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World Water Day: we must defend our right to clean drinking water

Every year, since 1993, World Water Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the global crisis of access to water, and to take action to defend our rights. According to the UN, more than two
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CATAPA is hiring (in Dutch): campagneverantwoordelijke (m/v/x)

CATAPA is een jonge vrijwilligersbeweging in België, die werkt rond sociale en ecologische rechtvaardigheid tussen en binnen samenlevingen.. Ons werk gaat over de globale grondstoffenproblematiek: we kaarten de lokale impact van industriële mijnbouw op leefmilieu
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Verzet Wereldwijd: A night of resistance and solidarity!

What does saying ‘no’ mean to you? If a mining corporation decided to use your home for their new extractivist project - would you be able to stop them? And as well as saying no
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Black Friday: protest against ‘planned obsolescence’

On Black Friday, the symbol of our consumer culture, we and  Nerdlab organised an action against 'planned obsolescence' on the Kouter in Ghent. By designing and producing smartphones and laptops in such a way that
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Products such as smartphones, laptops, printers..., have become an integral part of our daily lives.
However, the producers of these devices want to sell as many of them as possible.
Therefore, they often deliberately design products that break down faster and cannot be repaired or recycled. Both the consumer and the planet suffer as a result. The raw materials needed for this insatiable ICT hunger are extracted by the mining industry. Mining is extremely polluting with big consequences for the people and the environment. That is why we demand that our politicians urgently put a stop to the malpractices of planned obsolescence. Are you with us?

What do you know about mining?

There is an unlimited appetite for resources on a biophysically limited earth. The resource issues will be high on the international agenda in the next decades and plays, just like the energy shortage, a key role in the climate story. Play this video to know more.

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