BLOG: Myanmar: Carlsberg To Be Sued Over Copyright Violation

This week, news broke that the family of a late and beloved Burmese composer is now preparing a lawsuit against Carlsberg for their use of Myoma’s song title on their product, Tuborg beer. This story is an instructive case example of how Big Alcohol operates to push their products into every aspect of every society around the world…

BLOG: Advocacy Successes 2015

2015 has been a busy year as we have traveled the world for our advocacy work. Did we achieve anything? Have our efforts made any difference?

BLOG: Charlize Theron Promotes SDG3, Or Does She?

Exposing contradictory messaging in efforts to raise awareness of the new sustainable development goals. We need to hold UN agencies to a higher standard when they select celebrities for collaboration on noble causes. Charlize is not the only example where commercial activities run directly counter to social causes…

BLOG: NFL Super Bowl: A Lot Is On The Line Tonight

When millions in the USA and around the world gather to follow the 49th Super Bowl, a lot will be on the line – more than you’d think. The welfare and well-being of our children will be on the line, and this article explains how and why…

BLOG: In Asia Cooperation Beyond Borders For Alcohol Control

From 22 to 24 July 2014 Parliamentarians and civil society representatives get together in Colombo, Sri Lanka in order to discuss policies to control and prevent harm caused by alcohol and tobacco. Democracy in action. Dialogue beyond borders. Heart-driven towards life set free…

BLOG: Trend Continues: More Lankese Choose Alcohol Free

ADIC research shows: The majority of people in Sri Lanka chooses to live alcohol free and the trend shows that alcohol consumption is declining. But those who want to quit using need better support and more alcohol free environments. And decision-makers need protection from aggressive lobbying by the alcohol industry…

BLOG: Newest Low: Retailer Claims Alcohol Ads Are Good For Children

Woolworths, Australia’s largest packaged liquor retailer, was responding to criticism that advertising material at the store might encourage under-age alcohol use. And in that very submission they reached a new low point in putting profits over Human Rights:
Woolworths made the claim that exposing children to alcohol advertising helps protect them from ”the seductive powers of capitalism”.