A Scary Merger

More control? What if the most powerful companies in the world become even more powerful?

The call it thebiggest company you never heard of.” But soon you will hear about it because its becoming even bigger. Next month we will hear about a impressive merger in the business world: the one of Anglo-Swiss multinational mining company Xstrata and the Swiss Continue reading

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

No More Running Free

Enough is enough. It’s time companies are put on a leash. If not, they continue ignoring Human Rights and the environment.

Around fifty Swiss organizations – amongst which Amnesty International Switzerland, Solidar Swiss, Berne Declaration Greenpeace and the International Comission of Jurists –  are fed up with the way companies which are based in Switzerland are behaving in the world. Continue reading

Dear George

Since you are an UN ambassador, we know you care. Now, the problem is that the coffee you earn your money with is produced in slave-like conditions. Are you ready to change that?

Solidar Swiss has just launched a campaign which is encouraging people to write to George Clooney in order to make a difference within Nestlé. The multinational company does not like this attack Continue reading

What Happened So Far

From time to time it is good to look back and see what has changed since we last looked at a certain topic. So here are some updates on Kosmos 9 stories from the past:

Let us start with some very good news. Greenpeace did it! They have successfully convinced not only Puma and Nike but at last also adidas that it is better to detox. Remember when we talked about how the clothing industry is leaving our planet full of toxic substances? Continue reading

Water.

Let’s be honest: there are no unlimited resources of water. So we better keep the bit we have clean, right?

Greenpeace just launched a campaign to save water. The pollution of rivers, lakes and the sea has reached incredible levels and is influencing the health of people, animals and plants all over the world.

Especially water pollution by the different industries is not acceptable. They add tons and tons of heavy metals, solvents, toxic sludge and other waste into our waters. Continue reading

H to the O

The story of water is much more than just what you drink every day. But because you DO drink it every day, it is worth thinking about. Today: the water industry.

There are definitely some people out there who can explain the problem with water better than me, so please give this smart lady 8 minutes of your life: Continue reading