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Issue 395 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

November 2006

Ethical shopping

A revolution is occurring in shopping malls across the western world. Having once been the sole preserve of hippies, lefties, church-goers and *NI* readers, all of a sudden ‘ethical’ is in. With sales of organic, fair trade, sweatshop-free, eco-friendly products shooting up year on year, ‘ethical consumerism’ is becoming big business. Even the most hard-nosed transnationals are falling over themselves to show consumers just how planet-conscious they really are. As this once-minuscule market goes mainstream, *NI* takes a look at the implications and asks some big questions.


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Stopping the Shopocalypse

Stopping the Shopocalypse

Words of anti-consumerist wisdom from the Church of Stop Shopping’s *Reverend Billy*.

Buy now, pay later

Ethical consumerism may be all the rage, but it won’t save the planet, argues *Jess Worth*.

Abdallah Farah

Postcards from ravaged Beirut: a unique living art project by pyromaniac photographer *Abdallah Farah*.

As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground adventures in the arms & torture trade

As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela by Mark Thomas

The Star of Algiers

The Star of Algiers by *Aziz Chouaki*

Freedom Next Time

Freedom Next Time by *John Pilger*

Man Push Cart

Man Push Cart by Ramin Bahrani

Red Road

Red Road by *Andrea Arnold*

Everything Must Change

Everything Must Change by Orange Blossom

Consumption - The Facts

Between the Desert and The Sea

Between the Desert and The Sea by *El Tanbura*

Stephen Harper

For years a sceptical Canada was left out of the worldbeating love-in between George W Bush and Tony Blair. Now right-wing Prime...

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