Category: <span>Activism</span>

Earth Day Initiative and March for Science NYC Announce Virtual Climate March and Festival

Earth Day Initiative and March for Science NYC Announce Virtual Climate March and Festival

Elizabeth Warren, Fridays for Future, and leading climate activists join Earth Day Initiative for the fight against climate change NEW YORK, NY: Earth Day Initiative (EDI) in partnership with March for Science NYC announces its Earth Day 2021 event with Virtual Stage and Virtual Festival that includes a new immersive, ‘90s-inspired retro video game experience...

Forceful or Conciliatory– What Form Should Activism Take?

Forceful or Conciliatory– What Form Should Activism Take?

Abuja, Nigeria: In December 2020, former US President Obama made a remark regarding activism. According to him, activism was supposed to be conciliatory and that “snappy” slogans like “Defund the Police” only served to alienate people. The comments sparked a backlash from activists across different causes. According to the activists, the ex-president was wrong. The...

The Problem With Celebrity Activism

The Problem With Celebrity Activism

“I’d eat dirt before an animal.” Those were the words – reproduced over and over on colourful backgrounds for social media memes – uttered by worldwide A-lister Miley Cyrus. The singer, passionate about her vegan lifestyle, spoke out for animal rights on red carpets and in media interviews for years. Awarded by animal rights organisations...

Celebrating These Fierce Female Leaders This International Women’s Day

Celebrating These Fierce Female Leaders This International Women’s Day

Many women these days have no qualms about pursuing whatever goal they’ve set for themselves. Some are taking charge and are leading diverse and inclusive movements. Some are management leaders within their companies Some are breaking down sporting barriers with their athletic abilities, and others are choosing to stay at home and nurture their families....

10 Environmental and Climate Victories in 2020

10 Environmental and Climate Victories in 2020

We all know how challenging 2020 was for everyone all over the world – with the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed almost 1.7 million lives and impacted livelihoods, pushing more than 265 million to the brink of starvation. This is aggravated by the disastrous effects of climate change that has forced many vulnerable people in...

Why You Should Give to Mutual Aid this Black Friday

Why You Should Give to Mutual Aid this Black Friday

I’ll be honest, I’m skeptical of any brand or company that claims to be doing any kind of altruistic alternative form of Black Friday. Not that it’s impossible that any are doing so, but that the goal remains to sell as much as possible – be it through traditional or ethical consumerism.  That’s not to...

Climate Protests Hit Insurance Giant Lloyd’s of London Headquarters Ahead of #StopAdani Online Rally

Climate Protests Hit Insurance Giant Lloyd’s of London Headquarters Ahead of #StopAdani Online Rally

Climate activists from grassroots campaigns #StopAdani and Insure our Future have gathered at the London headquarters of insurance giant Lloyd’s of London and delivered two giant postcards – one from the Pacific Climate Warriors and one from the global #StopAdani movement – calling on the insurance company to align its policies to the Paris Agreement...

New Fashion Revolution Report Calls for Field-to-Fabric Transparency

New Fashion Revolution Report Calls for Field-to-Fabric Transparency

Global ethical fashion movement Fashion Revolution have released a new report that demands radical transparency at every tier of the supply chain. Out of Sight: A call for transparency from field to fabric was produced in support of the Tamil Nadu Declaration, a pledge to eradicate severe labour exploitation in the textile manufacturing hub of...

Keyboard Warriors: Does Signing an Online Petition Actually Achieve Anything?

Keyboard Warriors: Does Signing an Online Petition Actually Achieve Anything?

Digital times call for digital measures. We have digital banking, digital shopping, digital learning, and yes, even people power and activism have taken the digital route. Prior to the internet revolution, people had to take to the streets to voice out their concerns and demands. But now, there are digital platforms that serve as a...