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Have your say... on the future of fair trade

Fair trade business is booming across the Western world, which can onlybe good news for the millions of poor farmers struggling to survive inthe face of collapsing commodity prices and ruthless multinationals,right? Maybe, but as fair trade goes mainstream, formerly-cleardistinctions about who really benefits are getting blurry.…

  • 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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Feast and famine

With the Christmas parties and New Year feasting that's featuring in many millions of homes this week, the Radio New Internationalist team wants to get it's teeth into some of the interviews that we've done during 2007 about the food we're finding on our dinner tables: Angus Calder - a company director in search of more efficient agriculture - takes us through the problems that threaten our food supplies. As rising populations face falling levels of both water and agriculture land, he…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Temperatures Rising

The privatization of public health systems Radio New Internationalist has just landed in Dublin to join one of the leading lights in Irish community radio - Jack Byrne from NEAR FM - as he reports on a pressing public interest issue: plans to privatize his country's public health system. Ireland - like so many other countries around the world - is preparing to follow the health system operating in the United States. Yet the health outcomes of the US-system are horrendous.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Why I joined a cult last weekend

‘All hail McDonald’s! Marvel at its miraculous transformation ofrainforests into obese children!’ thundered the ‘Rev E. Littlehelps’as, watched by a crowd of amused and bemused shoppers, he dropped tohis knees to worship the golden arches. ‘Oy mate, what are you doing?’shouted an inquisitive teenager, trying to work out exactly how best totake the piss out of the Rev and his faithful followers, the iPostles.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Radio New Internationalist - Sultans of Spin

Public relations experts are manipulating information in favour of companies, governments and the rich at blinding speeds. Many communities are so resigned to this spin-doctoring that governments and officials who get caught-out lying still get elected. While conservative organizations are permitted to tear away at the truth, ordinary people are left on the sidelines wondering what to believe.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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World Social Forum 2007: Warts and all

NAIROBI. There are a few things about Kasarani stadium, the venuefor the 2007 World Social Forum, that seem at odds with the spirit ofthis now institutionalised annual civil society gathering. The gates,razor wire and sentries stopping-and-searching at the main entrancecertainly contradict the spirit of openness that the WSF purports tofoster.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Our daily bread - and our trespasses

The spiraling world food grains crisis has been a long time coming.There have been warnings aplenty, but they didn't really grab theheadlines. The two things that seem to have caught the world'sattention are rising prices (ie food seen in monetary terms) and the social unrest of riots.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Shell booted out of Ogoniland

So Shell's finally been given its marching orders by the Nigerian Government, after many bloody years of pollution, repression and conflict with local communities. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Radio New Internationalist - Up in smoke

Forty-seven million documents are now online that trace the power-marketing and politicking undertaken by the tobacco industry the only industry in the world thats able to sell a product that is directly killing many of those who buy it. Theres a lode of gems you can find in these documents: that is, if youve got time to wade through 47 million pages. Anne Landman the editor of TobaccoWiki, a new online research and information project being facilitated by the Center for Media and Democracy…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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