Conscientious shopping is great, but—let's be honest—it's
not going to change the world unless we couple it with real activism.
Here are some ways to get involved in creating a humane economy.
- United Students
Against Sweatshops. Working and educating to end ultra-exploitative
work conditions in the US and abroad.
- Campaign for
Labor rights. The grassroots mobilizing department of the
U.S. anti-sweatshop movement.
- Sweatshop Watch,
a coalition of over 30 labor, community, civil rights, immigrant
rights, women's, religious and student organizations, and many
individuals, committed to eliminating the exploitation that occurs
the Bell. Find out why the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
has called for a boycott of Taco Bell, and then join the boycott
until the Bell takes responsibility for the deplorable work conditions
of those who pick its vegetables.
The big-box retail blight
- Big boxes in Blacksburg? Find out about Walmart's plans for our home town.
Information and resources for stopping big-box retail in your
and the Church of Stop Shopping. You are the cast, and the streets
are the stage. Drama to take back our towns.
Oxfam's fair trade campaign. Sign the "big noise" petition.
- IFAT - The International
Fair Trade Association.
- Parecon - the participatory
economics project. A new economic vision based on participatory