We Sue You

Companies can now bring governments to court. At who’s expense?

IPS writes that “in a world where governments are increasingly subservient to global finance capital, multinationals are gaining ground in the fight against state regulations that aim to protect the environment, public health or social policies.” So for all of those thinking that things are slowly but surely getting better Continue reading

Crime Against the Environment

Companies – and governments –  are full of empty promises and nobody seems to be able to hold them accountable.

Catastrophic oil spills and big speeches on what we should do are on the order of the day. Little action follows them. Sometimes, however, justice is done.

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What Happened Next in Ecuador?

Remember the documentary Crude? Let’s find out how the story of the Amazon people against Chevron continued.

For those who are not familiar with the case: Chevron (early known as Texaco) used horrific practices to extract oil in Ecuador. For over three decades, their presence in the Ecuadorian Amazon has brought Continue reading

The Price of Our Roses

We love to give away flowers on any occasion. What we know little about is where the flowers are coming from. A little investigation.

“It is not about legal or illegal anymore, it is about what is ethical and what is unethical”, a lady says when describing the companies producing flowers in Kenya. The heavy use of water of the industry Continue reading