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Buddhists at loggerheads

‘It’s tooconfusing for me,’ I heard a student confessing outside Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre. To theright was a group of Tibetan exiles with their brightly coloured flags, here togreet the Dalai Lama on the Oxford leg of his UK tour.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The Philippines: a global holdout in divorce

After Malta voted in favour of divorce legalization, the Philippines is now the only country in the world which still bans divorce. Iris Gonzales says her country should be ashamed.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Yasuní Green Gold Campaign and Book Launch Event

We are gathering an audience of experts, including governmentrepresentatives, and members from the academic, Ecuadorian and NGOcommunities, and supporters of the campaign to discuss the role the UKcan play in saving Yasuní.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Dancing on Death

Sokari Ekine says that revenge does not bring peace to a troubled heart. So what does the death of Osama bin Laden mean?.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Struggling for autonomy (2)

Ogoni women have played a key role in their people’sfight for justice.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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BP: is the party over?

20 April is the one-year anniversary of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest environmental catastrophe in the US. It's far from over, and the oil giant continues gambling with our planet.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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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. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Indigenous Groups sound the REDD Alert

I'm currently writing an article for our forthcoming issue of the New Internationalistmagazine that looks at some of the potential dangers of relying oncarbon markets for preserving forests and biodiversity. The globalcarbon market is worth $64 billion but has yet to produce much in theway of reductions in emissions. It has however delivered huge profitsto some of the world's worst polluters who have been investing heavilyin carbon trading, offsets and 'environmental services'.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Last window of opportunity

Recent changes in US foreign policy bode well for this week’s talks with Pakistan.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Pulp Friction

Whether youre living in the Rich World or Poor World, pulp is probably producing problems for people not too far from you. Were continuing to destroy trees that eat carbon dioxide one of the main greenhouse gases. Theres also a litany of other problems that follow the plantations that are grown to replace old growth the loss of food-supplies for the surrounding communities; the pollution of local water supplies; the promise of jobs at paper mills that only a few will ever get; and the…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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