Kumi Naidoo

Climate justice begins with the human right to water

Eliminating inequalities, including in access to water and sanitation, is a foundational requirement for effective climate action

US elections: Neither candidate is taking climate change seriously

The climate policies of both parties are constrained because they are far too wedded to the neoliberal economic systems

In the name of Mandela, ‘we cannot accept injustice’

Amnesty International calls on leaders to deal with the human rights crises around the world

Resource scarcity, climate change linked to conflict and displacement

Resource scarcity is dangerous in politically unstable states, where climate change has already been linked to violent conflict and communal upheaval

Business crucial in curbing water crisis

Water scarcity can trigger widespread upheaval and even economic collapse

Drilling deep mistakes in the Arctic

Greenpeace's <i>Kumi Naidoo</i> writes from a prison in Greenland about the effect deep water drilling in the Arctic could have on climate change.

Speaking to power

Davos is not a revival meeting for the socially or ecologically aware, but many are starting to realise it's directly linked to their bottom line.

Time for South Africa to stand up for its ideals

As a significant resolution hits the table at the UN Human Rights Council this month, SA's vote will make all the difference, argue activists.

Poverty: Words are not enough

Panicked emails bounced from Blackberry to Blackberry in the world's wealthiest countries this week.

A fighting chance

When 23,4million people around the world stood up and spoke out against poverty and inequality on October 17 as part of the Global Call to Action against Poverty campaign, they amplified the silent suffering of the poor into a roar. But what happens after that? We are witnessing a silent tsunami in the developing world, writes Kumi Naidoo.

Silence is not an ethical option

When the cloud of apartheid still hovered over our heads, an atmosphere of fear pervaded the country, pushing its way into the thoughts of every activist -- the fear that the car trailing you might pull you into detention, the jolt of adrenalin that woke you when a car stopped outside your house at night, writes Kumi Naidoo.

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