Amnesty International Public Statement re: South Africa

Published 7 February 2019 South Africa: Authorities must protect coastal community’s rightto consent to future mining on their land We from The Crowd Versus strongly support the following Public Statement, issued by Amnesty International’s about the visit by Gwede Mantashe, the Minister of Mineral Resources of South Africa, to the community of the Indigenous Amadiba … Continue reading Amnesty International Public Statement re: South Africa

Growing Up in an Oil Contaminated Environment: The Effects on Children

Posted on January 29, 2019 The Ecuadorian Amazon is one of the most beautiful and diverse natural areas in the world, but after a major environmental disaster, children now grow up in a contaminated environment.  Twenty five years ago the oil company Chevron caused one of the largest oil spills in history. It still affects … Continue reading Growing Up in an Oil Contaminated Environment: The Effects on Children

This is Why the Beaver Lake Cree First Nation Is Asking for a Hearing

Posted on January 22, 2019 The Beaver Lake Cree First Nation fights a monumental legal battle to end tar sands projects on their territory. It destroys their land and their way of life. On 19 February the case has an important hearing. This is what happened before.  Treaty 6 In 1876 the Canadian Crown promised … Continue reading This is Why the Beaver Lake Cree First Nation Is Asking for a Hearing

Meet our team: Jone van Rees, one of the driving forces behind the platform

Posted on January 18, 2019 Who works and volunteers their time behind the scenes at The Crowd Versus? All different kinds of people do.  We have held jobs in the business and legal industries. We apply that knowledge to help create this online platform to support important cases worldwide achieve justice. Sometimes that justice has … Continue reading Meet our team: Jone van Rees, one of the driving forces behind the platform

19 February 2019 Important Hearing in Beaver Lake Cree First Nation Case

Posted on January 17, 2019 Beaver Lake Cree First Nation is taking on the tarsands – Canada’s fastest growing source of climate pollution. Tar sands extraction is poisoning the water, eliminates whole forests, and decimates traditional food sources for the Beaver Lake Cree people. Politicians won’t challenge the power of the tar sands industry, but … Continue reading 19 February 2019 Important Hearing in Beaver Lake Cree First Nation Case

New US Congresswomen Carry Hopes of Native Americans

Posted on January 4, 2019 When the new US Congress is sworn in Thursday, Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland will not only represent their districts, but also Native American women, one of the most marginalized groups in the US. The two new US Congresswomen carry hopes of Native Americans. Native Americans have had scant representation … Continue reading New US Congresswomen Carry Hopes of Native Americans

The Fight to Save the Traditional Tortilla in Mexico – New York Times

Posted on December 27, 2018 In Mexico, the classic staple – made with heirloom corn – is under pressure from mass production and modernity, but small torilla producers are pushing back.  TLAXIACO, Mexico — Petra Cruz González wakes at 6 every morning to make some 400 tortillas by hand. Despite a few modern advancements, like … Continue reading The Fight to Save the Traditional Tortilla in Mexico – New York Times

Hiring: Country Lead Coordinators

Posted on December 22, 2018 ______________________________________________________________ We are looking for self-employed professionals active in the social enterprise industry and/or online activists, aspiring to have a bigger impact through social media coordination, on a part-time basis.  Do you live in The Netherlands, South Africa, the United States, or Canada? We are looking for you. The Crowd … Continue reading Hiring: Country Lead Coordinators

Why Government South Africa Rejects GMO Maize

Posted on December 17, 2018 In October, 2018, the government of South Africa refused to authorize the GM Triple Stacked maize from Monsanto. They wanted to implement this for commercial growing.  The Executive Council through the GMO Act stated that the data provided by Monsanto were not convincing. The data did not demonstrate the significant claim that … Continue reading Why Government South Africa Rejects GMO Maize