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  • Small Farmers Big Change
    November 23, 2016

    The following article was written by Rink Dickinson, President of Equal Exchange
    I want to start by sharing about my personal politics.
    I am a democratic socialist, an electoral aficionado, and someone who thinks a lot about U.S. and world history. My voting history is varied; at times I have voted for the Democratic Party, as well as third parties. And not that long ago I voted for a Republican for Senate in my state of Rhode Island. I have voted with and without excitement.

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    November 12, 2016

    The following article was written by Rob Everts, Co-President, Equal Exchange
    Devastating. Disorienting. Frightening.
    There’s no escaping it. Viscerally and pragmatically, the future looks really bleak as we absorb what transpired in this country last Tuesday.

  • Carly Kadlec
    November 8, 2016
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  • Small Farmers Big Change
    October 20, 2016

    Do you regularly purchase avocados at your local grocery store?  If so, have you noticed that it was not possible to purchase avocados from Mexico during the first two weeks of October?  Are you curious what’s behind this disruption in supply?

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    October 14, 2016

    On September 10th a fatal fire at the Tampaco Foil Packaging Factory in Bangladesh left 41 dead, 10 missing,  and 35 critically injured.  Over one month later, the families of the victims have received not one penny of compensation from the loss of their loved ones, nor one additional paycheck from the deceased workers’ salaries.  The factory made the packaging for the products of various multi-national companies including Nestle.

  • Peter Buck
    October 3, 2016
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    Equal Exchange worker-owner Peter Buck spoke at the July 23rd Nuns on the Bus rally in Boston. Get a recap of the event, plus watch a video of his speech.

  • Emily Reers
    September 21, 2016
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    The school year has just begun, your fundraising kickoff is coming up, and all the logistics are figured out. Now it’s time to start building some excitement!
  • Small Farmers Big Change
    September 1, 2016

    By Ravdeep Jaidka, Oke USA

  • Small Farmers Big Change
    August 10, 2016

     
     
     
    Dear Friend,
    Equal Exchange needs you.
    As Equal Exchange turns 30 this year, and we reflect on the journey we have traveled, we are both immensely proud and infinitely concerned. We have accomplished more than we ever dreamed possible back in 1986. We have sparked enormous reform in the U.S. specialty coffee industry. And we have built a supply chain from scratch that, against all odds, gives small farmer co-ops a fighting chance and a seat at the table.

  • Equal Exchange
    July 25, 2016
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    By Alexis Powell, Social Media Marketing Intern

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