Activism Archive

Don’t stand up for what you believe in

Many people say “stand up for what you believe in”, the phrase and line of thinking are common in memes across social media, speeches, and inspirational videos. I’m here to tell you not to. I don’t question the intent behind the message, it is

Solving Hunger With Food Waste – The Robin Hood Army

The Robin Hood Army is a New Delhi, India, based organisation that works to get surplus food from restaurants and distribute it to hungry and less fortunate people of society. The organisation has over 9000 volunteers in 13 countries, in 41 cities, so far. The

Government Probe Into Philippines Environmental Killings

Seven months into Rodrigo Duterte’s administration as the president of the Philippines and we have had to look from the outside-in, as executions and death squads become the norm. The leader, who has praised Hitler in the past, and put a target on the

Decree decriminalizing corruption withdrawn after mass protests in Romania

Following the largest protests in decades, the Romanian government has decided to withdraw a decree that decriminalizes grant offences and has backed down on a controversial plan to water down anti-corruption laws. The Romanian government’s decision to withdraw a decree that decriminalizes minor corruption

The Country Where Environmental Activism Kills You

Caring for the welfare of the planet is something that should be celebrated, not something that gets you shot. In many parts of the world, defending the natural environment is something that will earn you praise and credit. In Honduras though, it may earn

Who Are The Women Waging War On Environmental Damage?

They are your mothers, your sisters, your daughters and your friends. They are housewives, lawyers, doctors, scientists and artists. They represent everyone who feels that their voice is being muted or devalued. When, where and who? On January 21st, 2017, the day after Donald

A Message For 2016 And Beyond

Prince Ea, also known as Richard Williams, ups the ante set by his historical and viral videos of the past. He touched on humanity’s cost to ourselves and this planet before, but this time he really makes it clear: we, humans, are pushing the

World’s first ocean cleaning system will be deployed in 2016

It is estimated that the majority of the world’s plastic, of which hundreds of millions of kilograms are produced each year, ends up in the world’s ocean. Once in the ocean it doesn’t float around aimlessly as might be expected, but instead it ends

Sarah Silverman’s suggestion for feeding the world is good

Sarah Silverman famously suggested that we need to “sell the Vatican, feed the world” in 2009: Now, the video is not to be taken too seriously, but the idea isn’t that far from the truth. About 67-85 people control as much wealth as 1/2

There’s a reason only Iceland repaid all its debts ahead of time and revived its economy

Iceland stands alone in having repaid all of its debts following the financial crisis of 2008. Their ability to do this was not based on their belief in elves or their relatively small population, but instead based on the dedication their population to demand