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Educate yourself
Get to know Fairtrade principles even better through good literature and movies . Why not start a study circle with your friends and brush up your arguments for Fairtrade? Here are some ideas, send us your own tip at international@repu.fi

Find out more about Fairtrade and campaigning

www.fairtrade.net
www.fairtrade-advocacy.org
Fair Trade Resource Network offers a wide range of educational material and tips for organizing campaigns
Movies & short films

www.blackgoldmovie.com – Black Gold, documentary about Ethiopian coffee growers’ struggles
www.onecupthefilm.com – One cup, an Australian short movie about coffee production in Asia
Producer stories from Fairtrade Foundation, UK
CNN news clip about Fairtrade coffee
An 8-minute video on Fairtrade certifying by TransFair USA
Traidcraft in Bangladesh – a 9-minute video by Mark Bates
Podcasts

http://www.careerjoy.com/index.php?q=node/280 – Director of Transfair Canada speaks about his career with Fairtrade
Books

“50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade” Miles Litvinoff & John Madeley
“Brewing Justice” Daniel Jaffee
“The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade” David Ransom. New Internationalist/Between the Lines, 2001.
“Coffee With Pleasure: Just Java and World Trade” Laure Waridel. Institute of Policy Alternatives of Montreal, Black Rose Books. 2002.
“Fair Trade: A Beginners Guide” Jacqueline De Carlo
Fair trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization (Laura Raynolds)
Childrens fair trade story book: Zapizapu Crosses the Sea – a story about being fair (By Diane Abad Vergara) zapizapu@gmail.com
For further reading tips, check out the recommendations for reading from Fair Trade Resource Network.
Teaching resources about Fairtrade and world trade issues:

Fairtrade school materials from Fairtrade Foundation, UK
10 teaching resources about trade , listed by Global Dimension, UK
Education pack for teachers, published by Fairtrade Foundation (UK) http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/resources_education_packs.htm
Milking it , a teaching resource about small farmers and international trade for the age group 13-16
Make Trade Fair a world-wide campaing of Oxfam International offers a wide range of backround research on world trade issues
Newsletters

Newsletter of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International, FLO, www.fairtrade.net
Newsletter of Fair trade Advocacy Office, www.fairtrade-advocacy.org
Listservs of United Students for Fair Trade, USA http://www.usft.org/index.php?p=/Resources/MailingLists/