Rev Billy takes HSBC by Surprise

08 August 2013

Take a look at this video of Rev Billy when he came to London with his Stop Shopping Choir and protested inside a London branch of HSBC. The protest was inspired by information WDM had gathered on how the bank has been funding climate change, including projects such as the Cerrejόn mine in Colombia, which is the largest open pit coal mine in Latin America. The video shows protesters preparing for the stunt in a nearby park and then later on entering the bank to carry out the performance based around endangered species that have been negatively impacted by climate change.  

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We want HSBC to be more transparent on how it is contributing to climate change and report the amount of emissions that they are helping to finance across the globe. We have created a short form that you can use to email HSBC boss Brian Robertson and ask him to pledge that the bank will report on the global emissions that they are investing in. Just click here to access the form and take action. 



Five things to look forward at the Paris COP

We’ve always argued that we need to look beyond the negotiations towards building a stronger grassroots movement against climate change. It is not the conference outcome that is important, it’s the chance to add to this movement and take part in some of the important and useful events organised over the two weeks in Paris. Below are a few of the things that we’re looking forward to.

The Paris attacks make climate protests more important than ever

18 November 2015

It will be deeply ironic if climate activists from around the world are among the first to fall foul of France's emergency powers. Of course, those campaigners have nothing to do with the brutal attacks on Paris last Friday night. On the contrary, they will challenge the unequal, unsustainable and militaristic policies on which terrorism has thrived.

Food speculation rules face delay

16 November 2015

The financial press was buzzing last week with reports that the high profile EU legislation to tackle the financial crisis of 2007-8 is at risk of being delayed. This legislation was passed at the beginning of 2014 and thanks to public campaigning here in the UK and across Europe, includes provisions to tackle reckless betting on food prices.