A website launched today aims to help football fans decide which team to cheer for in the Brazil 2014 World Cup, based on countries’ impact on climate change, military spending, and efforts to tackle poverty and inequality.
Protests will be held across the UK on 12 July against the EU-US trade deal, trade unions and campaign groups announced today. The protests will take place ahead of the next round of talks on the deal, scheduled to begin in Brussels on 14 July.
Protestors from the World Development Movement will tell HSBC to pull out of coal at its AGM on Friday 23 May, accusing the bank of fuelling climate change and ruining the lives of people living with the effects of coal mining worldwide.
This workshop is part of the Empire Cafe programme set up to explore Scotland’s relationship with the North Atlantic slave trade and timed to coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer.
This week I’ve been volunteering at World Development Movement doing work experience in the agribusiness team. On Tuesday I went to The Spark, a week of workshops, films, discussions, poetry, music and art looking at the fight for social justice.
Over a hundred years ago, European countries carved up the continent of Africa. Now, a new scheme supported by the richest countries in the world, looks set to replicate the colonial grab for resources and land.
Two years of concerted campaigning by WDM results in Barclays, the UK's biggest player in food speculation and one of the top three globally, announcing that it will no longer trade in food for speculative purposes.
Following a prolonged campaign by a coalition of Scottish NGOs and local pressure groups including WDM Scotland, plans for a new coal-fired power station in Hunterston, North Ayrshire are shelved.
After concerted lobbying by WDM supporters, French oil company Total postpones plans to mine tar sands deposits in one of the poorest regions of Madagascar.
The UK government puts £10 million of its climate finance towards the UN Adaptation Fund, and agrees to give the majority of its funds to the World Bank's climate adaptation fund as grants rather than loans.