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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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The Whole World in Your Kitchen

The rain was pouring down, no surprises there, as I made chutney onSaturday from our garden’s produce – courgettes that had swollen intomarrows, windfall apples of various types and shapes, a few carrots andonions, plus some sultanas and a bit of ginger and cinnamon. I quitelike making chutney… not too much to go wrong. I have to confess that Idon’t use a recipe – just sling it all in with some malt vinegar andsugar.…

  • 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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The super-corporate pinball wizards

Could we be on the brink of the next financial crisis? We will be if mega-corporations have their way, says Tom Moriarty.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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How to read an ad

We asked the CEO of a major London ad agency to give us pointers on how to decode adverts.…

  • Tue Sep 6 08:09:53 2016
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