Starbucks Has A Slave Labor Problem

By Anna Canning, -

Once again, Brazilian labor inspectors have found slave labor1 on plantations where Starbucks buys coffee. And not just any plantations, but ones that have been “certified” to Starbucks’ C.A.F.E. [...]

Billions For Bitter Coffee, Bloody Chocolate

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

On Monday May 7th, business and economics sites were abuzz with the latest news that Nestle and Starbucks are striking a $7.15 billion coffee licensing deal. The cash deal would grant Nestle [...]

Protests Force Starbucks To Ditch ADL From Leading Anti-Racism Training

By Marjorie Cohn, -

After an outcry over the inclusion of the Anti-Defamation League as a lead member of Starbuck’s anti-racism training, the ubiquitous coffee shop backed down, as Marjorie Cohn reports for [...]

Protests Erupt At Philly Starbucks Where 2 Black Men Were Arrested For ‘Trespassing’

By Hayley Miller, -

“Starbucks coffee is anti-black,” the demonstrators chanted Monday morning. Protesters swarmed a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Monday, days after police arrested two black men who had been waiting [...]

Neil Young Announces Starbucks Boycott

By Neil Young, -

I used to line up and get my latte everyday, but yesterday was my last one. Starbucks has teamed up with Monsanto to sue Vermont, and stop accurate food labeling. Tell Starbucks to withdraw [...]

Employee Confronts Starbucks CEO At Public Meeting

By Anne Meador, -

Washington, DC-area Starbucks employee Sam Dukore put a few tough questions to Howard Schultz, the corporate CEO, when he came to town promoting a new benefit that Starbucks is offering its [...]