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From the roots up - How agroecology can feed Africa

March 2015

Sympathy with organic food production is at an all-time high. Perhaps "It’s a nice idea, when you can afford it" sums up the approach of many people. But extending these principles of production to the whole food system? It just doesn’t seem practical. There are an awful lot of people to feed in the world and, if you’re hungry, you don’t care much about the niceties of how the food was produced.

Think Global March 2015

March 2015

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Five reasons why seed diversity is good

February 2015

When farmers plant a variety of seeds in their field they are thought of as backward by agribusiness corporations which maintain that genetically modified (GM) and hybrid varieties are the future of farming. Yet through millennia of traditional seed breeding, humans have developed thousands of different varieties for food crops across the world. Seed diversity allows farmers control over their food system, protects biodiversity and builds resilience against climate change.

Ninety-Nine Issue 01

January 2015

Ninety-Nine expresses both our desire for a world that works for all of us, but also our ambition for creating a genuinely big movement capable of bringing this world about.

You can find the read and download the first issue of Ninety-Nine below. We hope it will inform, inspire and provoke. You are the 99%. 

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The Dominion Farms’ land grab in Nigeria

January 2015

Farmers in Nigeria’s Taraba State are being forced off lands that they have farmed for generations to make way for US company Dominion Farms to establish a 30,000 ha rice plantation. The project is backed by the Nigerian government and the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa.

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The poor are getting richer, and other dangerous delusions

January 2015

In January ‘the great and the good’ meet in Davos, Switzerland to discuss how the world is changing, and how corporate executives and senior politicians should respond to these changes. At this meeting, these important people spend a great deal of time convincing each other that they are creating a more prosperous world than we’ve ever seen in history. Without their business practices, their overseas investments, their entrepreneurial talent and their philanthropy, you would easily imagine that we would all be much worse off.

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10 reasons why energy privatisation fails

January 2015

One in five people globally live without electricity because they are unable to access it and millions more go without because they cannot afford to pay for it. Even in the UK, people are forced to choose between feeding their families and paying their energy bills.

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January 2015
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Six issues to raise in the backbench TTIP debate on 15 January 2015

January 2015

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) is being negotiated between the US and EU. These negotiations are not open to public scrutiny, but through statements and leaks we have some idea of what is on the table.

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Seven issues to raise in the backbench TTIP debate on 15 January 2015

January 2015

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) is being negotiated between the US and EU. These negotiations are not open to public scrutiny, but through statements and leaks we have some idea of what is on the table.

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Rays of hope

December 2014

Around the world, communities are fighting fossil fuel corporations, taking control of energy and finding new and more democratic ways of meeting their needs while respecting the limits of the environment. While none of these are perfect and there are still challenges to overcome, they demonstrate that there are real alternatives to corporate control of our energy systems.

'Rays of Hope - Clean and democratically controlled energy for everyone' is part of the Exploring Alternatives pamphlet series.

Think Global January 2015

December 2014

Welcome to the January issue of Think Global, WDM's monthly update for groups and activists. Read about the latest developments in the climate, trade and food sovereignty campaigns and find out how you can take action during the months ahead. This is the last issue of Think Global as the World Development Movement; in the new year, as Global Justice Now, we may make some changes. Attached below are some of the inserts that went out with the physical mailing, including a template press release and letter to your MP, which can be used to explain the name change.

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November 2014
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Organising basics

November 2014

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