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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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The End of Cheap Oil - The Consequences

Dan Box, Tully Wakeman and Jeremy Smith

1st October, 2005

Our lives are now so dependent on oil that it is impossible to conceive of a world without it. Before long, however, we will have no choice. The sooner we start planning for that reality, and changing the way we live, the better our chance of survival. more...
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Red Road Rising

Yves Engler

1st March, 2005

Can the world survive China’s burgeoning love affair with the automobile? 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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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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A denial of beautiful dreams

Yves Engler

1st May, 2004

Haiti is a failed state: one of those places that just can’t seem to get its act together, despite the best efforts of benevolent Western powers. Or so the mainstream media would have you believe. Yet history tells us a more complicated story. more...
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Amazon Crime

Greg Nasmyth

1st May, 2004

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, renegade logging firms are stealing the land of impoverished communities and stripping it of the trees on which the whole world depends. Greg Nasmyth boards a 700-tonne icebreaker to join a group of Greenpeace activists in their bid to stop them. 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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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...
Investigations

Saving Malibu from the stars

Arnie Cooper

1st February, 2004

Barbara Streisand prides herself on being a movie star with an environmental conscience. So why did she take one man to court over his efforts to protect the California coastline? more...

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Seeds of Hope

Nicola Graydon

1st December, 2003

Ladakh is framed by the Karakoram mountains to the north and the Himalayas to the south. Yet even in this remote environment the forces of global consumerism are intruding. Nicola Graydon reports on the locals' inspiring defence of their culture more...
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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...

More Than Honey

Kate Atkins

1st May, 2003

They build masterfully constructed homes, have a brilliantly regulated social order, are essential to sustaining the environment and are playing a vital role in sustainable development projects. more...
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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...

Cooking-pot Revolution

Ben Backwell

1st May, 2003

When the Argentinian economy collapsed the country’s fat cats and bankrupt politicians melted into the woodwork, leaving the workers of Argentina to sort out the mess. Ben Backwell reports from Buenos Aires on their astonishing rise from the economic rubble.

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Like Flowers Breaking through the Cement

Holly Wren

1st April, 2003

Many people dismiss environmentalism as a middle-class luxury that few can afford. But in Mexico City a group of impoverished street punks are pioneering radical social alternatives because their survival depends on it. Holly Wren reports. more...
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Soya Republic

Ben Backwell

1st February, 2003

As the people of Argentina are driven by economic collapse to the point of starvation, a new solution is being imposed upon them. Ben Backwell reports on a country being force fed genetically modified soya designed not for humans, but for cattle

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Blood is Thicker...

Ros Coward

1st February, 2003

Ros Coward reports from Murcia in southern Spain, the driest place in Europe, where tourism and intensive agriculture is draining its meagre water supplies and causing a growing environmental crisis. more...
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Grossly Distorting Perception

Jonathan Rowe

1st February, 2003

Measure for measure, GDP is the world’s hidden accounting scandal, the one that neither governments nor media will touch. Jonathan Rowe asks why we worship such a false idol
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Modifying protests: how the biotech industry is garnering support

Jonathan Matthews

1st February, 2003

After years of failing to make its modified products do its bidding, the biotech industry is changing tack – now its modifying the protestors. Jonathan Matthews reports from South Africa more...
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The Wild Wild East: Russia's Zapovedniks

Paul Webster

1st February, 2003

Russia’s zapovedniks are some of the world’s most pristine wildernesses. For 70 years they were protected ruthlessly by the Soviet system, but recently they have fallen prey to Putin, the World Bank and ecotourists. Paul Webster reports on their plight 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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Globalisation: the dream vs the reality

Dele Oguntimoju

1st November, 2002

Globalisation sells Africans the Western dream. Immigration policies tell them they can’t have it. Where, Dele Oguntimoju asks, is the sense in that? more...

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