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Turning fashion InsideOut

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | April 24, 2014 1 comment

On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, one of the worst industrial accidents in recent history, a global collective of celebrities, designers, fashionistas, academics and NGOs are today joining forces to call for radical...

The Bees' Burden: why bees need our help and we need the help of bees

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich | April 16, 2014 13 comments

Bees are considered to be the "queens of biodiversity" but bee populations continue to decline as a result of a broken industrial agricultural system which intensively uses chemicals and large monoculture plantations -- a system which...

There are no human rights on a dead planet

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 16, 2014 2 comments

Yesterday I spoke at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers congress in Brussels. In the audience there were over 500 hundred progressive lawyers from over 50 countries. Many of these lawyers focus on human rights issues...

Divert excessive weapon spending to achieve clean energy future

Blog entry by Jen Maman | April 14, 2014 2 comments

According to new figures released on Monday, last year a whopping US$1747 billion was spent on armies across the world. Modest decreases in spending in austerity hit Western Europe and reduced spending in the US, which is still the...

Dear fossil fuel industry - it's over

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler and Kaisa Kosonen | April 13, 2014 5 comments

It's been a long week here in Berlin, with experts and government officials finalising urgently awaited conclusions from the United Nations climate change panel about the solutions to climate change . Now they’re done and the message...

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