cummins

3,1 - Twin Cities takes on Starbucks

2,28 - Industry Front Group Attacks OCA Starbucks Campaign

2,27 - Starbucks Hopes to Expand in 2002

2,25 - Starbucks Shareholders Demand Labeling of GE Ingredients

2,23 - Associated Press Canada Covers Starbucks Campaign

2,20 - Consumer advocates protest Starbucks items

2,20 - Environmentalists Stage Starbucks Protests

2,18 - Take Action--Chicago Starbucks Protest- Feb.26

2,18 - Take Action--New York City Starbucks Protest- Feb. 23

2,18 - Take Action--San Francisco Starbucks Protest- Feb. 26

2,15 - Starbucks braces for another round with eco-protests

2,14 - Activists put pressure on to provide Fair Trade chocolate

2,12 - Starbucks Statement in Response to Protests

2,9 - Coffee Industry attempts to "solve" coffee crisis without farmers

2,7 - Glut in coffee prices threatens Latin America stability

1,24 - Avoid Slave-Trade Chocolate This Valentines Day

1,20 - OCA's most recent letter to Starbucks w/ response

1,16 - FAQ About Starbucks Campaign

1,15 - Starbucks admits its contractor uses prison labor

1,13 - Coffee Bean Facts- Info on Coffe Industry

1,5 - List of rBGH-free Dairy Sources- Why does Starbucks complain about supply?

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2001

12,16 - Garstang- The world's first Fair Trade town

12,6 - Over 50 Cities Take Part in Fair Trade Day of Action

11, 29 - ACTION ALERT-Nationwide Day of Action Against Folgers-Dec. 15

11, 20 - Starbucks Rejects Genetically Engineered Coffee

11, 12 - FAIR TRADE COFFEE DAY OF ACTION DECEMBER 8, 2001

11,12 - Dow Jones Looks at Fair Trade

11,7 - Newsweek on Fairtrade Coffee

11,5 - Coffee Crisis Leads to More Drug Crops

10, 31 - Fair Trade Movement on Both Sides of the Atlantic

10, 28 - For Coffee Traders, Distasters Come In Pairs

10, 22 - Starbucks Fair Trade Improvements- Close but no cigar

10,20 - Action Alert- Humanitarian aid for those suffering in Nicaragua

10,15 - Organic Yogurt Offered in Starbucks Stores

10,1 - Starbucks Angers Nation's Newspapers

9,30 - Coffee Glut and Drought Hit Nicaragua

9,27 - A Few Field Updates from Starbucks Global Week of Action

9,27 - Coffee Crisis Affects Nicaragua Elections

9,25 - Starbucks Apologizes for Charging NYC Rescue Workers for Water

9,18 - Associated Press Covers Starbucks Protests

9,17 - Manitoba Covers the Coffee Crisis

9,8 - Starbucks Sued for Allegedly Spiking Their Teas With Ephedrine

9,7 - Support Nicaragua Network's Emergency Aid Drive

9,5 - Starbucks Labor Problems

9,1 - Starbucks Launches Campaign of Corporate Propaganda-Seattle Post

9,1 - Coffee Crisis Causing Domino Effect in Nicaragua-NY Times

8,30 - Jackie Mason on Starbucks- A Little Levity

8,29 - OCA responds to Starbucks Form Letter

8,22 - Starbucks Kills Another Mom and Pop Business

8,17 - Safeway Supermarket Chain Will Sell Organic Coffee

8,12 - 60 Congress Members Petition Starbucks for Fair Trade Coffee

8,10 - US Chocolate Companies Fight "Slave-free" Chocolate labeling

8,9 - Preparations Are Underway for a Global Week of Action Against Starbucks

8,8 - Global Exchange Launches Fair Trade Coffee Tour

8,6 - Coffee Quality Takes a Dive As Farmers Get Paid Less

8,6 - Is the Coffee Industry About to Turn Bitter in the UK?

