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Scandalous Edinburgh!

18 October 2013

A photo blog by Imogen, who recently participated in the Scandalous Edinburgh walking tour.

HSBC's climate criminality

10 October 2013

On the eve of Dirty Energy Month we payed HSBC a little visit to express our outrage over their fossil fuel investments.

South African police shoot teenager dead and arrest shack-dwellers' leader

03 October 2013

South African police shot dead a 17 year old girl, Nqobile Nzuza, at a housing protest in the settlement of Cato Crest, Durban, on Monday. Nqobile is the third person to be shot dead in Cato Crest this year. The two previous victims, Nkululeko Gwala and Thembinkosi Qumelo, were both active members of the shack-dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo.

The Lobbying Bill: an open door to corporate takeover

13 September 2013

For proponents of free speech and supporters of democracy, the Lobbying Bill takes several large steps in the wrong direction.

Is Brazil's Zero Hunger programme working?

12 September 2013

Amarjeet takes a look at Brazil's Zero Hunger programme and what's needed to obtain food sovereignty in the country.

Remembering fellow activist John Blair Fish

05 September 2013

We’ve just heard today the sad news that John Blair Fish, long time member of WDM’s local Edinburgh group has died suddenly.   John was a friend of WDM and fellow activist for many years, giving his time and energy generously to campaigns for global justice.  

Small, beautiful, cheeky and inspiring

03 September 2013

After almost four and a half years as director of the World Development Movement (WDM), I’m now leaving this week. I hope I’ve contributed some of my own experience and wisdom to the role and to the movement, and I have certainly learned a great deal about campaigning, and about myself. 

Lord Howell plots with fracking firms in Windsor dungeon

28 August 2013

Our Creative Activist volunteer Aisling takes a look at the links between UK ministers and fracking.

Bringing arctic stories to the City of London

23 August 2013

Picture this. You’re standing on the north side of the Millennium Bridge (the ‘wobbly’ footbridge) in London, looking south.  To your left towers the Shard, in front of you is the Tate, to your right are the Houses of Parliament and the Shell Centre and behind you is the City of London.  

Join Colombia Solidarity Campaign to Protest the Imminent Eviction of Families from Their Village!

15 August 2013

The Village of Roche faces being destroyed by multinational mining companies, join the movement to protect the people living there.


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Reclaim the Power!

Fracking is just one example of how the corporate grip on power is getting stronger in the UK. Therefore the World Development Movement will be at Reclaim the Power camp in Blackpool this weekend to resist fracking and to link up with other movements against the corporate power grab.

Activist August

13 August 2014

This August the World Development Movement will be going to Reclaim the Power in Blackpool and the Attac’s European Summer University in Paris to link up with activists from across the UK and Europe fighting against the corporate takeover of our democracy, our energy, and our food.

The Colombian mining locomotive: in whose benefit?

13 June 2014

The day I arrived in Colombia was the day of the first round of the country’s presidential elections. Across the country, a little more than a third of the people voted. None of the candidates reached the required 50 per cent of the total vote, meaning that another round of voting is due to take place this weekend, with voters choosing between the top two candidates. Colombian people I have spoken to have said there is little between the candidates, and that most people do not feel represented by any of the parties standing.

Interview: Scotland’s place in building a just world

30 May 2014

Hear from two prominent Scottish politicians on their vision for the future of Scotland as Scottish people prepare to vote in the independence referendum

SOAS needs stop outsourcing workers and making profits for Goldman Sachs

02 May 2014

Humanity cannot afford the greed of Goldman Sachs. Steve Rushton from reveals how the investment bank reaps profit on exploiting London cleaners and speculating on food.

Barclays, stop bankrolling coal!

24 April 2014

This morning a few of my colleagues and I went to protest against Barclays at its AGM. Since 2005 Barclays has invested more than £3.1 billion in dirty coal projects that are destroying the environment and propelling climate change.


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This Monday WDM campaigners came to the office with big smiles on their faces. Over the weekend, we’d heard that French Oil giant Total, subject to one of our latest online actions, had apparently cancelled its plans to mine tar sands in Madagascar.

High fives all around. Or?