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The United States Government suggests that nanotechnology is getting in the drivers seat to steer the next industrial revolution. The Australian Government says that nanotechnology will fundamentally transform every aspect of our lives. Business leaders predict that nano-industry may be worth one trillion US dollars in the next five years.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Haiti – as a matter of urgency

History keeps repeating itself on this beleaguered island.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Don't force teachers to work until they drop

Take subsidized pensions away from private school staff so well-deserving state-sector teachers can knock off early, says New Internationalist’s Chris Brazier.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Gustavo Esteva, the man who invented 'No Corn, No Country'

Gustava Esteva, one of Mexico's most distinguished economists andsenior civil servants during the 1970s, gave it all up to live thesimple life of a traditional peasant on three acres of land in thevillage of San Pablo Etla in Oaxaca, a province of mostly Indigenouspeoples in southern Mexico. From this perch on the world, which hecalls Mexico profundo, Esteva became one of the leading prophets ofthe developing Zapatista movement, later serving as their advisor innegotiations with the Mexican…

  • 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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How Toronto Found Its Food Groove

Today’s food movement grew up alongside the anti-globalization movements of the past 20 years, so thinking and acting locally are crucial to it.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Poor Indian kids checkmating the odds

One man’s drive to teach dalit children chess is putting pride back into a community, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The boat people who came… and couldn’t leave

When two small fishing vessels sailed into Gaza Port on 23 August with their renegade crews of international solidarity activists, thousands of Gazans came to greet them. It was a glorious sunny afternoon, and the 46 activists on board the boats had done something amazing: after sailing more than 30 hours from Cyprus, they’d broken the siege of Gaza. Few of us who live here thought they’d make it, and we were delighted to be proved wrong.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A shift of focus

It is time to bring families and communities into the LGBTI struggle.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Free speech fallacies

Oxford University student Clare Fisher writes in to tell us her viewson the recent controversy surrounding the Oxford Union's decision tohold a debate on free speech including the controversial head of theFar Right British National Party (BNP), Nick Griffin, and Holocaustdenier David Irving. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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