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6 September 2011

One of our climate campaigners, Kirsty Wright, reports back from a recent meeting of the World Bank's climate fund and outlines the next few months of campaigning in the run up to the UN climate talks in Durban.

6 September 2011

Dan Iles, WDM's south-west mobiliser, interviews Christina Schiavoni of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance.

6 September 2011

Horn of Africa food crisis

I’m sure you have all been reading in the newspapers and seeing the images on the television of desperate people flooding into the huge Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya to receive food and medical treatment for malnutrition.  Aid agencies this week are saying some 10 million people could be soon affected by malnutrition as the worst drought for 60 years hits Ethiopia, Somalia and Northern Kenya.
 

22 August 2011

In recent meetings with campaign groups, the government has finally admitted concerns with the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds (CIFs). In spite of these concerns, the UK government continues to provide over 80 per cent of its climate finance, siphoned off from its aid budget, through these funds, ignoring opposition from developing countries. Meanwhile, the UK has failed to give a single penny to the fairer and more democratic alternative: the UN Adaptation Fund, which was set up through the UN climate talks.

22 August 2011

Dan Iles

On the 3rd day of Nyeleni, we all took part in a meticulously coordinated action in the town of Krems, the host city of the forum. In this picture based blog post, I will explain how their use of colour, music, openness and most importantly local food to put across the idea of food sovereignty to Austrian public. This MUST come to the UK!

19 August 2011

Dan Iles

Day 2 of the forum and I have had the opportunity to interview an Italian delegate, Andrea Ferrante, the chair of the Italian association for organic farming. In this lively interview (I wish his Italian accent, enthusiasm and smile could come through the words) he talks about how Italy was affected by the 2008 food crisis and the positive advances that Italy has made in its journey towards food sovereignty.

19 August 2011

Dan Iles, WDM delegate to Nyeleni Europe, explains the structure that makes the forum so exciting.

18 August 2011

Dan Iles, food activist and WDM’s south-west mobiliser interviews Indian activist S. Kannaiyan at the Nyeleni forum to build a food sovereignty movement in Europe.

18 August 2011

Last week David Cameron condemned a “culture that glorifies violence” in our inner cities. Yet next month, from 13-16 September, his government is co-organising the world’s largest arms fair in London.

12 August 2011

Bristol activist; Dan Iles, gives you a tour of Bristol’s food movement on route to Austria to take part in food sovereignty forum  Nyeleni 2011

11 August 2011

Do films motivate people any more than other kinds of campaign communication? Well, here’s one we produced on a very tiny budget aimed at informing an audience of the basic issues of our campaign to clean up the bailed out banks

3 August 2011

Gordon Peters, WDM Edinburgh group

Sustainability has become a rather slippery term. In fact looking at donor aid agency agendas it seems as if sustainability is the nice, ecologically well-meaning dressing up of policies which continue to accelerate market penetration of southern livelihoods.

Anonymous

2 August 2011

The G20's version of 'food security' or a global movement for a radically different food system?

Anonymous

29 July 2011

No, they didn't all have their phones hacked.

28 July 2011

Rosa Fletcher, used to be Activism and events intern

Making a movement: WDM’s groups gathering is taking place on Saturday 17 September in Nottingham. Find out more and let us know you’re coming.

I always find it daunting taking that first step into a local group meeting, running through my head is the idea that everyone will know each other except me. However, I am always amazed at how welcoming people are towards new members in these situations.

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