Posts Tagged ‘WDM’

Ho ho ho Santa delivers sackfuls of coal

December 17, 2013

Today, Santa delivered sackfuls of coal to HSBC, the world’s dirtiest bank.

Santa delivers sackfuls of coal to HSBC

Santa delivers sackfuls of coal to HSBC

Christmas carols

Christmas carols

carol singing

carol singing

Today, Santa delivered a tonne of coal to HSBC, the world’s dirtiest bank, then sang carols.

Courtesy of WDM, this year’s Christmas present to HSBC wasn’t quite what the bank asked for… although they did have it coming. It came in the shape of more than 8000 pieces of coal delivered straight to their doorsteps and supplied with a healthy dose of Christmas carols with names like Frosty the Banker, Old King Coal, and Deck the Halls with Dirty Money.

This was to re-enact an old tradition, if you behaved badly, you were given a lump of coal.

  • HSBC is one of the biggest bankrollers of dirty energy around the world
  • HSBC financed coal to the tune of £3.8 billion between 2005 and 2011
  • HSBC underwrote about £75 billion in share and bond issues to fossil fuel companies between 2010 and 2012

The Real George Osborne (2 of 3)

December 7, 2011

He looks permanently pink and facetious, as though life is one big public-school prank. — former Labour MP Chris Mullin

The Real George Osborne, a paraody by WDM, but with a serious message, food speculation is killing the poor.

- So what is the Real George Osborne all about?

Meet George, a bumbling Chancellor who struggles with street-dance lessons and diets in a doomed bid to be more popular than London Mayor Boris.

- The Real George Osborne (1 of 3)
Using social media as an effective lobbying tool

The Real George Osborne (1 of 3)

November 30, 2011
The Real George Osborne

The Real George Osborne

He looks permanently pink and facetious, as though life is one big public-school prank. — former Labour MP Chris Mullin

We hope that this campaign, with genuinely funny content and such an exciting star at its centre, will bring this important issue to people in a way that is compelling and interesting. — Deborah Doane, director of the World Development Movement

The Real George Osborne, a paraody by WDM, but with a serious message, food speculation is killing the poor.

- So what is the Real George Osborne all about?

Meet George, a bumbling Chancellor who struggles with street-dance lessons and diets in a doomed bid to be more popular than London Mayor Boris.

- The Real George Osborne (2 of 3)
The real George Osborne? Surreal mockumentary shows bumbling Chancellor playing with toy train and taking street dance class
Surreality TV: the secret other life of George Osborne
New web comedy mocks Chancellor George Osborne
The real George Osborne
Osborne’s backwards budget is formula for failure on green economy and jobs

WDM supporters demand that UK climate finance is given to the UN Adaptation Fund

November 18, 2010

World Development Movement supporters protest outside the Department for International Development demanding that their money should be forwarded to the UN Adaptation Fund.

Also see

No New Debt: We won’t be ignored!

Why we must reclaim the right to campaign


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