So you want to be a voluntourist?
In our times of cheap air travel, ergonomically designed backpacks, and heightened social consciousness, increasing numbers of young people from western countries are mixing their travels with voluntourism opportunities and volunteer work. Voluntourism has exploded over the last few decades, with the voluntourist market now peaking at US$2.6bn per year. […]
Eco-prisoners: from the US to the Pacific
Many of the world’s environmental problems have been caused by multinational corporations and states in their constant drive for profit and control of humanity. The best voluntourism organizations across the globe have made many brave acts of resistance against those exploiting both humanity and the environment. Unfortunately as global awareness of environmental issues increases […]
The Costs of NAFTA
On the 1st of January 1994, The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the USA, Canada and Mexico came into effect. At the time, proponents of the agreement, such as then US President Bill Clinton, claimed that it would ‘lift all boats’. However, 11 years later, these promises seem empty. NAFTA has lifted […]