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Radio New Internationalist - Cotton Pickin'

Cotton pickinFresh from an assignment in India, New Internationalist co-editor Richard Swift joins the radio team to pick the issues from the worlds cotton fields. Ninety-nine per cent of cotton farmers now live in the Global South two-thirds in India and China. Yet some in India estimate that only one per cent of the price of a cotton shirt brought in the West ends up in the hands of the farmers.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Brutality in Bagua

Stephanie Boyd reports from Cuzco, Peru, on the furore following the massacre of indigenous protesters.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Cool Change -- Degrees of neglect

Welcome to Cool Change -- an audio adventure to discover how combating climate change can create a fairer world. Progressive people from Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America and Australia offer us successful strategies to confront climate change as well as some radical changes that are already taking place around the world..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Permaculture

For a while now, when asked about the NI magazine topic I’ll betackling next, I’ve had to say: ‘permaculture.’ Invariably asked whatthat is, I’ve had to say: ‘I have no idea.’ Extreme hairdressing? Thelifestyle of Siberia?So how come I am starting to put together a magazine aboutpermaculture? Here I enter Donald Rumsfeld territory.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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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..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Echoes of violence

Peru is plagued by civil unrest in the wake of the Bagua massacre.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Marginally speaking

Our new blogger Mari Marcel Thekaekara, based in India, considers stories that never hit the headlines. Read her first post here.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Philippine ‘comfort women’ still waiting for justice

Osaka mayor’s words anger women raped by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War, as Iris Gonzales explains.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Our daily bread - and our trespasses

The spiraling world food grains crisis has been a long time coming.There have been warnings aplenty, but they didn't really grab theheadlines. The two things that seem to have caught the world'sattention are rising prices (ie food seen in monetary terms) and the social unrest of riots.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Calling for heads to roll

What began as a show of support for Peru’s Amazonian peoples has evolved into a full-fledged civil uproar – with anti-government marches, protests and strikes.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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