The time has come for the world community to recognise that war, rather than an instrument for the elimination of terrorists and aggressors, is a crime against humanity.
"Never before in the history of the world has there been a global, visible, public, viable, open dialogue and conversation about the very legitimacy of war."
Scilla Elworthy has become the first British recipient of the Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prize for her work with the Oxford Research Group on nuclear disarmament and non-violent resolutions [...]
Next time you pop out for some chips, you might like to ask if they have any old oil. Members of the Bio-Power Network are doing just that ñ recycling old vegetable oil to fuel vehicles. It is [...]
Judith Davis, Ailsa Moore and Gill Stribley took to the streets of Woking to encourage people to take a leaf out of their book.
In 1989, a small group of people in the Wirral were determined to raise enough money to buy their local wood. The group approached the Woodland Trust and so began one of the Trust's first local [...]
The people in China are very eager to recycle plastic bottles
Bustan means grove' in both Hebrew and Arabic and it is the title of a grassroots partnership addressing the plight of indigenous and marginalised people in Israel/Palestine. Bustan's coalition [...]
A global opinion poll released at the start of this year's World Social Forum showed that most people want a global agenda based on social values and not economic values.
A new People's Pension Fund' is the way out of the potentially disastrous pensions crisis that is plaguing Britain today. It would mean linking all pensions with local investments in public services.
A Worldwide Democracy Network has been set up to explore new approaches to democracy. "The current situation illustrates, in the most graphic way, the disconnection between our political systems [...]
An estimated 29,000 people with a severe or profound learning disability live in the family home supported by a parent aged 70 or over. Many are capable of living independently but finding a home [...]
Positive News is delighted to team up with ethical savings and investment banking pioneers, Triodos Bank. We are offering readers the opportunity to both save with a bank whose values we share, [...]
The Initiative for a World Future Council proposes creating a global voice to speak up for our common values as world citizens caring for humanity, the planet and the future. It aims to draw [...]
Hidden away in neighbourhoods all over the country are people with the dreams and potential to grow their own businesses to meet local needs.
A wide group of organisations representing consumer and environmental interests is calling for greater public debate on GM crops.
New Economics Foundation's Executive Director, Ed Mayo, has announced that he will leave in May to take up the post of director at the National Consumer Council.
The Schumacher Society celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with lectures and events in Bristol, London, Hereford, Edinburgh and Cambridge.
With the United Nations and rumblings of war at the forefront of recent headlines, Douglas Gillies' Prophet: The Hatmaker's Son is a timely, inspiring story about Robert Muller. Gillies' riveting [...]
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