World’s Richest One Percent Undermine Fight Against Economic Inequality

By: Sunday March 22, 2015 6:00 pm

” Inequality is about more than economics and growth – it is now at such high levels that we risk a return to the oligarchy of the gilded age. ” — Ben Phillips of ActionAid. By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS – The growing economic inequalities between rich and poor – and the lopsided concentration of [...]

 

As Cyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu, Climate Experts Sound Alarm

By: Saturday March 14, 2015 6:30 pm

Disaster ‘driving painfully home the rising risks from extreme weather and climate change,’ UN conference warns by Nadia Prupis As Cyclone Pam devastated the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, where resources are already strained under the effects of climate change, United Nations officials and the country’s president on Saturday called for immediate action to [...]

Scarlett Johansson Breaks Up With Oxfam, Leaves Note on Pillow

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 12:28 pm

Wednesday evening, actress Scarlett Johansson brought the nine-day dilemma over the conflict between her seven-year relationship with the global relief organization, Oxfam, and her new commercial relationship with the Israeli company, SodaStream, to a conclusion.

Report: 85 Richest People Have More Wealth Than Poorest Half Of The World

By: Tuesday January 21, 2014 6:47 am

According to a new report by Oxfam titled Working For The Few the wealth of the 1% richest people in the world amounts to $110 trillion, or 65 times as much as the poorest half of the world. Notably Oxfam does not buy into the nonsense about technology and education leading to yawning gaps in wealth inequality but properly notes that abuses of power and thievery are principally to blame.

La Figa Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrate Krampus with Community-Focused and Socially Conscious-Themed Gifts

By: Friday December 14, 2012 2:50 pm

Gifts should reflect the giver’s awareness of recipient, and carry a bit of the giver’s personality. Practical, thoughtful, and thought-provoking are also important attributes. And because this is Firedoglake, a healthy dose of social consciousness never hurts.

Top of my list: FDL’s Free Bradley Manning t-shirt (there’s also an awesome sweatshirt). I ordered one for a friend as a Thanksgiving gift, and he loved it, and I have one myself. The cotton is soft, the design is super cool, and you’re helping to support Manning’s trial coverage and activism.

Want to give a group gift, say for the whole family or your office? Occupy Sandy desperately needs Tyvek suits to protect those who are cleaning up mold damage in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Or consider supplying Occupy with the FDL Occupy Supply items.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Nathan Hodge, Armed Humanitarians: The Rise of the Nation Builders

By: Saturday March 26, 2011 1:59 pm

“As any student of aid and development should know,” Nathan Hodge writes in the prologue to his book Armed Humanitarians, “efforts to aid the developing world have often done more harm than good.”

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