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▶ Democracy Now! Killing Nature's Defenders: Study Finds Global Surge in Murders of Environmental Activists

Published on Apr 16, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org - A new reports finds the killings of environmental and land rights activists worldwide has tripled over the past decade. 170 more words


How Big Business Targets Children

“Corporate behavior is very similar to that of a psychopath.”
The diagnostic criteria for psychopathy is:
1. Unable to be concerned for others
2. Only advances their own self interest… 465 more words

Business And Commerce

Environment: Rising activist deaths are a symptom of our global environmental crisis

Laisa do Espirito Santo visits the graves of her sister Maria do Espírito Santo da Silva and brother-in-law José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva, rainforest activists who were murdered in Nova Ipixuna, Para, northern Brazil, on June 2011. 540 more words


Environmental activists, not the resources, are the ones getting killed off

The past decade has seen 908 murdered environmental activists but only 10 perpetrators convicted for those crimes, according to a report released April 8.

The London- and Washington, D.C.-based Global Witness studied the trends in order to shed light on the connection between environmental exploitation and human rights abuses, … 311 more words

Around The World

The appalling nonsense that is conflict minerals and Dodd Frank

There are vile tales of exploitation in that big wide world out there: there are also such tales than we can and should do something about. 1,235 more words


Is Liberia tired of NGOs?

By Global Witness Liberia
Ten years after Liberia’s civil war, the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is held up as an example of how reformist leadership can bring peace and democracy to a devastated country. 820 more words

General News

TED Idea Winner Wants to Make a Global Business Registry

The Summary: 

Problem - 

  • Anonymous companies are very easy to make with our current legal system and these companies are responsible for many global crimes in poor countries and mafia organizations operate in the same way in more developed countries…
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