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Campaigning for a free, equal and solidary society.
Campaigning for a free, equal and solidary society.

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15 March is World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD). This year's theme will be “Antibiotics off the menu”. Consumers International, together with members around the world, will be calling on fast food companies to make a global commitment to stop the sale of meat raised with the routine use of antibiotics important to human medicine.
Despite worldwide concern about the overuse of antibiotics, their use in agriculture is due to increase by two thirds between 2010 and 2030. Click here to see how you can join this year's campaign: http://bit.ly/WCRD

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Community-based enterprises such as development trusts can play an important role in alleviating poverty. They can give those without power a voice and access to resources and decision-making and they can contribute to building skills and self-confidence.
Options for community enterprises to help its citizens with, can be debt advice, help sell unwanted goods on eBay to earn extra cash, advice on how to use a computer and the Internet to search for job vacancies, help with writing a good resume. Because when 'ordinary' citizens work together, extraordinary things can happen. http://bit.ly/1nCfavJ

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What do a post office, a renewable energy project and a day care centre all have in common?
They can all be run by a development trust. More about Development Trusts can be found in our Initiatives Database: http://bit.ly/DevelopmentTrust

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Today exactly one year ago we wrote: Fashion company Kuyichi recently started the campaign ‘Let’s be true’ to inspire and encourage others in the clothing industry to also offer complete transparency regarding production, working conditions, wages and environmental impact. Do you already shop less and think more? http://www.summer-foundation.org/en/News/%91See-through-fashion%92-offers-complete-transparency
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Once home to a violent and powerful drug trafficking organization called the Medellín Cartel, headed by the infamous Pablo Escobar, Medellín is now an example of social urbanism. One of the best examples of an emerging Sharing City in the world shaped by citizen participation. They are not there yet, but they have already earned the USA’s Urban Land Institute’s "Innovative City of the Year" title, while once they were the "murder capital" of the world. Article by Shareable: http://bit.ly/24qUEz5

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Bewoners kunnen prima aangeven waarvoor ze zich willen inzetten in hun eigen wijk. Minder zwerfvuil, beter onderhoud van openbaar groen, een veiliger woonomgeving, meer werkgelegenheid, meer onderling contact, minder leegstand… Zij kunnen én willen best een steentje bijdragen en starten steeds vaker een eigen bewonersbedrijf om hun wijk te verbeteren. De winst die bewonersbedrijven maken, komt ten goede aan de wijk en haar bewoners. #bewonersbedrijven   #community  
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In 2015 Democracy International campaigned for a more democratic EU and a stronger EU Citizens’ Initiative. They engaged with people across the globe to exchange knowledge on direct democracy and helped to build new democracy groups and supported them in running campaigns. More on this initiative (and how to join them) can be found in our database: http://bit.ly/DemocracyInternationalENG or in Dutch: http://bit.ly/DemocracyInternationalNL

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In 2015 Democracy International campaigned for a more democratic EU and a stronger EU Citizens’ Initiative. They engaged with people across the globe to exchange knowledge on direct democracy and helped to build new democracy groups and supported them in running campaigns. More on this initiative (and how to join them) can be found in our database: http://bit.ly/DemocracyInternationalENG or in Dutch: http://bit.ly/DemocracyInternationalNL #democracy   #directdemocracy  

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TradeXchange is een alternatief geldcircuit voor ondernemers. Deelnemers van TradeXchange aanvaarden een andere valuta als betaalmiddel, een elektronische valuta die 'trade euro' wordt genoemd. In 2015 vonden er al meer dan 10.000 barter transacties plaats en TradeXchange is ondertussen al opgestart in meerdere landen. Lees er meer over in onze database: http://bit.ly/TradeXchangeNL   #complementarycurrency   #virtualmoney   #B2B   #TradeXChange  
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Oikopolis is an integrated platform involved in producing, wholesaling and retailing organic food, with a short supply chain between the producers and the consumers.
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