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‘Why? And Why Now?’ Panama Papers ‘John Doe’ Steps Out Of Shadows

Anonymous whistleblower says “Panama Papers are, if nothing else, a glaring symptom of our society’s progressively diseased and decaying moral fabric.”

By Deirdre Fulton | Common Dreams… 2,469 more words

Launching an Era of openness in business? Meaning transparent financial dealing?

Launching an Era of openness in business

Anonymous companies protect corrupt individuals – from notorious drug cartel leaders to nefarious arms dealers – behind a shroud of mystery that makes it almost impossible to find and hold them responsible. 2,368 more words


International Day of Forests 2016

Cheniere Lake at dusk

Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam

Today I thank God for the world’s forests, and  for their renewable gifts: as places to live, as carbon sinks, sources of sustainable food and materials supply, as genetic reservoirs, as crucibles for life-saving and enhancing medicines and crucial role in flood control as preservers of watersheds. 614 more words


Liberia - Land Rights Reform

Civil society groups call for an improved policy approach to forested areas, as concerns remain over the ambiguous tenure of customary land.

In an October 2015 conference entitled ‘ 632 more words

The murder of Berta Cáceres

Last spring, Global Witness published a report called How Many More? about the killings of environmental activists around the world. The NGO trained a spotlight on Honduras, the world’s most dangerous place to advocate on behalf of the environment, and especially on a prominent activist named Berta Cáceres, who told the group: 1,546 more words


Murderous economy

In Honduras last week, another environmental campaigner was murdered. This time there was some international coverage: her photo even appeared on the front page of the Guardian. 657 more words