To my fellow Americans, both here and living abroad, I wish you a very Happy Independence Day! (no offense England, because I really fancy you and wish you weren't an ocean away so I could come over more.)
Albert Einstein said, "Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."
This fourth of July, wherever you may live, whatever freedom you possess, support the right of others to labor in freedom by purchasing fair trade products. (And if you are stateside, a rare Thursday off from work.)