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The earth or the pits: The global campaign to pay Ecuador to keep its oil in the soil

This program celebrates a remarkable environmental strategy proposed by civil society that is now the preferred option of the Ecuador's President. Ecuador will keep nearly a billion barrels of oil in the ground if the international community pay it $350 million in compensation each and every year for the next 10 years. The proposal has clear environmental and social benefits for Ecuador.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Solar panels and chickens

The carnivalesque mood of the river continues. The other day a verypretty wooden launch slipped silently past at great speed. Only as itreached the sharp bend upstream and went ‘toot! toot!’, emitting alittle cloud of vapour, did I realise the launch was powered by steam.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rax Interview with Thom Yorke

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Illustrators / Photographers wanted for the NI Planner 2009

This is a call for alternative illustrations, paintings, photographsand any other artwork for inclusion in an international diary for2009- the New Internationalist Planner- aimed at young people,students, activists. Last year's diary was a great success, with lotsof young artists from all around the world submitting artwork. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Not the only game in town

Remember the 2005 G8 Summit at Gleneagles when rock-stars and NGOs combined to Make Poverty History? The G8 leaders responded with speeches and promises to make massive increases to aid for Africa. Their promises now lie in a broken pile. As the leaders of the Western World gear up for the G8 Summit in the German coastal town of Heiligendamm in early June this year, campaigners are collecting to point out to the G8 and the world that on a range of crucial international issues, they are not the…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rave

The party’s over. I thought, for a moment just before the sun set, thatan invasion was indeed underway. Whooping young men plunged into theriver from the vagrant boat on the opposite bank.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Sfiha and gingerbread vs. monoculture and extremism

A West Coast tale of togetherness.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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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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No place to hide

Gazans are fleeingfor their lives, but there is no escape from the shelling .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Taking it lying down

As I write this, a huge, beautiful old sycamore tree is beingunceremoniously chain-sawed to the ground in Oxford city centre. Why?To make way for a monstrous gleaming new shopping centre so that,according to the Council, 'our retail and city centre economy can beviable into the future.'.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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