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Jesus Was a Rape Baby – Sarah McDavitt Woods

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Why we need to move toward an economy that can regenerate itself

When I asked whether he had opted to learn about ecologically smart technologies, he replied, “No, India has other priorities — we are not rich enough to worry about that yet.” Surprised, I pointed out that almost half of India’s land is degraded, the nation’s groundwater levels are falling fast, and air pollution is the worst in the world. A flicker of recognition crossed his face, but he just smiled and repeated his words, “We still have other priorities.” In one quick conversation, Prakash summed up the economic story that has been circulating for decades: poor countries are too poor to be green.

Craftivist collective. Sarah Corbett: Activism needs introverts. Yes, giving money to very poor people will make their lives better — just ask Ecuador. Is eradicating poverty, a goal the United Nations’ hopes to achieve by 2030, actually feasible?

Yes, giving money to very poor people will make their lives better — just ask Ecuador

New research out of Ecuador says yes – if governments are willing to pay for it. According to a United Nations University (UNU) - Merit study of Ecuador’s Human Development Bonus (Bono de Desarrollo Humano, or BDH), direct cash transfers have definitively improved social mobility, or the ability of individuals or households to move between social strata. And it has helped poor families climb out of poverty, especially when complemented by other economic-inclusion programs. Cash on hand Ecuador’s BDH is a cash transfer given to extremely poor families each month, as long as their children are regularly attending school and health clinics. UKCSC. Raising awareness of the consequences of prohibition. India - World Toilet Organization. In late 2011, World Toilet Organization established its SaniShop model in India to increase access of rural households to safe and affordable sanitation.

India - World Toilet Organization

The 'No Poo' Method. Yes, microlending reduces extreme poverty. A small boost in microlending to the developing world could lift more than 10.5 million people out of extreme poverty.

Yes, microlending reduces extreme poverty

That’s one conclusion of my study, published last month in The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, which found that microfinance not only reduces how many households live in poverty but also how poor they are. Currently, 836 million people – or 12% of the world’s population – experience extreme poverty, living off less than US$1.25 a day. Using data from 106 developing countries from between 1998 and 2013 to examine the efficacy of microlending as a poverty-reduction tool, I found that just a 10% increase in the gross microfinance loan portfolio per client could cut this number by 1.26%.

While the world has seen some progress over the past 15 years in reaching the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which placed eradicating hunger and poverty on top of the global agenda, extreme poverty remains a pressing challenge. Microfinance and poverty reduction Policy implications. Indivisible Guide - A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda. Change.org · La plateforme mondiale pour le changement. The trusted voice for cooperatives. Pioneer sailing trust. The Happy Hippie Foundation.

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Fighting corporate seeds in South Asia. These photos tell a story of corporate power and its impact on ordinary people.

Fighting corporate seeds in South Asia

They were taken in the Indian and Bangladeshi countryside where farmers have been fighting the expansion of industrial agriculture for decades. In India, Monsanto has a tight grip on cotton growing with a 90% market share in cotton seeds. Its business model shores up its control of agriculture as farmers are pushed into uncontrollable debt because of expensive seeds and chemicals. Over the past twenty years nearly 300,000 farmers have committed suicide in India. But there are positive alternatives to these corporate-controlled seeds. In Bangladesh the community-led organisation, UBINIG has established an extensive seed saving network which enables the exchange and preservation of a wide range of seeds.

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CHIEF SEATTLE'S LETTER

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Small is beautiful – an economic idea that has sadly been forgotten

It arrived in our cottage in rural North Yorkshire as a manifesto from a radical countercultural world with which we had no contact. Re-reading its dense mixture of philosophy, environmentalism and economics, I can't think what I could possibly have understood of it at 13, but in a bid to impress my father I ploughed on to the end. Looking back over the intervening almost four decades, the book's influence has been enormous.

"Small is beautiful" was a radical challenge to the 20th century's intoxication with what Schumacher described as "gigantism". For several decades, mass production methods were producing more cheap goods than ever before; the mass media and mass culture opened up new opportunities to a wider audience than ever. Occupy the London Stock Exchange. Recovering From Religion. Interfaith. Landshare - connecting growers to people with land to share. Peace One Day. Mancunian green: Boon - or Bobbins? As the banking crisis continues, alternative or complementary currencies are back on the agenda, as evidenced by George Monbiot's last piece in the Guardian , and a feature on Lewes Pounds on BBC's radio 4 in the last couple of days.

mancunian green: Boon - or Bobbins?

The idea of an alternative currency is not new, and back around 15-20 years ago, LETS schems (Local Exchange Trading Systems)were seen as a key part of the move to a sustainable society and there were close links between Green party activists and LETS schemes in various places around the country. Expose the TPP. Crystal Palace Transition Town 2014 - Crystal Palace Transition Town sustainable living in South London.

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An Unconventional Billionaire Is Revolutionizing Philanthropy By Closing His Foundation

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