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Ramadan... Ramadan

The month of Ramadan began about ten days ago. Most of my colleaguesare fasting, as are most of my friends, though – as you may alreadyhave guessed – I am not. Abstaining from food from sunrise to sunsetwould be OK, because the weather is still hot and I don’t feel likeeating very much – but going without water is really more than I couldbear.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Philippines must tackle its human trafficking shame

As the UN puts pressure on the Aquino government, Iris Gonzales considers the way forward.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The butterfly effect

Indigenous people aren't just atthe sharp end of climate change, they are pioneering the solutions. We shouldbe listening to them.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Cool Change 3 -- Get energized

In both the North and the South, communities are converting to morelocally-based, sustainable lives. Lucia Ortiz – from Friends of theEarth in Brazil – reports on a cooperative of 6,000 families whoalready produce half of their energy without a bill in sight.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Zapatistas threatened

We have received an urgent appeal from the Zapatistas in La Garrucha, Chiapas, Mexico's southernmost state. It reached us via latinlasnet in Australia, where more information and contacts can be found. Since their uprising on 1 January 1994, the Zapatistas have beenunder constant threat of from military and paramilitary forces.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rumours of liberation

It's not just 'change' that follows from this week's public display of contrition by the powerful.…

  • 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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The draining away of aid

The *New Internationalist* sketches some of the drains en route, and just where the flows end up.…

  • Tue Sep 6 08:09:37 2016
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The true cost of your cup of tea

Sri Lankan tea pickers remain in a caste system that binds them to extreme poverty, says Marco Picardi.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Is it curtains for Fair Trade?

With corporates swarming all over the trade justice brand, David Ransom says Fair Trade must stick to its founding ideals or throw in the towel.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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