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15 May 2014

I don’t think I’ve ever worn my husband’s suit before, but I donned it this morning before boarding a bus to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. There, I joined other WDM supporters for a protest outside Lloyds AGM.

8 May 2014

Not too long ago, a friend and a fellow activist asked me what I think is the most critical issue facing the world. I answered that although our most immediate crisis is the effect climate change is having on the melting of the Arctic sea ice, the industrial food system will be our silent killer. 

2 May 2014

Humanity cannot afford the greed of Goldman Sachs. Steve Rushton from reveals how the investment bank reaps profit on exploiting London cleaners and speculating on food.

28 April 2014

This week Janet Maro from Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) will be speaking at three events around the UK as part of the launch of our new agribusiness campaign. Here she gives a sneak preview of what she'll be talking about.

24 April 2014

This morning a few of my colleagues and I went to protest against Barclays at its AGM. Since 2005 Barclays has invested more than £3.1 billion in dirty coal projects that are destroying the environment and propelling climate change.

24 April 2014

Last Thursday, over a hundred food sovereignty actions happened in a hundred different countries.

15 April 2014

With the recent confirmation by the IPCC that climate change is caused by humans, urgent action is needed to counter the impact it will have on lives around the world. The massive scale of the problem and the difficulties of combating it, mean that governments and NGOs have looked to increasingly diverse projects for solutions

10 April 2014

Manchester being the place it is one can find all sorts of causes and campaign groups through the internet and networks, but fail to interact with them in the integrated way some fondly enjoin groups to do. So, whilst putting out feelers and finding our inboxes and facebook pages flooded with postings from worthy groups one doesn’t like to cut out, we ended up using personal contacts and experiences to help us launch the new Agribusiness campaign on a wet Saturday morning in suburban Manchester.  

3 April 2014

On Monday, a group of executives from big companies like Monsanto and Unilever went to the Department of International Development to thank the UK government for their help in taking control of Africa's food. Thanks to UK aid money, these companies are set to make vast profits in Africa, so its no wonder they want to celebrate and acknowledge the role of the UK govenrment.

2 April 2014

The whole world is set to experience climate chaos according to a new report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC). The IPCC has this week released it’s Fifth Assessment Report; Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The report confirms that climate change is happening and that humans are driving it.

31 March 2014

Today a group of smartly dressed business people from companies including Diageo, Monsanto and Unilever turned up at the UK government's Department for International Development (DfID). They were carrying a cake, a gift for development secretary Justine Greening, to say thanks for all the help her department has given their companies to expand their reach in Africa.

27 March 2014

Today we laid Tony Benn to rest. I felt very privileged to be able to attend his funeral and pay my respects to such an inspirational and life-long campaigner for social justice.

19 March 2014

In a refreshing change from Scottish independence referendum media coverage dominated by questions of currency and EU membership (important though they are), our second 2014 Matters debate in Dundee looked at the issues of poverty, power and inequality.

11 March 2014

A new video produced by SourcedTV for Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) focusses on how new EU-US trade deals risk expanding fracking and explains other implications of the controversial investor-state dispute settlement clauses. CEO’s Pia Eberhardt sheds some light on the issue.

21 February 2014

Last week, global corporation Unilever announced that it is to triple its production of tea in Tanzania. It’s the latest outcome of Unilever’s partnership with the Tanzanian government, formed in 2013 to much fanfare, to ‘reinvigorate’ the Tanzanian tea sector.

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