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I am on a train that’s just pulled out of Leeds, following a great day at ‘Not the G8', a conference run by the World Development Movement (WDM).
A vote in the European parliament has failed to remove loopholes in new regulations to prevent banks driving up speculative food prices.
The World Development Movement will protest at the AGM of Barclays’ bank over the company’s role in fuelling global hunger by betting on food prices.
Barclays Bank has won a 'shame award', for speculating on food prices. The award was presented in Davos to coincide with the World Economic Forum.
European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty by speculating on food prices
An interesting but powerful fact from the World Development Movement: By the end of tomorrow (Friday 13 January 2012), the average person in Britain will have emitted as much carbon dioxide as the average person in Kenya will in an entire year.
UK money will be used for a ‘climate loan’ to Jamaica, increasing its already heavy debt burden, following a decision by the World Bank.
‘Broken’ financial markets are driving up food prices, as UK consumers are now paying over seven per cent more for bread than a year ago.
Following a month of protests at branches of Barclay's bank, campaigners from the World Development Movement are preparing to protest at the bank's AGM.
Climate change activists have formed a ‘chain gang’ outside the HQ of the World Bank Group to demand an end to fossil fuel investments.