Xombie - Captial X

Xombie ‘Capital X’ Review

New York rockers Xombie are taking the neglected genre of nu metal and turning it on its side to create intense music that fights against capitalist oppression with unfiltered intensity. With two EPs already under their belts, Xombie have honed their craft and created “hood metal” with a powerful message on their upcoming album Capital…

Palm Oil Production

‘Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto’ Raises Concerns

Top palm oil producers have banded together to announce a ‘sustainability initiative’ that appears to allow for continued deforestation. The Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto (SPOM), announced last week by palm oil producers including Sime Darby, Asian Agri and KLK, is the latest “sustainability initiative” to ease public concern over the continued destruction of the world’s…

animal testing

UK Statistics Show Animal Experimentation On The Rise

Last week, the Home Office put out statistics relating to the use of animals in experiments and scientific research throughout all of Great Britain. The numbers were released in the annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain 2013 and showed an overall increase from 2012. The figures showed a 0.3% increase, which…

Alicia Silverstone: Cruelty Free International

Alicia Silverstone backs Cruelty Free International

The ‘Kind Mama’ opposes cosmetics testing on animals and supports California’s SJR 22. Hollywood actress and longtime vegan, Alicia Silverstone, has officially teamed up with Cruelty Free International to campaign for cosmetics that are free from animal testing. Across the world, countries like Norway, Israel, India and the European Union are phasing out the sale…

Greenpeace - LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome

YouTube Blocks Greenpeace’s LEGO Video

Earlier this week, Greenpeace posted their video entitled “LEGO: Everything in NOT Awesome” to YouTube and three days later the video had over three million views. Today, Greenpeace announced that the video has been suspended by YouTube after Warner Brothers claimed that it violated copywrite. The film shows a beautiful Arctic LEGO landscape that becomes…