The Gates Foundation is one of the world’s biggest charitable funds. But it holds investments in fossil fuels. How can an organisation dedicated to wiping out poverty justify contributing to climate change? Now there is a petition asking Bill and Melinda Gates to divest the Gates Foundation of fossil fuels. Anyone can sign!
3pm, Saturday 11th July
Friends Meeting House, St Giles
A talk by Professor Joy Hendry on Science, Stories, and Indigenous Wisdom. Admission £5 (£3 students). This event is not organised by Global Justice Now.
Global Justice Oxford monthly meeting
Tuesday 14th July
Oxford Town Hall, 7:30pm
Our monthly meeting is a chance to plan activities and share news of national campaigns. We usually show a (very) short film or two as well. Non-members are very welcome.
A petition urging Monsanto to stop silencing scientists has now reached 1,414,259 signatures – well on the way to achieving the target of 1,500,000, or 1.5 million signatures. Can you add your signature and share it?
The petition was created after the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report saying that a very commonly used herbicide causes cancer. Now Monsanto is demanding that the WHO retracts the report. They’re not offering any evidence that the report is wrong in any way; they just want to silence the scientists so that people don’t become aware of how we’re being poisoned. Let’s help to get the word out!
Take Back Our World festival
Fri 17th – Sun 19th July
Tapeley Park, north Devon
The Take Back Our World festival has been jointly organised by Global Justice Now and Students Against TTIP. It’s happening in Tapeley Park, a stately home surrounded by beautiful grounds.
The festival is intended as a mix of politics, activism, culture and creativity. Special guests include:
- David Graeber, academic, Occupy Wall Street activist and author of author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years
- Molly Scott Cato MEP (Green Party)
- Nick Dearden, director, Global Justice Now
- Jody Boenhert, designer, activist and director of Ecolabs
- Samir Dathi, Brick Lane Debates
- Activists from Free University London
- Kalyan, jazz and dub band from Leeds
- Tudor Lion, reggae DJ with Channel One
- Natural Curriculum, hip-hop collective from Manchester
There will be workshops, film screenings, music and more.
Sadly there aren’t any coaches running directly from Oxford, but there are coaches running from London and Bristol. A camping ticket costs £25 (and travel costs are on top of that).
Book your tickets through Eventbrite or ring the Global Justice Now head office on 020 7820 490.