I received the following and thought it would be good to share ...
(Bet Sharon's already had it ... I'm on a mission to post a link to something she hasn't known about for ages ...)
We just wanted to send you a quick e-mail about Starbucks, and ask you to put pressure on the coffee company to give coffee farmers a fairer deal.
It's simple: the Ethiopian government has asked Starbucks to sign an agreement that recognises Ethiopia's legal ownership of its coffee names. This will give Ethiopia's 15 million farmers a better cut of the profits.
Despite its much-publicised commitments to farming communities, Starbucks refuses to take the Ethiopian request seriously.
WHAT YOU CAN DO - Click here to go to the Starbucks Action MySpace page:
And then take the action: click the link and send an automated fax to the
CEO of Starbucks, telling him to give Ethiopian farmers a fair deal.
If you're on MySpace, add it as one of your top friends, send a bulletin with a link or spread the word in any way you can.
Whatever you do, please take action!
Thanks loads for your time,
Oxfam Generation Why