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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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A climate of inequity

Mara Hvistendahl

11th October, 2007

While governments argue over responsibility for global warming, development experts are thinking about the humanitarian consequences for the world’s poor. Mara Hvistendahl reports from the United Nations. more...

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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1 billion homeless by 2050, says Christian Aid

News

14th May, 2007

One billion people could have been forced out of their homes by 2050 as a result of the pressures of climate change, a new report by development charity Christian Aid says. 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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East India Company: the first multinational corporation

Nick Robins

1st November, 2006

The East India Company was the first multinational corporation - until its abuse of power caused a public backlash. Nick Robins examines its legacy to reveal how it set the corporate blueprint for today's firms to operate unchecked more...
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School Uniformity

Rachel Ragg

22nd September, 2006

The exuberance of childhood celebrated in books such as Just William is now frowned upon as inappropriate behaviour, resulting in more and more children being prescribed behavioural drugs. Rachel Ragg investigates more...
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Colombia's killing fields - The first bio-war of the 21st century

Sue Branford and Hugh O’Shaughnessy

1st March, 2006

We were sitting chatting outside our home when two small planes flew over very low. We went down to our fields to see what was happening. My husband said, “Look, they’re dropping poison on our land.” more...
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New Emperors, Old Clothes

Vandana Shiva

1st July, 2005

Anyone serious about making poverty history needs to understand where poverty actually comes from and what it really is. more...
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Boycott Coca-Cola

Max Keiser

1st February, 2005

Boycott Coca-Cola and make money for the victims of Coca-Cola. How much can we make?
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I’m the Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

1st December, 2004

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

Human Rights: 25/50 of 51
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Revolt

Jay Griffiths

1st October, 2004

Costing £2.9 billion, the UK’s new police communication system Tetra has been described by one independent scientist as likely to cause ‘more civilian deaths than all the world’s terrorist organisations put together’ 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...

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...

Tortured Soul

Jeremy Smith

8th July, 2004

Ka Hsaw Wa has seen many of his friends killed and has suffered torture at the hands of the Burmese military. Now he is taking Unocal, one of the US companies that trades with the murderous regime, to court. One of the most wanted men in Burma, talks to The Ecologist. more...
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If shirts could only speak…if we would only listen

Anita Roddick

8th July, 2004

She is our sister. That garment holds the story of her life. If we ignore it, if we do not care to understand, she suffers. And so do we. more...
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Submerging Freedom

Keith Hyams

1st March, 2004

Some 245 Indian villages are in the middle of being destroyed by a $7 billion dam project that will consume more energy than it provides and has even been condemned by its World Bank sponsors. more...
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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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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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Say It Without Flowers

Venetia Hargreaves-Allen

1st October, 2003

Say: ‘I am happy to pay for environmental degradation, chronic illness and labour rights abuses in countries that grow flowers for Western consumers but cannot feed their own people.’ more...
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Be Afraid...

William Rivers Pitt

1st April, 2003

Concerned for the future of the planet? Wait till you hear about the Project for the New American Century. By William Rivers Pitt. more...
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BURMA

The Ecologist

1st February, 2003

Or Myanmar, depending on which side of the military regime you find yourself. If like the companies below you support the regime, enjoy your visit to Myanmar. If not, please boycott Burma. more...
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Dying to know the truth

Mark Purdey

1st November, 2002

Since defeating the government in 1984 over its compulsory warble fly erradication scheme, Mark Purdey has been travelling the world to find the real cause of BSE and vCJD. His conclusions are controversial, fascinating, and if proved right, will cost the government millions in compensation.
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Corporate power wielded through limited liability status

Derrick Jensen

20th March, 2001

‘Immortal’ and created solely to amass ever larger amounts of wealth, limited-liability corporations institutionalise dissatisfaction. They are, Derrick Jensen writes, the economic manifestation of the Buddhist notion of ‘hungry ghosts’ – spirits that roam the earth, always eating, never sated. more...

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