Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. Our show is special because we make it our priority to go where the silence is. We put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. If everyone who visited our website in the next week donated just $15, we would cover all of our operating costs for the year. We can't do it without you. Please donate today. It takes just a couple of minutes to do your part to make sure Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else.

Your Donation: $
Wednesday, December 4, 1996 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Free Trade and Balancing the Federal Budget
1996-12-04

Free trade, Fair Trade and Sweatshops in the Christmas Season

download:   Get CD/DVD More Formats
This is viewer supported news

The holiday season is upon us, Hanukkah begins tomorrow and there are only 21 shopping days before Christmas. In this season of spending and gift giving, economic and social justice groups are asking consumers to pay closer attention to where and how their gifts are made. Many products on the market these days are produced overseas, sometimes under the worst sweatshop conditions.

GUESTS:

DEBORAH JAMES, Director of the Fair Trade Program for Global Exchange

U.R. CONNED, THE Ceo OF SWEAT-GEAR

Andrew Boyd of CISPES

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

This is viewer supported news