Streets for People

The Portsmouth Friends of the Earth group has  published a report, ‘Streets for People’ that sets out local people’s vision for Portsmouth streets as places that are people-friendly and not dominated by cars. The report is based on comments from local people about their favourite streets,... More

Stop Corporate Courts

ISDS – short for ‘Investor-state dispute settlement’ – is an obscure parallel legal system only accessible to the super-rich. These corporate courts allow transnational corporations to sue governments outside the national justice system. A huge range of government policies have been... More

The Sustainable Development Goals

THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have identified the needs of our global neighbours. Governments around the world, including that of the UK, have pledged to address them. There are 17 "Global Goals" with 169 targets between them. "Humanity has... More

Trade deals and Brexit

Trade has always been part of society and in itself it could be a good thing. But trade deals are no longer just about selling more goods to other countries. Instead, they are often about giving huge new powers to big business, affecting every aspect of society from the public services to online... More

She Deserves. Fairtrade and a Living Wage

She Deserves This year the emphasis for Fairtrade Fortnight was on cocoa, empowering women and a living wage. Cocoa prices have dropped dramatically and this really highlights the scandal of unfair trade. The new campaign is an ambitious three year one to introduce a living income for all.... More