Please forward this message. Hope to see you there...
... why not download this flyer, run a pile of copies off, get a group of your friends and picket Starbucks on Saturday 18 August. (Also below is a special IWW-No Sweat flyer for use on 18 August).
Read our short Briefing http://www.nosweat.org.uk/node/559 - then you'll know what you're talking about!
We are asking activists to spend 1 hour leafleting outside a store on 18 August. In London local protests will take place from 11.00 to 12.00 and then a central London protest will start at 2.00.
If you decide to do an action or a protest of some sort, let us know what you're up to and we'll publicise it. Take some photos and write a short report, and send them to us!
And why not set up a meeting to discuss Starbucks' record? We can mail you/your group a copy of a film made by pro-union activists in New York, Coffee Sirens (35 minutes). And we can provide speakers.
Why not help us: more details: admin at nosweat.org.uk
In the US: http://www.starbucksunion.org/
In the UK: http://www.baristasunited.org.uk/
German Starbucks workers' news (German text)
CNT-F site, Starbucks page (French text)
Black Gold, a brand new film about the reality of the coffee house industry. "Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil. But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields."
Where you can see Black Gold in the UK:
Oxfam US ran a long campaign against Starbucks in defence of Ethiopian coffee farmers. Oxfam got Starbucks to back down: