COLDPLAY'S GLOBAL FIGHT.

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  • Author(s): Scaggs, Austin
  • Source:
    Rolling Stone. 10/16/2003, Issue 933, p30-30. 1/4p. 1 Color Photograph.
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    • Abstract:
      Two years ago, the band was approached by OxFam, a British humanitarian organization, and asked to spread the word about fair-trade practices and worldwide poverty. At the Video Music Awards, singer Chris Martin had the Oxfam Web address written on his hand and he routinely plugs the cause at shows. Before a recent concert in Mexico City, Coldplay visited local farmers in the town of Santa Isabel Tepetzala. Before a recent concert in Mexico City, Coldplay visited local farmers in the town of Santa Isabel Tepetzala. They also dropped in on the World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings in CancĂșn to present the head or the WTO, Supachai Panitch-pakdi, with a petition containing nearly 4 million signatures seeking reform of trade rules, with more than 30,000 of those collected at Coldplay shows.