If you read a statement from the Vatican saying that the Pope is working with Satan to achieve Christian peace on Earth, you’d be a bit skeptical at least, wouldn’t you? Yet WWF frequently admit that they are “working with” monsters like Cargill and Monsanto. David wasn’t “working with” Goliath, and medals aren’t handed out for working with the enemy.
The purposes of corporations such as Monsanto are directly opposed to the declared purpose of WWF, and working with them is a contradiction. If you want to go up, the down button is irrelevant, you can’t use it to go up, no matter how good you are at “spinning” your story. If someone’s pressing the down button, no matter what they say, you know what their real agenda is (or that they’re completely insane).
Patrick Alley at TEDxExeter talks about how the logging industry and governments have conned people into believing that legal logging is ok and that organizations like the WWF are helping to improve the state of our forests.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Amazon deforestation jumped 69 percent in the past 12 months — the first such increase in three years — as rising demand for soy and cattle pushes farmers and ranchers to raze trees, officials said Saturday. Some 3,145 square miles of forest were destroyed between August 2007 and August 2008 — a 69 percent increase over the 1,861 square miles felled in the previous 12 months, according to the National Institute for Space Research, or INPE, which monitors destruction of the Amazon. Continue reading “Amazon deforestation on the rise”→
Soldiers carry an indigenous man who was shot by armed guards protecting rice fields at the Raposa Serra do Sol reservation in Roraima state, Brazil, in May 2008. The reservation has seen decades of conflicts between indigenous residents and settlers, most of whom are large-scale rice farmers. Continue reading “Setting an Important Precedent for Indigenous Lands”→