Sofia Ashraf, a young female rapper from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu who rose to fame by riffing about social justice while wearing a burqa,released a new single this week about corporate responsibility.In her new rap, posted online by Jhatkaa, a nongovernmental organization that leads campaigns for social justice.
she calls on the multinational corporation Unilever to help former workers at a thermometer plant that its Indian subsidiary closed years ago, after mercury contamination was discovered there.The contamination continues to impact forests and groundwater.The workers cannot afford private healthcare. They have been fighting for Unilever to clean up the toxic contamination and compensate them for their medical expenses as a result of mercury for many long years.
The rap song is part of a wider social media campaign aimed at shaming Unilver. Here Watch,share on different social media and sign the petition to increase the pressure asking for Unilever to clean up the mercury poisoning in Kodaikanal: http://www.jhatkaa.org/unilever/
“Large, powerful, but regal, Cecil was known for being comfortable around humans—and simply for having a name, say those that knew him”
The killing of Cecil the lion has provoked outrage worldwide, with Zimbabwe has started extradition proceedings and hopes the United States will cooperate, said Oppah Muchinguri, the African nation’s environment minister. A Gold plating company Goldgenie has created a special version of the HTC One M9 dedicated to the memory of Cecil the lion to raise funds for a charity dedicated to the conservation of animals in Hwange National Park where he lived.
Many including me would recommend to donate any means of support towards ,Friends of Hwange which is a charity that is working hard towards the conservation of wildlife in Hwange National Park, the home that Cecil was cruelly lured from.
Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve and faces many challenges such as developing and maintaining water resources, protecting the animals from poachers and maintenance of roads. The Friends of Hwange Trustees emphasize that 100% of donated money is used in the Park for the good of the animals as the trust does not incur any running expenses outside of the Park and all work done by the Trustees is done so on a voluntary basis. For further information or to make a direct donation to the charity, please visit the charity’s website.