Freedom of Seeds

Seed is the source of life and the first link in the food chain. Control over seed means a control over our lives, our food and our freedom.”

Vandana Shiva and her organization Global Alliance for Seed Freedom are starting a global initiative for the freedom of peasants to keep their seeds. The event will take place Continue reading

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Public Eye Award 2012: the Worst of the Worst Company

The next World Economic Forum is coming up and so it is time to start thinking about Public Eye Award Nominations.

Last year Barclays, Samsung and Freeport McMoran sweared they are good and not harming anyone. Barclays – betting on food and therefore making people starve all over the planet – was not convincing enough and won the Jury award for the most harmful company in 2011. Continue reading

A World Livable for All

How about a world for everyone with no war, no hunger and a political system including everyone?

That’s more or less what the Barcelona Consensus is trying to create calling it a world livable for all. The basic document of the Consensus called Declaration 1.0 starts with the very true words: “The current global situation is unacceptable: it is structurally violent, Continue reading

In Gandhi’s Footsteps

Organizing the largest non-violent action the world has ever seen, that’s the goal of Ekta Parishad.

Following the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi’s model of civil disobedience, the organization stands – and walks – for the rights of the poorest of members of Indian society: Continue reading

The Yes Men Save the Arctic

To change the world you need some good sense of humour – that’s what we learn from the Yes Men.

Their latest coup: exposing what Shell really is doing with our climate. Their fake Shell ads and videos are a successful prank on one of the most ruthless companies active today. Continue reading

Living Beyond the Line

1.4 Billion of people live of less than 1.5 Dollar a day. Wanna try?

The Live Below the Line project challenges people around the world to step into the shoes of the poorest and live on less than 1.5 Dollar a day for five days. This year it will take place from May 7th until May 11. Continue reading

Ready for May 12?

It’s time for change. That’s the main idea behind May 12. Are you ready?

For those of us who somehow lost track of the Occupy Movement over the last months, the upcoming event on May 12 is a good opportunity to get back on the street and stand for a better world. Continue reading

I Dare You

Dare the World, Save the Planet is the motto – or: what would you do to save the environment?

Earth Hour knows people are ready to give a lot for the planet. Like this man who says: “My daughter has this princess box that she’s always dressing me from. If 5,000 accept this challenge I’ll let her dress me from the box and wear it to work everyday for a week.” Continue reading