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Flying the 'Morning Star' flag of West Papua. Photo: A K Rockefeller via Flickr.com.

West Papua's 'Act of Free Choice' - 45 years on

Free West Papua Campaign

7th March 2014

As global media focus on Crimea's forthcoming referendum on whether to join Russia, we remember another 'Act of Free Choice' in West Papua in 1969 - which set off 45 years of military occupation, theft, repression and murder. more...
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Where next for the Greens?

Bibi van der Zee

28th May, 2012

After some of the biggest breakthroughs in their history, the Green Party now faces a leadership election so what happens now? Are the Greens ready to take the next big leap forward, asks Bibi van der Zee more...
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Ethical shoes: what's out there for vegans and vegetarians?

Rachael Stubbins

3rd April, 2012

Leather is no longer the only option out there for footwear but do the eco credentials of leather-free alternatives stand up to scrutiny? more...
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The Smell of Freedom: Lush gets behind the Free West Papua campaign

Ruth Styles

11th October, 2011

West Papua is one of the world’s forgotten conflicts, where human rights violations are endemic. Now Lush has taken up the cause. Ruth Styles has more more...
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Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution

Ruth Styles

15th September, 2011

Showing fashion at its worst while providing upbeat solutions is a tough call but Safia Minney has achieved it with Naked Fashion, says Ruth Styles more...
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Not charity but work: Vivienne Westwood's 'Ethical Fashion Africa' collection goes on sale

Rosie Spinks

8th August, 2011

In an effort to address the joint problems of poverty and environmental degradation, Vivienne Westwood has joined up with the International Trade Centre for the launch of her second ethical range more...
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Review: K West Hotel and Spa

Valentina Jovanovski

4th August, 2011

With its chic bar, spacious rooms and organic spa, the K West Hotel is proof that choosing a green place to stay doesn’t mean missing out on the little luxuries, says Valentina Jovanovski more...
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Top 10…UK farmers’ markets

Jeff Holman

15th April, 2011

From local specialities to homemade treats, shopping at Britain’s farmers’ markets is a great way to get stuck into premium produce and support local farmers. Jeff Holman rounds up some of the best more...

Family fun in the forest: the FC Tour 2011

The Ecologist

7th April, 2011

Get outside and into the music this summer with performances from Westlife, Keane, Blondie, Simply Red and Doves at one of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Concerts, which are seeking to promote responsible forest enjoyment more...
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'Privileged' opposition holding back wind farm development

Ecologist

10th September, 2010

Onshore wind sites being ignored because of threat of local resistance as analysis points to unfulfilled potential of community-driven projects more...

Cutting carbon through people-powered innovation

Ecologist

21st January, 2010

NESTA's Big Green Challenge inspired community groups to come up with innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Along the way, it has proved that change really can come from a grassroots level more...
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New offshore wind farms could power every UK home

Eifion Rees

26th June, 2009

The findings of a strategic environmental assessment open the way for an increase in the number of offshore wind farms, which could produce enough energy to power every household in the UK more...

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Titnore vs. Tesco

Jan Goodey

9th April, 2009

One of the country’s longest standing tree-camps is determined to see off Tesco, its planned new hyperstore and allied £3bn development at Titnore Woods, Durrington, near Worthing. more...
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Northern Petroleum eyes Markwells Wood

Sarah Lewis

1st July, 2008

A decision to allow the destruction of an ancient woodland suggests the UK’s environmental policies are crumbling at the first hint of oil, says Sarah Lewis more...
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WWF-UK wins funding halt to Sakhalin II oil and gas pipeline

News

6th March, 2008

Lobbying by WWF UK to protect Arctic wilderness from a £11bn ($22bn) oil and gas project that threatened the Western Gray Whale with extinction has been successful after the UK and US governments withdrew backing. more...
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Sustainable Warmth

Mark Anslow

1st January, 2008

Three years ago, winter was not a good time of year for residents at Hoathly Hill in West Sussex. A community founded in 1972 on the principles of Rudolf Steiner, many of Hoathly Hill’s residents enjoyed the sense of quiet self-sufficiency that living on a smallholding in Sussex’s High Weald gave them. more...
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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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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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Nasty, Brutish & Short

Sally Fallon

1st July, 2003

In the 1930s US dentist Weston Price travelled the world to study the diets of ‘primitive’ peoples. He found a startling lack of disease and proof that a system of environmentally-friendly local food production is the best way to ensure human health.
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Economics Senegal

Heiner Thiessen

1st November, 2002

You can ‘structurally adjust’ an economy in a matter of years, but it takes longer to destroy a culture. Heiner Thiessen reports from Senegal on the impact of imposing a Western cash economy on a traditional African barter society
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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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A better kind of justice

Nandor Tanczos

13th June, 2000

Nandor Tanczos thinks the modern legal system could learn a lot from traditional ideas of justice, such as those of the Maori people more...
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Running with gorillas

Beatrice Newbery and Ian Player

9th June, 2000

If trends continue the world’s great apes are doomed to extinction. But one unique rehabilitation project in West Africa is challenging this bleak picture. Beatrice Newbery reports
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