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November 2010

Our natural world is being increasingly denatured. There go the animals: extinctions are now up to a thousand times the natural background rate, and between 150 and 200 species become extinct every 24 hours. Watch out, plants: a fifth of your sort, up to 100,000 species, could also soon be extinct. Some 80,000 acres of rainforest vanish off the face of the earth – each day.

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Okinawans battle to close US bases

Okinawans battle to close US bases

Okinawa currently hosts 75 per cent of US military facilities in Japan

Are public service cuts justified?

Banker Dan Mobley goes head to head with tax justice campaigner John Christensen.

Georgia

Seconds Out

Seconds Out

By Martin Kohan; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor
Pirate State: Inside Somalia's Terrorism at Sea

Pirate State: Inside Somalia's Terrorism at Sea

By Peter Eichstaedt
The Obama Syndrome

The Obama Syndrome

By Tariq Ali
The Stoning  of Soraya M

The Stoning of Soraya M

Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh
Another Year

Another Year

Written and directed by Mike Leigh

Margaret Atwood

The legendary Canadian author talks to Rowenna Davis about activism, women and breaking the male stronghold over ‘serious’...

Stopping the Juggernaut

Put environmental villains in the dock, says campaigner Polly Higgins.

A sea returns to life, a sea slowly dies

Paul Lauener’s stirring report from the Aral Sea, scene of both environmental miracle and disaster.
Why are we dancing round reality?

Why are we dancing round reality?

If the Age of Enlightenment was about proving certainties, we’re entering the time of unravelment, when everything falls apart.

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