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Articles by Chris Richards

Life without the car

Chris Richards goes cold turkey in her umpteenth attempt to do without her car – and fumes about the structure of modern life that makes the task so hard.

  • July 1, 2009
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Made in China

Chris Richards meets ‘Capi-communism’ – the Chinese version of capitalism that’s plundering Papua New Guinea.

  • June 1, 2009
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Cool Change 3 -- Get energized

In both the North and the South, communities are converting to more locally-based, sustainable lives. Lucia Ortiz – from Friends of the Earth in Brazil – reports on a cooperative of 6,000 families who already produce half of their energy without a bill in sight.

  • January 10, 2009
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Cool Change 2 -- Democracy meets the market

Adjusting to climate change means many changes: cutting back on oil and consumption; getting the globe to agree on a direction that will benefit everyone and adopting a creed other than greed.

  • January 10, 2009
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Cool Change -- Degrees of neglect

Welcome to Cool Change — an audio adventure to discover how combating climate change can create a fairer world. Progressive people from Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America and Australia offer us successful strategies to confront climate change as well as some radical changes that are already taking place around the world. 

  • January 10, 2009
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The War on Terror Boardgame

More than just a boardgame, according to its makers, Andy Sheerin and Andy Tompkins, the War on Terror challenges the terrorism taboo.

  • December 1, 2008
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Breathing again

Aboriginal sea rights a landmark victory

  • October 1, 2008
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On the people's account

New Internationalist campaigners explore alternative banking and resources.

  • August 1, 2006
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The kingdom of capital

Chris Richards steps into the secret world of high finance.

  • August 1, 2006
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Interview with Annie Kajir about stopping international logging in Papua New Guinea's rainforests

Annie Kajir – the lawyer who won’t be scared off by the robber barons of Papua New Guinea’s timber industry.

  • July 1, 2006
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Interview with Debra Harry and the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism

Debra Harry and the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism.

  • December 1, 2005
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Flowers on the razor wire

Chris Richards reports from the frontline of nonviolent action’s newest frontier.

  • August 1, 2005
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The challenge to violence

Alternatives to violence can get better results. So why aren’t we using them? Chris Richards goes to Sri Lanka and finds out.

  • August 1, 2005
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Interview with the Association of Iranian Blogwriters (Penlog)

Iranian webloggers are in prison as part of a general clampdown on internet dissent. But Jay Bakht of the Association of Iranian Blogwriters is hitting back.

  • May 1, 2005
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Women who have moved worlds

A few of the many who are creating justice.

  • November 1, 2004
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From conflict springs life

flourishing wildlife in Korea's DMZ

  • October 1, 2004
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Interview with Marie Hilao-Enriquez

A life spent in pursuit of human rights: Philippine campaigner Marie Hilao-Enriquez.

  • September 1, 2004
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Let us Speak

New political spaces are opening up in China. Chris Richards turns up the volume on what’s safe to say in public… and what’s not.

  • September 1, 2004
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Where the broom does not reach, the dust will not vanish

Who now has the ear of the Communist Party: the capitalists or the workers? Chris Richards eavesdrops.

  • September 1, 2004
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Interview with David Hartsough

Few pacifists can put themselves in danger as much as David Hartsough, co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce.

  • August 1, 2004
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The other Guantánamo Bays

Special survey of people detained worldwide in The other Guantánamo Bays: reports from Diego Garcia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Britain, New Zealand/ Aotearoa and Israel.

  • June 1, 2004
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Interview about The Roger Award

Roll over Oscar and tell Grammy the news: New Zealand/ Aotearoa's Roger Award for awful transnationals is here.

  • June 1, 2004
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Kidnapped democracy

  • April 1, 2004
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One step forward,
two steps back

China’s new environmentalists.

  • February 1, 2004
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Pipedreams

The facts and fictions behind the PR hype used to build Africa’s Chad-Cameroon pipeline.

  • October 1, 2003
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Pipelines to power

Oil pipelines are supposed to bring power to the people, but Chris Richards finds conflict and corruption littering their length.

  • October 1, 2003
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Interview with Al-Muajaha: the Iraqi Witness

The staff of Al-Muajaha, Iraq’s only independent newspaper, bear witness.

  • September 1, 2003
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Interview with Stephen Kenny, lawyer for Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks

Interview with Stephen Kenny, lawyer for Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks.

  • August 1, 2003
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Interview with Bharat Dogra

An interview with Bharat Dogra - prolific journalist, tireless activist and pioneer of Indian resistance to globalization.

  • July 1, 2003
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Interview with Rawa

Introducing the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.

  • June 1, 2003
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Interview with Vis Navaratnam

Campaigner Vis Navaratnam on new drugs for neglected diseases.

  • March 1, 2003
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If the clothes fit, wear them

Argentine workers are taking on corporate closures - and winning. Ivan Briscoe talks with the workers.

  • December 1, 2002
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Daring democracy

Giving power to the people has helped politicians in Brazil to win elections. Rebecca Abers reports.

  • December 1, 2002
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Sisters are tapping it for themselves

Women’s climb towards parliamentary policy-making can start at a local level, as Raphael Tenthani discovers in Malawi.

  • December 1, 2002
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Islands of Hope and Hydrogen

A world powered by hydrogen is unfolding, writes Seth Dunn.

  • December 1, 2002
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An activist's guide to Pitching a Good News story

Tips for activists wanting press coverage for their projects AND a special offer for readers of the NI.

  • December 1, 2002
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What makes the stars shine?

The United Nations’ Nicholas You reflects on what it takes to change the world.

  • December 1, 2002
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Profit from principle

Kenyan forest endangered by local people has been saved… by butterflies. Katy Salmon flies in to find out why.

  • December 1, 2002
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How children saved the river

Economy first’ is out. ‘Ecology first’ is in. Ma Guihua tracks the turn-about in the Chinese city of Chengdu.

  • December 1, 2002
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Interview with Sunlight Bassini

Profile of Sunlight Bassini, excavator of the Aboriginal heritage.

  • August 1, 2002
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Tree-sitters

Ecuadorian schoolchildren fight the oil pipeline.

  • May 1, 2002
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