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Are you too well behaved

Diane Wilson

1st October, 2004

The US authorities have allowed Formosa Plastics and other chemicals corporations to poison the waterways of the Texas Gulf Coast for decades. When local shrimp-boat operator Diane Wilson found out what was going on she single-handedly set about forcing Formosa to clean up its act. more...
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I’m the Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

1st October, 2004

'I can no longer sit back and allow terrorist infiltration, terrorist indoctrination, terrorist subversion, and the international terrorist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.' Commander George the Ripper Bush at Madison Square Garden more...
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Special Report Supermarkets: Chicken

Felicity Lawrence

1st September, 2004

Wander down the meat aisle of any supermarket and you will find mountains of chicken being sold at unbelievably cheap prices. The real reasons for this cannot be found on the label. more...
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My Big Welcome

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Joanna Blythman describes how she infiltrated the employee-conditioning process of Asda, subjecting herself to its brain-melting mix of Maoist self-criticism and revivalist-style fervour more...
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Beware the buyer

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Supermarkets are keen to portray themselves as loyal and supportive business partners, nurturing suppliers in their quest for the best deal for consumers. more...
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Every little helps: TESCO

Jeremy Smith

1st September, 2004

Are you a ‘premium loyal’, a ‘loyal low spender’, a ‘can’t stay away’… or don’t you care? Tesco does, and uses the data collected from your loyalty card to dictate what you buy, when you buy and how much you buy. more...
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Special Report Supermarkets: checkout

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

I had always wondered what it was like to work at a supermarket checkout. So when I stumbled upon an article about a Tesco scheme called Twist – short for Tesco Week In Store Together – I took my chance. more...

I’m the Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

1st September, 2004

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory… I’m the Reverend Billy more...
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Percy Schmeiser: the man that took on Monsanto

Edward Goldsmith.

1st May, 2004

For 40 years Percy Schmeiser grew oilseed rape on his farm in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Usually, he would sow each year’s crop with seeds saved from the previous harvest. In 1998 Monsanto took Schmeiser to court. more...
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Killa Cola

Keith Hyams

1st April, 2004

I’m sitting opposite the large Coca-Cola bottling plant next to the village of Plachimada in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Plachimada is a farming village of about 800 families, many of them tribal. The ugly factory looks rather out of place in such a beautiful setting, the Western Ghats mountains clearly visible in the distance. more...
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Advertising to children

Debate

1st April, 2004

With childhood obesity becoming epidemic in the UK, should food advertising to children be allowed to continue?

FOR: Jeremy Preston vs. Neville Rigby AGAINST
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I’m the Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

1st February, 2004

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory… I’m the Reverend Billy

George Bush Does Not Return to Ground Zero!
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Smithfield Foods: the truth behind its pigs and factories

Robert Kennedy Jr

1st December, 2003

The Ecologist goes inside the workings of Smithfield to reveal the true horrors of its pig production business more...

Death & the Salesmen

Jeremy Smith

1st December, 2003

Expensive, polluting, unnatural and booming.
Jeremy Smith investigates the ‘death-care industry’
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I'm the Reverend Billy.

Bill Talen

1st November, 2003

from the pulpit: We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory… more...
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Farmed Cod

Tom Hargreaves

1st September, 2003

Already on sale in some British supermarkets, is farmed cod really the long-term solution to the problem of declining wild populations.
By Tom Hargreaves
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Masters of Illusion

Janine Roberts

1st September, 2003

Janine Roberts describes how De Beers cons the world into paying so much for its cheap, plentiful diamonds and turns a blind eye to the eradication of the oldest culture on the planet. more...
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Tidal Electric’s offshore project

The Ecologist

1st July, 2003

Could the latest type of tidal-power generator be environmentally benign and deliver cheap, dependable and sustainable energy? more...
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Corporate muscle

Ronnie Hall

1st June, 2003

Friends of the Earth International’s Ronnie Hall introduces some of the
biggest lobby groups working today
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Puppet Show

Matilda Lee

1st June, 2003

Matilda Lee explains how democracy is bypassed as multinationals push
changes in trade law through the labrynthine corridors of the EU
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Terrorism and globalisation

Fritjof Capra

1st May, 2003

For all its obsession with international terrorism, Washington fails to see how the phenomenon is driven by its own model of globalisation – a model that is itself uniquely vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Fritjof Capra on security and sustainability more...

Future Perfect?

Jim Thomas

1st May, 2003

No more disability. Brain implants to boost intelligence. Ageing counteracted. The next stage of evolution or a nightmare we can never wake up from? Jim Thomas on ‘converging technology’. more...
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Cargill: size is everything

Brewster Kneen

1st April, 2003

If you want to understand why globalisation is so destructive, you need look no further than the invisible food giant Cargill. By Brewster Kneen. more...
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The New Great Game

Lutz C. Kleveman

1st April, 2003

War on Iraq is about a lot more than boosting oil companies’ profits. It’s the latest battle in the ongoing war over who gets to control the earth’s remaining energy reserves. By Lutz C Kleveman.

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Oil & Security

Jeremy Smith

1st April, 2003

The world lives under oil’s spell. Jeremy Smith reveals the extent to which the industry’s by-products have permeated our lives. more...

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