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Let there be light

Will the Bumbuna Hydroelectric Project in Sierra Leone ever be completed? .…

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Climate Talks in Bangkok

BANGKOK, 2 April, 2008:This week, climate negotiators are in Bangkok hammering out a workplanwhich will allow them to reach a new set of agreements by the end of2009.Contrary to some reports, the Kyoto Protocol does not end in 2012– it is simply the end of the first commitment period and all so-calledAnnex 1 (mainly industrialized) countries are legally required tocommit to new binding emission reductions targets.…

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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.…

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Radio New Internationalist - The Dirt on Nuclear

It used to be that No way!; and nuclear belonged in the same sentence. But as the international community scrambles for solutions to address the problems associated with climate change, now were being told that nuclear energy is clean and green. Pacific commentator and campaigner Nic Maclellan joins todays team to dish up the very extensive pile of dirt on the nuclear alternative: the problems of waste that wont go away; the world-wide radioactive fallout from operational plants to date; and…

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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. .…

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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.…

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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.…

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Here comes the sun

Will Sierra Leone join the African solar footprint?.…

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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. .…

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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…

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