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Sarah Berger


05 April 2013

A tribute to Sarah Berger, a dedicated WDM campaigner and member of the Brighton and Hove WDM group, who passed away recently following a long battle with cancer.

Local papers highlight food speculation


05 April 2013

During the last couple of weeks WDM supporters from all over the country have written to their local newspapers as part of the Bankers Anonymous campaign.

Take the Occupy tour of the City of London this Saturday


02 April 2013

Dan Iles suggests a city tour with an activist twist to add to your weekend plans 

WDM joins Black Activists Rising Against Cuts with the launch of MLK 50


15 March 2013

This week I was proud to represent WDM at the launch of MLK50 at the House of Commons. MLK50 is an initiative in response to the cuts to, and privatisation of, our public services that has been driven by the neoliberal ideology of the Con-Dem government. 

Africa: Growing concerns


11 March 2013

Economic growth rates in many African countries have soared in recent years. But real development is still sorely lacking argues Rick Rowden in this guest post for our blog

What a racket


01 March 2013

Argentina has been battling vulture funds for over a decade from profiteering from its 2001 debt crisis. Jubilee Debt Campaign demonstrated to draw attention to a New York court case which will determine the outcome of an appeal against a $1.3 billion judgement for vulture fund NML Capital.

Diverting aid to military spending ignores the link between poverty and conflict


21 February 2013

Cameron’s announcement today that some of the aid budget should be diverted to peace-keeping should come as no surprise. After the multi-lateral aid review was completed two years ago, the direction was written on the wall, as the World Development Movement pointed out at the time.

Life and debt in Thessaloniki


19 February 2013

Yesterday was the end of a European conference against debt and austerity being held in Thessaloniki, Greece.

A new year's revolution


05 February 2013

At 11.34am on Tuesday 22 January, more than 260,000 of us who had campaigned for a radical Robin Hood tax had big news: we had won.

Time for a food revolution


31 January 2013

A guest blog by Kate Griffin from Oxford WDM.

If the world produces enough food to feed everybody, how come hundreds of millions of people don’t get enough to eat? Last night’s film screening made it clear that the problem is with food distribution rather than production.

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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?