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The rise and rise of co-op schools

Mervyn Wilson

6th August, 2012

Do co-operative schools (trust schools and academies) provide a democratic community based alternative? Mervyn Wilson, Principal of the Co-operative College – which has been at the heart of the development of co-operative schools - explains why co-operatives are proving so popular more...
Pillage Theory

Charles Taylor verdict could set precedent on conflict resources

Ecologist

23rd April, 2012

The trial of the ex-Liberian President - accused of purchasing arms with funds from the illegal timber and diamond trade - could lead to a wave of prosecutions using the 'pillage' theory more...
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Subvertising: billboard ads for the public interest

Christine Ottery

10th May, 2011

As public spaces become blighted by the £18 billion global outdoors advertising industry, community groups are fighting back to reclaim both ad-free areas or use billboards in a socially beneficial way more...
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The G20 marches - a pointless protest against everything, or the dawn of a new collective action?

Sylvia Rowley and Rachel Rickard Straus

2nd April, 2009

Protests. A political free-for-all or a new collective activism around social and environmental problems? Sylvia Rowley and Rachel Straus find out. more...
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Outfitting Africa

Joe Turner

19th March, 2009

Dressing poorer countries in our designer cast-offs while we invest in shabby sweatshop chic? Invest in their infrastructure, not vetements, argues Joe Turner more...
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A global land-grab

Martin Large & Neil Ravenscroft

16th March, 2009

Wealthy countries and agribusiness want farmland, poorer countries need capital – but what happens to the locals? By Martin Large and Neil Ravenscroft more...
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World Bank is unfit to manage new global climate funds, say 142 organisations

Ecologist

19th January, 2009

Environmental groups were pleased at the end of 2007 when the UN announced that its under-resourced adaptation funds - established to help less-industrialised nations adapt to the effects of climate change - were to receive a cash injection. more...
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Between a rock and a hard place

Phil Moore

1st August, 2008

The battle between mining giant Vedanta and the threatened tribal Dongria Kondh of Orissa, eastern India continues. more...
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The North-South divide

Helena Norberg-Hodge

22nd June, 2008

Rich industrialised countries have a responsibility to help others stick to their green responsibilities, argues Helena Norberg-Hodge, not collude in helping shirk them more...
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How to be free: bad medicine

Tom Hodgkinson

3rd June, 2008

Bono may be cheerleading for its charitable wing, but corporate America is not waging a war on AIDS for the sake of its health, says Tom Hodgkinson more...
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Trade in precious minerals and timber continues to fuel violence and conflict across the globe

Ecologist

1st June, 2008

Revenues obtained from the often illegal extraction and supply of commodities such as timber and diamonds are directly bankrolling corrupt regimes and armed insurgency groups, and fund the purchase of weapons and other contraband goods that perpetuate cycles of conflict.
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The problem of greenwash - green-fiddling while Rome burns…

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2008

It’s fair to say that we have our share of robust discussions in this office. Opinions get aired, fingers get pointed, occasionally voices get raised. It’s all in a good cause. Setting the world to rights isn’t always a civilised tea party. more...
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The commons: an antidote to globalisation

Jonathon Rowe

1st April, 2008

The corporate market has become the institutional equivalent of a compulsive eater. It has a built-in hunger that cannot be filled, and it is hard to stop the damage within the framework of its own game.
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When bad news is good news

Isabel Hilton

15th February, 2008

There were deaths, pollution and substandard goods, but last year’s slew of negative
publicity may have encouraged China to face up to its responsibilities, says Isabel Hilton
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Fortis bank shirks responsibility for toxic mud-flow

News

21st June, 2007

A major investor in a gas exploration project which has set off a toxic mud-flow has washed its hands of responsibility for the damage caused to homes of thousands of Indonesian people. more...
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Attenborough launches new climate campaign

News

31st May, 2007

Veteran naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has launched a new multi-million pound fund to combat climate change. more...
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Cargill's Amazon soy plant forced to close

News

26th March, 2007

Cargill, the international agribusiness giant, has been forced to closed a soy-bean export terminal in the Amazon. more...
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Bushmen struggle to return to Central Kalahari

Clive Dennis

1st March, 2007

Botswanan police are refusing to allow Kalahari Bushmen to return to their ancestral homelands, despite their having won a landmark high court case allowing them to do so, writes Clive Dennis more...
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Milton Friedman: Architect of Neoliberalism RIP

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2006

Death is rarely something to be celebrated, but I can’t say I shed a tear last week when I heard that Milton Friedman, the father of neoliberal economics, had gone to the great free market in the sky. more...
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Nairobi: where did it all go wrong?

Mark Anslow

24th November, 2006

Having enjoyed brief media coverage, world attention towards climate change during the last few weeks did not end with a bang. Instead, it fizzled out, bogged down in international policy and technicalities at the UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi last week. Why? more...
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Bush didn't bungle Iraq you fools

Greg Palast

1st May, 2006

... the mission was indeed accomplished more...
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Economic growth - the elephant in the room?

Aidan Rankin

1st December, 2005

‘Religion is the opium of the people’ is one of Marx’s best-known aphorisms. It is memorable because it tells us so much about the manipulation of faith in the industrial era more...
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Backing the Bad Guys

Noreena Hertz

1st December, 2004

As the world’s poorest countries sink further and further into debt, Western corporations grow fat from government-backed projects that fuel conflicts, harm the environment and have built-in kickbacks.
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A thirst for power: China in Tibet

Lynne O’Donnell

1st June, 2004

Since colonising Tibet in 1959, China has ripped out virgin forests, dug up minerals and metals, and dumped nuclear waste with little regard for the fragile ecology of the Tibetan plateau.
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