WWF timber scheme allows illegal logging

WWF’s flagship scheme to promote sustainable timber – the Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) – is allowing companies to reap the benefits of association with WWF and its iconic panda brand, while they continue to destroy forests and trade in illegally sourced timber, a new briefing by Global Witness reveals. While GFTN is [according […]

Gates Foundation Partner in Malawi Vaccinates 131 Children At Gunpoint

(human rights? hahaha!) Lois Rain, Contributing Writer Activist Post The Gates Foundation has long been in an aggressive effort to vaccinate the world and often targets poor Africans. The Gates’ web site showcases Melinda Gates applauding Malawi for enforcing vaccine programs with its helpful “health surveillance assistants.” She calls Malawi one of the few countries […]

Boycott the Human Safari Park

Survival International have launched a tourist boycott of the main highway on India’s Andaman Islands – an illegal road which cuts through the land of the endangered Jarawa tribe. Tour companies and cab drivers ‘attract’ the Jarawa with biscuits and sweets, and the road has turned into a ‘human safari park.’ In the first success […]

Bougainville Mining Struggle

Eel Films 2011 Mekamui presents: “Saving Our Land” Peoples power against the Mining Company with money power. Watch the trailer of Clive Porabou’s new documentary “Saving Our Land” on the struggle of the indigenous population against the re-opening of Panguna mine by Rio Tinto’s subsidy Bougainville Copper Limited on You Tube. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvuGPgMhGws] The 30 minutes […]

Land Grabs in Poor Countries Increase

Acquisitions of vast tracts of fertile land in Africa by foreign governments and companies stirred public attention when Korean company Daewoo bought more than a million hectares of farmland in Madagascar. A World Bank report estimates that 2009 saw 45 million hectares of farmland deals going through and predicts that this ‘will increase, especially in […]

Bankers Dam Scam in Ethiopia

As if the bankers hadn’t stolen enough money in the so-called bailouts. The record bonuses they gave themselves while pensioners and the poorest part of society had to take cuts in income or pay more tax to pay them were obviously not enough. Now the parasites have Ehtiopia in their sights for yet another ‘development’ […]