NO SWEAT DISCUSSION
What does Fair Trade mean?
Monday 13 June, 7.30pm
Old Crown, 33 New Oxford St.
(Tubes: Holborn, Tottenham Ct Rd)
Speakers: Carmen Barrada (From the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign) and a No Sweat speaker
Plus: A review of the No Sweat Make Poverty History / G8 Mobilisation - Edinburgh 1 July - 8 July
More info: Karen Johnson 07906 384592
AMP FUNDRAISER FOR NO SWEAT
The funky people at ArtMusicPolitics (check ‘em out at www.artmusicpolitic.com) have organised a benefit gig for No Sweat. It’ll feature Tallulah (soulful singer/songwriter backed by a Patti Smith-esque band) and Beans on Toast (political and satirical country with an English twang). Admission is a mere £2 (with £1 going to No Sweat) so if you’re in London (or even if you’re not), get yerself down: Friday 17th June, 7pm-12.30am @ Nambucca, 596 Holloway Road, N7.
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07868 738 315 - 07862 274 542
MAKE POVERTY HISTORY…MADE WITH SWEATSHOP LABOUR!
As we were saying... Some time back No Sweat moaned that the MPH wristbands (the silicon ones, not the cotton ones) are made in China, where unions are illegal and one of the most repressive regimes in the world is in charge. Seems the Independent has caught up!
This says a lot about the need for workers to be free to organise their own unions and set their own agendas rather than relying on monitoring or goodwill from afar. Oxfam and MPH should have known better. Let's hope the NGO sector learns from the experience.
To read the Independent article, click on: http://www.nosweat.org.uk/article.php?sid=1295&mode=thread&order=0
NO SWEAT G8 PAMPHLET
No Sweat’s pamphlet on the G8 – simply bursting with class-struggle-a-rific goodness – is available online. Check it out at: www.nosweat.org.uk/files/g8pamphlet.pdf