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€41 million for Action Against Desertification (FAO)

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EU and FAO step up action against desertification in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

€41 million effort should help end hunger, foster stability and adapt to climate change… 333 more words

Philosophical Story Challenge of the Week

So, you all know that on Saturdays we do philosophy challenges, and I’ve been focusing on wealth and poverty issues for the past couple of months. 318 more words

Writing Challenge

Tale of Two Cities

Mary Richardson, former CEO of the Methodist Mission, gave an address to the Social Justice in Communities Conference yesterday morning that was moving and inspiring.   She spoke of what has happened in Christchurch over the past four years and how there are now two cities.  111 more words

Central Christchurch

Equity and Sustainability in Mainstreaming Fair Trade

For many developing countries the production and exportation of coffee is an important income source. Three quarters of the global supply of coffee is produced in these countries by small, family-owned farms. 2,694 more words

International Trade


This is a post that is difficult to write. Everyone that knows me personally or through social media, probably has the impression that I’m doing alright and I am and things could be much worse. 1,844 more words

Personal Responsibility is the Answer to Our Problems

Okay, hold on to your hat cause what I am about to talk about might just hit home and make you squirm and most likely make you mad. 1,263 more words


De-industrialisation and socialism and the leisure class

I recently had a chance to read a post by Michael Roberts on the idea that the increasing automation of manufacturing (or at least heavy manufacturing) would not lead to a leisure society as depicted by Keynes, or perhaps to some degree by the Zeitgeist movement. 2,402 more words