Fighting for smallholder farmers

The global fight for small farmers’ rights Negotiations are taking place at the UN on a declaration of rights for small-scale food producers. This would be an important step to protect small farmers across the world from escalating levels of violence and oppression. Small farmers feed the most... More

Fighting Climate Change

It’s 11 years since the Al Gore film An Inconvenient Truth hit our screens We now have An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power which is showing at No 6 Cinema on 14th September See the event in our diary pages The evidence for climate change is really clear now – temperature records... More

Air Quality

It’s estimated that 40,000 deaths each year are attributable to pollutants, especially from diesel. This is a climate change as well as a health issue. So urgent action is needed. Friends of the Earth are monitoring pollution levels around our city as part of a national scheme and... More

Tackling the clothing industry

The Clothing industry is a by-word for exploitation and environmental damage. Most clothes are now produced in poor countries with very poor health and safety records. Firms employ lots of young women on low pay, setting very high targets, insisting on compulsory overtime. A lot of work is... More