If you’ve read the back story you’ll know that Be More Pirate is a movement only because of the grassroots action taken by ordinary people all over the world. If you want to be inspired, look no further than these modern pirates.
In 30-50 years the Maldives will likely be underwater and the first nation state is will extinct. Forget animals, we’ll have to re-home an entire nation, and it will continue to get worse if we don’t wage a war on climate change. Which is exactly what Jim Edmonson is doing, with the help of some piracy.
Hollywood paints a fairly dastardly picture of pirates as lying, thieving rogues with no moral compass. Be More Pirate implores you to think again, as does Tony Cummins aka Captin Tonz, a genuine life long pirate. His story, though peppered with arrests, might just convince you that its possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason.
Traidcraft co-founded the Fairtrade Foundation, and helped establish the standards that underpin today’s well-recognised Fairtrade Mark. In the last 12 months they found themselves in crisis; and asking what would they really be wiling to fight for - got to prison for?
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