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Extreme Inequality

Mark Goldring

6th October 2014

The massive concentration of economic resources in the hands of a few people presents a significant threat to democracy and wellbeing. Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, calls for a more progressive agenda for the redistribution of wealth. more...
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Young people suffering fuel poverty, says new research

Ecologist staff writer

12th July, 2012

It’s a problem more usually associated with pensioners but according to new research fuel poverty has become an issue amongst younger people – particularly students - too. more...

Smalls Talk: say pants to non-organic knickers

The Ecologist

8th March, 2011

Whether organic, upcycled or even recycled, make sure your underwear draw is a green one more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Richard Miller of ActionAid UK

Matilda Lee

14th December, 2010

The Director of ActionAid UK talks to us about ending global poverty, achieving trade justice and making supermarkets accountable more...
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Wildlife conservation repeatedly ignores the needs of the poor

Dilys Roe

19th May, 2010

Gorillas, elephants, tigers - icons of philanthropy and generosity in the west, but also symbols of the damage that modern conservation can inflict on the less industrialised world more...

UEA's Andrew Watkinson: we need to be much more open about how science works

Matilda Lee

16th February, 2010

Former Director of the Tyndall Centre and a Professor at the University of East Anglia, Andrew Watkinson explains why 'a few loose sentences' in the IPCC report shouldn't change people's opinion of the science more...
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Gathuru Mburu: Kenya has already had a Green Revolution

Laura Sevier

23rd November, 2009

Forget trying to grow hybrid maize - Africa already has all the crops, storage systems and knowledge that it needs to grow itself out of poverty more...
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CASE STUDY: running a sustainable waste service in Kenya

Nate Wright

29th October, 2009

Worldbike is using customised bicycles to kick-start rubbish-hauling enterprises in Kenya's poorest neighbourhoods more...
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How to be free: The last untapped resource

Tom Hodgkinson

1st April, 2008

Sometimes it’s good to take a peep at what the enemy is up to. I spent last weekend reading the New York Herald Tribune, and I’ll sometimes look at The Economist. Both these publications are excellent in their way – the Tribune is far superior in writing and information to The Times, for example – but essentially feed the greed of a business-minded readership anxious to figure out what is going on in the world, the better to profit from it. more...
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Farming despair

Raj Patel

1st November, 2007

As the bluetongue virus sinks its teeth into British livestock, there is one appalling certainty: like the outbreaks of Mad Cow Disease and foot-and-mouth before it, some farmers will see no way out, and take their own lives. Farmers in Britain are the profession second most likely to commit suicide (after, bizarrely, dentistry). 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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