Thom Yorke and Chris Martin Want to Make Trade Fair

Published: 2004-11-30
In their continuing goal to overcome poverty and suffering in the world, non-profit organization Oxfam has teamed up with some of the planet's biggest stars to make trade fair. Fourteen famous faces from music and movies have joined together in a campaign called 'Ever Felt Dumped On?'. They each participated in their own photo shoots to illustrate Oxfam's point about the state of trade today.

Speaking up for farmers faced with unfair trade laws the world over, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, and Michael Stipe of R.E.M., are each featured having rice, chocolate, and milk dumped on their heads, respectively. Not only did Britain and America join in, but Canada is represented as well by Alanis Morissette (surrounded by wheat), and Senegal-born vocalist Youssou N'Dour (and a whole lot of cotton) throws in a trade law protest from Africa.

Others who added their star power to the Make Trade Fair cause include UK singer Jamelia, New Zealand's The Finn Brothers, and Radio 1 DJ Bobby Friction. Representing the fine art of acting are Mr. Melanie Griffith (aka Antonio Banderas) and British heartthrob Colin Firth. To check out all the photos of the stars (all fourteen have 4 photos each), and read up on the cause they're supporting, go to

By the by, if the slogan 'Make Trade Fair' sounds familiar, but you can't figure out where you heard it before, you probably read it on Chris Martin's hand. The Coldplay singer has had the words scrawled on his hand in black sharpie for the better part of two years.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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coldplay is the best band of all and i think that chris martin support "make trade fair" because he is the best
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