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Privatisation: 1/11 of 11

Can we save the oceans by selling them?

Chris Frid

2 November 2013

The oceans cover almost three-quarters of the planet’s surface, and represent the last great wilderness. Yet they are hugely impacted by human activities. Could privatisation - as proposed by the World Bank - be the answer? more...
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Struggling for Éire

Molly Scott Cato

11th May, 2009

If it is not to be choked by debt and taxes, Ireland must return to the self-sufficient, localised vision of one of its founding fathers more...
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US academic calls for a revolution in copyright laws, arguing that they hinder intellectual progress

News

15th April, 2009

Speaking to an audience at the RSA in London, Professor James Boyle said:
‘We need to build a movement to preserve the public domain. I think we need an environmental movement for the public domain of the mind.’
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Waste management proves a profitable business

Martin O'Brien

7th August, 2008

Martin O'Brien investigates how waste management has become a lucrative business. more...
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Harvesting rain

Michael Kenneth Cowan

1st June, 2008

Can traditional water-harvesting systems teach us how to solve contemporary water problems? Michael Kenneth Cowan says we have a lot to learn from the ancient and troubled ecology of the Middle East 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 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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The privatisation of water

Jon Luoma

1st March, 2004

The privatisation of global water services means billion-dollar profits for corporations and pollution, disconnection and soaring prices for consumers more...
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A thirst for control: water privatisation

The Ecologist

1st March, 2004

During the past decade or so, international trade agreements have been dramatically expanded to encompass affairs that had always previously been strictly matters of domestic concern. more...

Bogotá's fight for public water

Maria Teresa Ronderos

1st March, 2004

How the Colombian capital Bogotá defied the World Bank and the multinationals, refused to privatise and turned its water services into the best in the country more...
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Bottled Water

The Ecologist

1st February, 2003

Twice as expensive as petrol, three times the price of milk, and 10,000 times more expensive than tap water. Is it worth it, and what impact is it having on our environment? more...

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