The Corporation by Joel Bakan
Whether it’s Hutus and Tutsis with a history of massacre, the losing side in post-civil war Spain, or shell-shocked Argentineans, human beings are endlessly reinventing real democracies of infinite variety and hope.
Katharine Ainger takes issue with a model of agriculture that’s turning small farmers from stewards of the land into servants.
In a special report from the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, Katharine Ainger looks through the dust and the desperation at Vision 2020 – a plan to remove 20 million people from their land.
The rules of the global trading system – who makes them and why, as they apply to rice, meat, dairy products, sugar, wheat, coffee and genetically modified soya and maize.
How indigenous Mexican rebel Raúl Gatica buried pessimism with his umbilical cord.
Ogoni campaigner Owens Wiwa – brother of executed writer Ken Saro-Wiwa – explains why he is confronting the Shell corporation in a US court.
Filmmaker Jacquie Soohen talks about her time inside Bethlehem’s besieged Church of the Nativity.
Lots of people talk about corporate power, fewer can tell you how it actually works. Katharine Ainger sheds a little sunlight on the discussion.
The new NI interview section features feminist art guerrillas Mujeres Creando, from Bolivia.
On the eve of the Earth Summit in Johannesburg, Katharine Ainger finds out how the UN learned to stop worrying and love big business; PLUS deconstructing corporate eco-speak, with help from Orwell.
Katharine Ainger unravels the tentacles of the global media machine – and explains why we need to subvert it.
Anti-Muslim fervour is rife – yet is being ignored by the authorities, says Lewis Garland.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara congratulates the country’s Dalit community on finally winning legal protection against discrimination.
‘The Wicked Witch is dead’ but although he’s celebrating, Alan Hughes urges us to fight on against everything she stood for.
Argument: Is it time to ditch the pursuit of economic growth?
As Mother’s Day approaches in India, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on how motherhood has changed along with the online communication boom.