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
The Earth Law activist Polly Higgins writes about how that could be possible and more in her new book Earth is Our Business. Changing the Roles of the Game.
First of all, Polly Higgins is a lawyer and during her practice in that job she started to take on an unsual client: she wanted to represent the Earth. However, she soon had to discover that there was a lack of law to base her work on. Law does not protect the Earth. Continue reading
“They did it. Conservative lawmakers in Saint Petersburg just passed the notorious “propaganda” law to silence any reading, writing, speech or debate on anything ‘gay'”, the social movement AllOut.org reports. Continue reading
The World Future Council is an organization which is worried about the future of our planet. That is why they propose to introduce a ombudsperson to big political meetings like G20 or G8. Continue reading
The law which banned homosexuals from serving openly in the military – commonly known as “Don’t ask don’t tell” – will now be officially repealed. The bill will be certified by the Pentagon today and after a 60 days’ period the law will be fully changed. The CNN has posted a history of “Don’t ask don’t tell” from Clinton’s half promise to Obama’s fulfilled one.
There is a nice documentary about what “Don’t ask don’t tell” actually means Continue reading
Check out the documentary Dive!, which will take you into the world of dumpster diving. It is all about re-using things that other people throw away.
We trash things others cannot even afford buying. You will be amazed by how much that actually is. Bin-diving wants to point out this waste of things; it has its own philosophy and is constantly in conflict with the law. (but how can re-using trash be against the law, Continue reading