Category: A New Day in the Fields: September 2010 – December 2011

Supermarket Week of Action makes it clear…

Supermarket Week of Action makes it clear…

... the time for Fair Food is here! The results are in, and the Supermarket Week of Action was officially HUGE! With almost 30 actions across the country, Fair Food activists from Massachusetts to California have sent the supermarket industry a message they can't mistake: It is time to join the Fair Food Program. The longer you wait, the stronger >> Read More

CIW response to Trader Joe’s announcement of Oct. 21, 2011:

Hypocrisy is not sustainable... In Trader Joe’s latest public relations communiqué, issued the day before hundreds of Fair Food activists marched to its corporate headquarters in Monrovia, CA, the retailer now claims it is complying fully with the CIW’s Fair Food Program, but that it is simply doing so without the CIW. No partnership. No verification. No commitment. Just Trader >> Read More

Supermarket Week of Action, Coast to Coast

In Philadelphia, students with U Penn's Student Labor Action Project joined community and religious leaders in a large and spirited action, which attracted the attention of the local press (which you can read here and here). Above, Rabbis Lauren Grabelle-Herrmann and Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy stand in front of a Fair Food Sukkah constructed on the sidewalk in front of the >> Read More
Pressure grows on Trader Joe’s…

Pressure grows on Trader Joe’s…

As Friday march on Trader Joe's headquarters approaches, religious leaders, press, Fair Food activists turn up the heat on "ethical grocer"... The letter above -- from Bishop Zavala, the longstanding and widely-respected Catholic Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, to Trader Joe's CEO Dan Bane -- speaks for itself. This week, protests gaining momentum across the country echo the >> Read More
Another NOT so grand opening for Publix…

Another NOT so grand opening for Publix…

Protests hit Publix grand openings in St. Pete, Ocala! Plus... Campaign for Fair Food named to "Terrific Ten" in honor of National Food Day; CIW watermelon crew weighs in on anti-immigrant hysteria in Georgia... Yesterday, October 16th, marked World Food Day, a "worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger," according to the World >> Read More

Update on Florida Legal Services Lawsuit

UPDATE #2: October 16, 2011 Human rights, legal communities speak out on Florida Legal Services lawsuits Center for Constitutional Rights, RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, National Economic and Social Rights Institute issue open letter; Oxfam America condemns suits... As more people learn of the Florida Legal Services (FLS) lawsuits against the fast-food companies participating in the CIW's Fair >> Read More