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Kevin Danaher: Follow the Capital

Originally posted at Global Exchange, an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. The Occupy demonstrations have raised a central issue that we must confront: how does capital get invested and who is controlling the process?

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Back-to-School Shopping? Check out the new Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies Released Today

If you are a parent of a school age kid in the U.S., it’s hard to avoid the back-to-school marketing that is in full swing, even with 3 more weeks of summer vacation left. The last thing most kids want in the middle of a sunny August day is to...

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7 Resources for Finding Out About the Secret Lives of Your Stuff

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE EDUCATION From the time we arise in the morning until after we fall asleep, we participate in a continuous cycle of using stuff that affects ourselves, other people, animals and the planet. We do what we can to buy products and use stuff...

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Being good to your loved ones, your communities and your planet

Valentine’s day is not a favorite day among my more cynical friends. They complain that the holiday has been overly commercialized and they certainly are right about that. It’s downright gross how the local stores devote whole aisles of shelf space to red plastic heart shaped stuff, often starting as...

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Lenovo Says They Agree with Us! We say Prove It!

Inspired by The Story of Electronics, hundreds of people sent letters to Lenovo President and CEO Rory Read yesterday, telling the company to green its products and “Make ‘em Safe, Make ‘em Last, and Take ‘em Back.” Within hours,Read got back in touch to say he “could not agree with [us] more.”...

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Talk about externalized costs!

World’s top corporations cause $2.2 trillion in environmental damage A study currently underway for the United Nations is calculating the cost of pollution and other environmental  damage caused by the 3,000 biggest public companies in the world. The study, which will be published this summer, has found that the economic...

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Remembering Bhopal

I want to pause in the midst of the much needed debate about climate change solutions, as I do every December 2nd -3rd to remember Bhopal. Last night was the 25th anniversary of the disaster in Bhopal, India,  where a Union Carbide  pesticide plant released 27 tons of toxic chemical into a crowded sleeping city, killing 8,000 immediately and injuring...

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