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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.…

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Of friend and foe

Sustained by support from the outside, Brandon Astor Jones faces enemies daily within the prison walls.…

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Can Dutch drug policy be an example for Britain?

Charlotte Sexauer looks at how local communities in the Netherlands are leading drug policy reform.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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You can’t replace a forest

Calling a plantation a ‘forest’ is like branding a big swimming pool a ‘lake’ says Friends of the Earth’s Isaac Rojas.…

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Corporate profit trumps common sense in Brazil

Anne Petermann on why newly approved GMO trees are bad news – and illegal.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rubber barons are robbing Cambodia and Laos

A new report from Global Witness reveals the links between Vietnamese land-grabbing companies and Western financial institutions.…

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Food should be used to fill people, not cars

MEPs ignore voters and the world’s poor in biofuels vote, as Lucy Hurn explains.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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