The Fair Trade Coffee Club picnic

elokuun 10. klo 20:00

The Helsinki group's Fair Trade Coffee Club has a picnic again! We are getting together on Friday 10th August at 5 pm in front of the Alepa Porvoonkatu 22, where we'll get something to eat and drink. We'll head to the Lenin park (next to Linnanmäki amusement park), to talk and enjoy our picnic baskets! Eetti's Helsinki Group will offer some basic picnic food.

This time, we'll talk about the ethics of trade in the London Olympics. To have some facts behind the discussion please read something, for example a news article about the subject. Some examples below.

If you're coming, please sign up to Anna 044 307 1123 or anna.harri(at) --it'd be
good to know how many will be there because of the food!  If 5 pm is too early for you, you can join us later on, just call for details on where we are.

If the weather turns out not to favour an outdoors meeting, we will still meet at the Alepa entrance and go to a cafeteria/bar nearby.

Hope to see you there!

Some background reading material:

"The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the 'fairest' games ever, as millions of visitors will be served Fairtrade certified tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar, bananas, wine and oranges across all locations, helping to support farmers, workers and their communities in developing countries.*"*

The official brands in the Olympics (McDonalds, Coca Cola, Visa, Adidas and others) have a strong position in the Olympics. They have denied other companies to use words such as "summer" or "gold", or "silver" in their advertisements. There are almost 300 "brand police officers" in London to look at the ads.

The Play Fair Campaign of NGOs and trade unions calls for ethical production of the sportwear and goods used in the Olympics. The campaign has reached some of its targets: "Overall, LOCOG has gone further than any other Games organiser in taking  steps to protect workers' rights."
LOCOG=The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games