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Dreaming of a Fair Trade Christmas

This week, as the holiday shopping season gets into full swing, we examine some of the impacts our consumption patterns have on people and planet. We take a look at some of the food we eat, the clothes we wear and what gadgets we use and ask whether 'ethical shopping' is a way out of the quagmire. Today's co-host is New Internationalist co-editor Jess Worth who's done some research into the ethical shopping sector and has found that all is not as simple as it seems at first glance.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Inner city orchard

In this part of the world Burnham is not a wood that moves, as inShakespeare's Scottish Play, but Burham-on-Sea, a charming littleresort on the coast nearby. Even so, Transition City Bristol reversed the usual flow last Saturday and brought trees to the city. If you looked very closely you could even see them moving.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Election blues... and reds and greens

This is not a General Election that any of us can approach with great enthusiasm, writes Chris Brazier.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Homeward Bound

Think globally. Act locally. How many times have you heard that before? Its the catch-cry on activists stickers and posters across the world.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Torture - the deepest scar

Undoubtedly acts of torture are shocking. How could anyone extract information from others by breaking their back or boiling them alive? But the real horror exposed by this program is not so much the acts themselves but the complicity of Western Governments - and the leaders and officials in them who hold themselves out as supporters of human rights - in obtaining information through such methods. Down in The Grave in Syria and the countless other cells where thousands have been sent for…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The baying mob at the gates

When Gordon Brown insists that the illegal invasion of Iraq, which has cost tens of thousands oflives and is paid for by the British taxpayer, is to ensure that ‘thenew Iraqi democracy is properly safeguarded’ – where are the 30,000complaints to the BBC when that that particular obscenity is broadcaston Newsnight? .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Paralympic sponsor deemed ‘not fit to work’

Anti-cuts and disabled rights groups promise ‘audacious, daring and disruptive’ week of action against Atos.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Tax dodgers beware!

A recent UK Uncut action shames Dave Hartnett, Whitehall's 'most wined and dined civil servant' and alleged helper of the big-business tax avoiders.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Direct action for a future that works

Britain’s anti-austerity fight increasingly prefers to-the-point tactics over marches as people run out of things to lose, says Jamie Kelsey-Fry.…

  • 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
  • Rank: 100

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