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Nero’s Guests and Farmer Suicides in India

Indian farmer in distress

The documentary directed by Deepa Bhatia, “Nero’s Guests” is a story about India’s farmer suicides as unravelled by Palagummi Sainath, Rural Affairs Editor of Hindu newspaper. Nero was an ancient Roman emperor who used to conduct one of the biggest parties ancient Rome had ever seen. And for the guests to enjoy the beautiful garden, Nero […]

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August 6th, 2011 | Posted in Poverty & Hunger,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

6 Grassroots Activists win Goldman Environment Prize 2010

Goldman prize

This year’s Goldman Environment Prize, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for the Environment, was awarded to 6 Grassroots activists. The causes ranged from saving elephants in Cambodia, sustainable agriculture in Cuba, protecting biodiversity in Poland, protecting the indigenous people against forcible evictions in Swaziland, fighting against water pollution by industrial animal farming in USA and campaigning against […]

May 19th, 2010 | Posted in Activism,Food,Poverty & Hunger,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

UN Millennium Development Goals : Short movies

Poor hands

“It’s a tragic mix-up when the United States spends $500,000 for every enemy soldier killed, and only $53 annually on the victims of poverty.”   -  MARTIN LUTHER KING   We’re only 5 years away from the eight UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) as outlined below.  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend a […]

March 4th, 2010 | Posted in Poverty & Hunger | Read More »

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