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The Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign welcomed today’s announcement from the Hershey Co. (HSY) that it will be certifying 100 percent of its cocoa by 2020 and urged the chocolate giant to go 100 percent Fair Trade...

October 3, 2012

Whole Foods Market (NYSE: WFM) locations around the country will be removing one of  Hershey’s high end products-- Scharffen Berger chocolate-- from  shelves across the country by the end of the year due to Hershey’s failure to assure that the cocoa is sourced without the use of forced...

October 3, 2012

It has the longest Caribbean coastline of any country and the world's tallest waterfall, not to mention snow-capped Andean mountains and Amazon rainforest. Tourist paradise? Not Venezuela.

Considering the country's size and natural attractions, tourist numbers are low.

In 2009,...

By Sarah Grainger
September 6, 2012

LARGO — Seventy-five protesters, many dressed in pink, gathered outside the local production plant of Raytheon on Thursday, denouncing the defense contractor for its role in drone warfare.

The demonstration, organized by the groups CodePink and St. Pete for Peace, marked the unofficial...

By Leonora LaPeter Anton
August 24, 2012

The finance, insurance, and real estate industries spend approximately $1,331 a minute on influencing our leaders. A new tool makes it easier for you to find out which ones.

How much is democracy worth to you?

If you’re like most people, it’s priceless. But for the...

Hillary Lehr
August 14, 2012

Named the Caravan for Peace, the trek is intended to put human faces and names on the estimated 60,000 dead, 10,000 disappeared and 160,000 displaced people in Mexico since 2006, when the US Drug Enforcement Agency, Pentagon and the CIA supported the escalation of the Mexican armed forces.

Tom Hayden
August 7, 2012

(translated from Spanish)

LOS ANGELES.- Over 60 organizations based in the United Sates will support the caravan that the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity plans to undertake this summer from the border of Mexico and the United States to Washington, D.C.

By E.J. Tamara / The Associated Press
June 19, 2012

Aghast and appalled at the bloody results of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's war on drugs, which has resulted in at least 50,000 deaths since he deployed the military against the so-called drug cartels in December 2006 and possibly as many as 70,000, dozens of organizations in Mexico and the...

By Phillip Smith
June 19, 2012

Groups concerned with the border, immigrant rights, human rights, racial justice, and labor are all coming on board to end the war on drugs.

Aghast and appalled at the bloody results of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's war on drugs, which has resulted in at least 50,000 deaths...

June 19, 2012
Popular Easter Chocolate Offerings Tainted By Child Labor; Over 5,000 Consumers Sign Petition to Hershey and Cadbury/Kraft CEO’s
The “Raise the Bar, Hershey!” Coalition which has called on The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) to remove forced child labor from...
April 5, 2012