What David & Polly consider
to be The Important Stuff...
THE MIGRANT OFFSHORE AID STATION (MOAS)
So far this year
(2015), over 2,300 refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean trying to find a better life in Europe. Confronted with all of
these horrifying images such as that of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi, whose drowned body was found washed up on a
Turkish beach it's easy to feel depressed and powerless. But there is something we can do to help.
The Migrant Offshore Aid Station has rescued over 11,000 refugees from the Mediterranean in the last year alone.
Operating from Malta, they use advanced drone technology to spot boats in distress and dispatch their ship, the Phoenix,
to provide life-saving assistance.
Please give what you can here.
Learn more about MOAS's work here. Follow the wider campaign here.
THE LIBERTY CHOIR
Following their performance on the title track of Rattle That Lock, the Liberty Choir has announced that
David Gilmour and Polly Samson have become founding supporters. The choir has just relaunched their Website at the following
THE AGE OF STUPID
the people that brought you McLibel comes a new
film, an eco-documentary fusing fact, fiction and animation,
called The Age of Stupid. It's about climate
change, oil, greed and ignorance and is certainly
something that everyone should see.
You can find out more by visiting the film's Website,
and then joining the discussion at The
A GLOBAL STANDARD
On An Island was the first Columbia Records release
to be manufactured under CarbonNeutral guidelines.
The CarbonNeutral Company works to measure,
reduce and offset CO2 emissions around the world.
The objectives of Emergency
are to bring medical and surgical assistance to the
victims of armed conflict, to enforce the respect of
human rights for those suffering the social consequences
of war, hunger, poverty and marginalisation, and to
promote a culture of peace and solidarity.
Emergency's head office is in Milan, Italy.
The Big Ask campaign is about tackling the biggest
question the world faces how do we stop dangerous
It is about helping you get answers to this difficult
question. The most important part of the question is
Is the UK Government doing enough about climate
change? We think they should do a lot more. And 70%
of you agree.
Are you ready to get the Government to tackle the big
question? It's a huge obstacle to climb but together
we can do it.
The Big Ask is run by Friends of the Earth
an environmental campaign group.
HIGH TIDE: NEWS FROM A WARMING
WORLD by Mark Lynas
Climate change is no longer a concern for the future.
It's happening right now, and in this book the author
takes us around the world to show that the impacts of
global warming are already having a tangible effect
on people's lives.
This is an issue that is only going to be more and more
present to more and more of us. And this is that issue's
You can find out more about Mark, and purchase his books,
by visiting his Web
George Monbiot is a journalist, author, academic,
and environmental and political activist in the United
Kingdom who writes a weekly column for The
In 1995, Nelson Mandela presented him with a
United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding
environmental achievement. He has also won the Lloyds
National Screenwriting Prize for his screenplay
The Norwegian, a Sony Award for radio
production, the Sir Peter Kent Award, and the
OneWorld National Press Award.
You can learn more about George by visiting his Website.
BAKED ALASKA, DROWNED OUT, and
McLIBEL by Spanner Films
Spanner Films is a small London-based documentary
company founded by film director Franny Armstrong in
Notable productions include Baked Alaska (2002),
which posed the question: "America's coldest, richest
State is warming ten times faster than the rest of the
world, so why does Bush want to drill for more oil?".
Drowned Out (2002) followed an Indian family
who decided to stay at home and drown rather than make
way for the Narmada Dam.
In the no-budget epic McLibel (1997/2005), a
postman and a gardener took on McDonald's and won!