8,2 - Shadow of Globalization

8,2 - Struggling Kenyan coffee growers wonder where all the money goes

8,2 - Hard Times for Coffee Farmers

8,2 - Low coffee prices spark job losses in El Salvador

8,2 - Exodus of rural coffee workers alarms Nicaragua

8,1 - Starbucks Bows to Mega-Corporate Pressure

7,31 - USA Today-Fair Trade Coffee is Attracting Customers

7,27- Hard Times For Coffee Farmers

7,18 - Starbucks Competitor Provide Fiar Trade Coffee on Rotating Basis

7,13 - Grown in the Shade- Making the Coffee Connection in New Zealand

7,13 - The Big Experiment- A local look at Starbucks Protests

7,11- Images and News from the field

7,6 - OCA Director gives update on most recent meeting with Starbucks

7,6 - Grocery Chain Condems GM Coffee and Support Fair Trade

7,2 - Newsweek- How does Starbucks Profit while Farmers Lose?

6,27 - Associated Press Looks at OCA's Starbucks Campaign

6,27 - New Zealand Starbucks Not Playing Fair

6,25 - Starbucks Begins Responding to Global Protests

6,25 - Slave Trade Chocolate

6,25 - Black Community Slams Starbucks in Seattle

6,20 - Starbucks Won't Resolve Issues With Its Own Employees

6,18 - Starbucks Runs Greenwashing Ad in New York Times

6,13 - Black Community Announces Starbucks Boycott

6,13 - Starbucks Ranked with Infamous Greenwashing Corporations

6,12 - OCA Director Resonds to Starbucks CEO (letter)

6,12 - Starbucks Expected to Feel Heat From International Campaign (press release)

6,12 - OCA Rally Scheduled for Starbucks/World Bank Conference

6,12 - Confrontation Expected at World Bank Conference (press release)

6,8 Campaign Email Alert (please send to everyone you know)

6,8 - Record Low Coffee Prices Cause Border Problems

6,7 - Desert Deaths Due To Low Coffee Prices

6,7 - Fair Trade Would Reduce Smuggling

6,5 - Starbucks Continues to Evade the Truth

6,4 - If it's not Fair Trade, it's Slave Trade

5,31 - Genetically Modified Coffee May Harm Up to 60 Million People

5,30 - Story of a Struggling Coffee Farmer

5,29 - Coffee Giants Make Big Bucks while Growers Face Ruin

5,29 - PR Industry's Slanted Take of Campaign

5,28 - Near-monopoly of retail market a key factor in windfall profits

5,28 - Fair Trade Offers Farmers Better Deal

5,28 - Hard pressed Guatemala coffee farmers demand credit

5,22- Starbucks Needs Fair Trade Coffee of the Day More Than Once

5,21- Fair Trade Coffee Movement is Growing!

5,21 - Income Comparison: Starbucks Tycoon vs. Coffee Plantation worker

5,20 - Coffee Prices Slump, Yet Starbucks Enjoys Strong Profits

5,17 - GM Beans Threaten Millions of Family Farmers' Survival

5,14 - British Boycotts of GM Coffee

5,12 - Food Fights, FDA and Fair Trade

5,9 - Is your chocolate slave-trade or Fair Trade?

5,8 - National Public Radio Looks At Fair Trade Coffee

5,2 - Planning for Starbucks Global Days of Action

4,30 - Starbucks Campaign is Showing Success!!

4,25 - Coffee Farmers' Rights Trampled Upon

4,20 - U.S. Specialty Coffees Expanding

4,19 - Columbia Wants Coffee Destroyed

4,17 - Coffee Farmers Can't Afford a Cup of Their Own Coffee

4,15 - Coffee Prices Drop- Family Farmers Starve

4,13 - Coffee Farmers Send Out SOS

4,9 - Starbucks Campaign Update From OCA Director

4,9 - OCA's latest Starbucks Campaign Email Alert

4,6 - Campaign Diary: 5 days in the life of OCA's Ronnie Cummins

3,19 - *Starbucks Campaign Kickoff

3,19 - *Labor Groups Form Alliance to Take on Starbucks

3,19--*Sierra Club Backs OCA in Starbucks Campaign

3,19--*Starbucks Jaded History

3,19 - Starbucks Employee Leaks Top Secret Memo to OCA

3,19 - Seattle Weekly Takes A Look at the Starbucks Protest

3,19 - AgBiotech Cut Starbucks Campaign

3,18--*Starbucks Reacting to Upcoming Consumer Protests

3,18--*Interview With Starbucks CEO Orin Smith

3,18--*Starbucks CEO Responds to OCA Campaign Letter

3,18--*OCA responds to Organic Coffee Association

2,28--*OCA Letter to the Starbucks CEO

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