Little Zapatista Schools

Little Zapatista Schools

  Here is a nice article on the “Escuelita Zapatista” project by Dissident Voice. The Escuelitas bring people into the homes of folks in the Zapatista movement to experience their lives and what it means to be “in resistance”. Check…

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More Leaf Rust Challenges

More Leaf Rust Challenges

  We recently received word from Las Marias 93 in El Salvador that they will not be able to export coffee in 2014 due to Leaf Rust or “Roya” as it is called. We were there in January and– while the rust…

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Cultivating An Authentic Fair Trade

Cultivating An Authentic Fair Trade

From Fair World Project, Fall 2013 By Chris Treter and Matt Earley Fair trade falls short when the relationships along the chain are reduced to simple “trading partnerships.” Trade is the vehicle for the relationship, but the road it travels…

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Day 1: Back to the Base

The bipolar nature of leaving on this journey is dulled by the sterility of the airport. Not that this airport is any worse or better than any other. Looking around me I see the same mussed-up hair and red eyes…

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DAY 5: OUT AMONG THE VOLCANOES WITH CCDA

After taking a lancha across the insanely picturesque Lake Atitlan we arrived on the shores of Santiago Atitlan. Unlike Panajachel, Santiago is a fairly large indigenous town that– except for the shoreline which is full of trinket vendors and scattered…

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