Terra Viva: Vandana Shiva’s manifesto presented at Expo 2015

Terra Viva: Vandana Shiva’s manifesto presented at Expo 2015

Expo Milano 2015, the very same that made agreements with some of the world’s largest and most controversial multinationals, boasts a farmstead dedicated to the civil society: Cascina Triulza – Civil Society Pavilion. It is the only structure to be present in the exposition area before Expo that has been restructured in a sustainable way.

Amnesty International and the body bags on Brighton’s shores

Amnesty International and the body bags on Brighton’s shores

On 22th April the NGO Amnesty International staged a demonstration, a flashmob on Brighton’s beach, UK. The humanitarian organisation scattered two hundred body bags on the shores to highlight the UK’s little response to the plight of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Then volunteers zipped themselves into the body bags to make their protest more disquieting.

What happened to the Armenians a hundred years ago

What happened to the Armenians a hundred years ago

Today, 24th April 2015, one hundred years have passed since the slaughter of the Armenian people, maybe the most controversial and darkest moment in the history of the Twentieth century.     Controversial because it is much criticised and denied. Dark because, at a distance of a century, it is not possible to know exactly

Women, guardians of biodiversity in Nepal. The photos in a WWF feature

Women, guardians of biodiversity in Nepal. The photos in a WWF feature

In the Nepalese part of the Terai Arc, a narrow subtropical corridor connecting India and Nepal, women head a project of forest conservation and social development. Since 2001, they have been safeguarding biodiversity in an area of incalculable natural value, guaranteeing the “ecological, economic and socio-cultural integrity of the region”. The Terai Arc Landscape (TAL)

Jamie Oliver’s petition for better food in schools

Jamie Oliver’s petition for better food in schools

Obesity is a worldwide widespread disease. Such condition occurs when the intake of calories exceeds the amount of calories burnt. Obesity is due by poor nutrional education, sedentary lifestyle and other causes, such as genetic predisposition, family environment and social and economic conditions. Obese or overweight children do not necessarily eat too much, but they

Millennium Development Goals: What has and hasn’t been achieved

Millennium Development Goals: What has and hasn’t been achieved

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) still haven’t been achieved. Much progress has been made but, only nine months from the deadline, accomplishing them remains out of reach.     What are the MDGs. They are the most ambitious targets ever set by the United Nations to improve living conditions for the world’s population. They were drafted