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Rev Billy takes HSBC by Surprise


08 August 2013

Have a look at what Rev Billy got up to at HSBC when he came to London this summer.

Keep coal in the hole!


26 July 2013

The European Development Bank has announced it will stop financing coal fired power stations because of concern for climate change.  Will our high street banks follow suit, and stop investing in the dirtiest of all conventional fossil fuels?

Following in the footsteps of the Tolpuddle Martyrs


25 July 2013

Veronica and Laura from the North and East London WDM group took a WDM stall to the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival. Read an account of the trip.

Join Foil Vedanta at Vedanta’s AGM on 1 August


23 July 2013

A guest blog by our friends at Foil Vedanta.

Learning about poverty: life in the WDM office


22 July 2013

Blowing Carbon Bubbles


18 July 2013

This morning we descended upon the London Stock Exchange AGM to highlight the burgeoning carbon bubble that threatens both climate catastrophe and economic collapse if not promptly burst.

Getting ready for WDM in Newcastle


16 July 2013

I have just booked my train tickets to Newcastle for 8 August. I’m very excited about this, not only because Newcastle is one of my favourite cities, but because I’ll be travelling up for the launch of a new World Development Movement group in Newcastle. 

100km round London on a bike


02 July 2013

A couple of weeks ago some of my colleagues and I took on a 100km cycle ride across London.

Taking control of financial language: Cutting through commodities trading jargon


21 June 2013

The financial sector is a system of power. And like many systems of power, it has a way of keeping outsiders at bay, and the use of language is a very effective way of achieving this.

Community energy in west Java


18 June 2013

In west Java, communities are demonstrating how clean energy can be produced to meet their needs and not for the profit of major corporations. This is a story that is being replicated in many regions of Indonesia, in the face of energy access issues and the large scale exploitation of fossil fuel reserves for export.

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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 Occupy.com 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?