weedy_gonzalez Posted May 2, 2003 Share Posted May 2, 2003 ahem *cough cough* Dear Campaigner, US-subsidised cotton is forcing hundreds of thousands of African people into a life of desperate poverty. Stand up against unfair trade here: http://www.maketradefair.com/go/cotton World cotton prices are at an all-time low because of US export subsidies on cotton. Millions of cotton farmers face poverty because they simply can't compete in the world market any more. This means that they can't make a living; or send their children to school; or afford essential medicines. Today, four African countries - Benin, Chad, Burkina Faso, and Mali - are hitting back against unfair US cotton subsidies which threaten their economies and very survival. We need you to stand with them as they make their case at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva today. Please take action - email President Bush NOW! Tell him you're standing up for cotton farmers who are demanding an end to unfair subsidies on cotton: http://www.maketradefair.com/go/cotton Thank You, Alison Woodhead Oxfam Trade Campaign Co-ordinator PS Please send this on to friends, family, and colleagues and encourage them to join you in standing alongside African coffee farmers. PLEASE ACT!!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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