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An elephant in the garden

I got back to Gaza a couple of days ago. One afternoon I was standingin a central London supermarket, trying to decide what brand ofchocolate to buy for my Palestinian friends – and the next morning Ifound myself standing outside Erez Crossing, the border crossing intothe Gaza Strip, feeling very hot and slightly dazed. My brain does nottravel at the speed of an airplane.…

  • 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
  • Rank: 100

A savage spectacle

Witnessing a murder in the street, Maya Prabhu regrets that in the absence of a reliable judicial system, ordinary Ugandans are taking the law into their own hands.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade

The really quite extraordinary growth of fair trade has not, of course, come without pain. To my mind, it works best as a clear contradiction of the principles (such as they are) of free-market corporate globalization..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

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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Africa: trapped in water privatization

Water privatization and exploitation in Africa in the name of 'development' has disastrous consequences for the continent's population, writes Sokari Ekine..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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My maiden voyage

A dapper couple wearing shorts arrive in an SUV and make off in a smartblue narrowboat. Smart boats are rarely lived in, more usually ‘leisurecraft’. British Waterways - a QUANGO - is apparently convinced thatthese craft represent the most profitable, and therefore the only,future for the inland waterways.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

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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Time for an alternative to cheap food

The false economies of food production are damaging to the environment, animals and humans.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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SOS Dairy: British farmers against throwaway prices

As producers discuss the next steps of their fairer trade campaign, Amy Hall looks at the wider context of food sovereignty.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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