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Former EPA Administrator Michael Leavitt speaks at an ALEC event sponsored by ExxonMobil, among other dirty energy interests and Fortune 500 companies. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

ALEC - civil society fights back

Ben Whitford

28th December 2013

Few groups have done more to further the US conservative agenda - and harm progressive causes - than the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. But as Ben Whitford reports, civil society is fighting back. more...
Pillage theory

Pillage theory: a blueprint for prosecuting corporations trading in conflict resources

Matilda Lee

20th April, 2012

Timber, diamonds, gold and oil have long been recognised as drivers of war. But companies involved in trading commodities from conflict zones are seldom prosecuted. Isn't it time they were held to account? Matilda Lee reports more...
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7 ways to help stop tropical deforestion & illegal logging

Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister

11th March, 2011

A store like Walmart can wield more power than a country over a logging company - especially in the global South. But what's good for Walmart is not always good for the planet. Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister outline 7 key tools for retailers to limit the impacts of timber consumption more...

GRAPHIC: What business wants in Copenhagen

Ecologist

10th December, 2009

Copenhagen is awash with lobbyists of all creeds and colours, but those representing big business interests have more power than most. Here are their demands... more...

Google, McDonalds and Amazon dodge carbon disclosure

Ecologist

25th November, 2009

Survey of whether UK's biggest brands are reducing their carbon emissions finds more greenwash than progress more...
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10 independent media groups

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Seek out campaigns, context and investigations that you're unlikely to find in the mass media in our pick of the best independent publications more...
Dan Box

Why Copenhagen will be crawling with business lobbyists

Dan Box

9th November, 2009

Is a business presence at Copenhagen crucial or corrosive? Either way, in a few weeks Denmark is going to be up to its eyes in corporate lobbyists... more...
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Corporate greenwash

John Naish

16th May, 2008

From cars to petrochemical giants, every man and his dog has green credentials to show off to the world, but just how genuine are they? John Naish takes a closer look more...
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Indonesia wages war against tribe

Paul Kingsnorth

29th January, 2009

Armed and financed by Western corporations, Indonesia is waging a brutal war against a tribal people with little more than bows and arrows to defend itself. more...
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Hell for leather

Jim Wickens

1st June, 2008

Must-have handbags? shoes to die for? From cheap trinkets to luxury car interiors, Jim Wickens discovers the startling facts behind what we buy into when we buy leather goods.
more...
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Shell slapped down for flower refinery advert

News

7th November, 2007

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld a complaint by Friends of the Earth against Shell over the oil company's claims that it uses its waste CO2 to grow flowers. more...
Investigations

Rainforest Action Network

Nicola Graydon

1st February, 2006

Described as a ‘mosquito inside a tent’,
Rainforest Action Network are forcing corporate
America to change its destructive practices.
Nicola Graydon meets this inspiring group of activists
more...

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Corporate muscle

Ronnie Hall

1st June, 2003

Friends of the Earth International’s Ronnie Hall introduces some of the
biggest lobby groups working today
more...
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Can we trust the media on the environment?

David Edwards and Caspar Henderson

9th June, 2000

Are we getting the facts about the world from a free press, or being led astray by a corporate media uninterested in the real issues? Writer and thinker David Edwards argues it out with environmental journalist Caspar Henderson more...

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