human rights

U.S. Population Reaches New Milestone

U.S. Population Reaches New Milestone

The total number of people living in the U.S. surpassed 325 million Sunday, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In the past 50 years, as the global human population has doubled, wildlife populations have been halved. During that same period, the U.S. grew by more than 100 million people. The United Nations predicts that the […]

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    8 Critical Changes to NAFTA to Prioritize People and Planet

    8 Critical Changes to NAFTA to Prioritize People and Planet

    By Amanda Maxwell and Anthony Swift President Trump has made renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) one of the main goals for his administration and has recently revealed the general plan to do so. As this process moves forward, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Sierra Club and our partners across a broad […]

    Mars, Nestlé Commit to Clean Up Pet Food Supply Chains

    Mars, Nestlé Commit to Clean Up Pet Food Supply Chains

    By Perry Wheeler Following global pressure on pet food companies, industry giants Mars and Nestlé have announced that they will take steps to ensure their pet food supply chains are free of human rights abuses and illegally caught seafood. Their commitments to act on transshipping at sea increase the need for global seafood giant Thai […]

    Ban Fracking Now!

    Ban Fracking Now!

    For the record, I’m against Hydraulic fracturing or fracking for short. I’m against people who are for and do Hydraulic fracturing. Reason: People have a right to clean air and clean water. (PERIOD) Ban Fracking Now! #DontFrackMD All Power to the People!!!@HipHopCaucus pic.twitter.com/WQO4R5AYAR — rev yearwood ✊? (@RevYearwood) March 2, 2017 This is not about […]

    Leaked Memo Shows Trump Could Let U.S. Firms Buy ‘Conflict Minerals’

    Leaked Memo Shows Trump Could Let U.S. Firms Buy ‘Conflict Minerals’

    By Lee Fang The leaked draft of a presidential memorandum Donald Trump is expected to sign within days suspends a 2010 rule that discouraged American companies from funding conflict and human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through their purchase of “conflict minerals.” The memo, distributed inside the administration on Friday afternoon […]

    Protests Escalate as Flooding at Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project Imminent

    Protests Escalate as Flooding at Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project Imminent

    Renowned Inuk artist Billy Gauthier has not eaten since Oct. 13. He is on a hunger strike against the proposed flooding of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project reservoir. https://www.facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1323878000958467/ The Muskrat Falls project, part of the $8.6 billion Lower Churchill hydroelectric project in Labrador, Canada, will flood the Lake Melville river valley, which has cultural […]

    The Food Movement Speaks With One Voice—Occupy Our Food Supply

    The Food Movement Speaks With One Voice—Occupy Our Food Supply

    Rainforest Action Network On Feb. 27, an unprecedented alliance of more than 60 Occupy groups and 30 environmental, food and corporate accountability organizations will join together for Occupy our Food Supply, a global day of action resisting the corporate control of food systems. The call to Occupy our Food Supply, facilitated by Rainforest Action Network, […]