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Eating Endangered Animals

‘The problem of the illegal trade in endangered species – such as the consumption of bushmeat (typically primates) in war-torn countries, sushi restaurants serving whale meat, and the sale of endangered species parts in markets all over the world – have been highlighted in recent years.’

Fire in the Soul Poetry

Four poems from the poetry anthology Fire in the Soul will feature in two upcoming Tenebrae concerts directed by James Weeks. 

The No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization

"It seems to me we have a choice to make if we want to change things for the better in this world. And the rich aren’t going to like it."

The No-Nonsense Guide to Women's Rights

"It is no longer acceptable to live in a world where young girls are taken out of school and forced into early marriage, where women’s employment opportunities are limited, and where the threat of gender-based violence is a daily reality — at home, in the street, at school and at work." - Michele Bachelet, Head of UN Women

A Week Excuse: Why Climate Week is a cover-up for the climate bullies

"We can overcome these barriers and shift to a safer, fairer way of doing things – but only if everyone who cares about this stuff starts working together to challenge the power of corporations and promote genuine alternatives."

The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Finance

"Risk-taking is after all what you would expect from entrepreneurs, many of whom have not just made huge fortunes but also lost them in spectacular bankruptcies. The real shock was to discover the extent to which banking had evolved into a special case of state-subsidized capitalism that underwrites one-way bets."

The No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy

What is glimpsed at such times is a sense of what democracy could be: a notion of radical self-rule.’

The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade

"The really quite extraordinary growth of fair trade has not, of course, come without pain. To my mind, it works best as a clear contradiction of the principles (such as they are) of free-market corporate globalization."

Rax Interview with Emily Thornberry MP

"The young people of today should have the courage and confidence to know that they too will be able to tackle the problems that they face."

The No-Nonsense Guide to Human Rights

Given the 1 billion hungry people in the world today and the need to increase global food production by 50% by 2050 under increasingly challenging conditions, you don’t have to be a greenie to lose sleep over climate change.’

The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media

Peter Steven explores the diversity of world media in the No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media and in this blog introduces a media phenomenon in Africa.

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