Fair Trade Friends: Mexico Solidarity Network

Written by Cafe Campesino on Mar 1, 2005 in Fair Trade Friends, NEWSLETTER |

Café Campesino is proud to announce our new partnership with the Mexico Solidarity Network (MSN) and its new Alternative Economy Internship Program. The Alternative Economy Internship offers a truly unique opportunity for our organizations to join together and deepen the power of the Fair Trade message…via the tangible medium of Café Campesino Fair Trade, organic coffee.

The Mexico Solidarity Network struggles for democracy, economic justice and human rights on both sides of the US-Mexico border. A grassroots-based organization, MSN is dedicated to profound social change that challenges existing power relationships and builds alternatives.

MSN’s Alternative Economy Program is built around principles of justice and the search for genuine alternatives to the predominant capitalist model. The Mexico Solidarity Network connects Zapatista cooperatives that produce artisanry and coffee with interns located throughout the United States. Interns receive training in the principles of alternative economy, and then set up tables displaying cooperative-produced goods in public places, acting as the link between producers and consumers and revealing the human face behind production. Interns may accept donations for the cooperative-produced goods, but there are no set prices. For more information about MSN and the Alternative Economy Program, contact the Mexico Solidarity Network at MSN@MexicoSolidarity.org or 773-583-7728 and check out their website: www.mexicosolidarity.org.

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