Illustration: Kate Charlesworth

Can pay.. won't pay!

How John Christensen made a banker hide his head in his hands in the tax haven of Jersey. Top dodgers: Leona Helmsley, The Prince of Liechtenstein

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008

Tax justice and the global fiddle

David Ransom listens to the false notes being played by an orchestra of financial instruments. Top dodgers: Bono, Rupert Murdoch.

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008
Aamjiwnaang activist and ‘toxic tour’ guide Ron Plain (right). The Chippewa community’s cemetery flanked by petro-chemical plants (centre). A warning sign (left) beside a pond on the native reserve – the land is laced with poisons from decades of pollution and spills. Photo by *Wayne Ellwood*

This toxic life

They’re in our homes and our workplace, in the air we breathe and in the food we eat. Wayne Ellwood argues that toxic chemicals are changing the nature of nature.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008
Message in a bottle

Message in a bottle

It’s a fashion statement and an environmental nightmare. Zoe Cormier examines one of the most successful marketing ploys ever – bottled water.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008
Abandon the toxic treadmill!

Abandon the toxic treadmill!

Things you can do to avoid toxic plastics. PLUS the Action / Campaign directory.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008
Plastic plants

Plastic plants

As oil supplies dwindle, the plastic industry is pinning its hopes on biomass. Not a great idea, reasons Jim Thomas.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008
Two crew members attach a tracking buoy to a ‘ghost net’. Hundreds of plastic nets are abandoned in the ocean causing widespread damage to the marine environment. The buoys have transmitters that allow the nets to be tracked by satellite. The Alguita has tagged six ‘ghost nets’ since 2005.Photo: Algalita Marine Research Foundation

Sea of garbage

The good ship Alguita sails an ocean choked with plastic. Blog by Anna Cummins.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008
Dignity and the decent facility

Dignity and the decent facility

Women desperately want toilets – but not as a health aid. Libby Plumb reports.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
A lifetime in muck

A lifetime in muck

Unbelievably, people still exist whose task in life is shovelling shit, as Mari Marcel Thekaekara explains.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
For our convenience

For our convenience

Toilets have been around since the days of Elizabeth I. Systems old and new.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
Toilets - The Facts

Toilets - The Facts

Everything you ever wanted to know about toilets.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
To Sewer or Not to Sewer

To Sewer or Not to Sewer

David Satterthwaite speaks out in praise of sewers, and Mayling Simpson-Hébert retaliates on behalf of pits.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
Stand up, stand up for toilets...

Stand up, stand up for toilets...

Toilet champions are not so rare a breed as you’d think. Here are some distinguished exemplars.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
Growth in sanitation coverage, per cent, 1990-2015

We need to talk about... toilets

2008 is the International Year of Sanitation. Or, asks Maggie Black, is it the International Year of Silence and Embarrassment?

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008
Photo by: yasunigreengold.org / Mia Andersson / Ali Supay

ACTION!

To save Yasuní, the oil must stay in the ground.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
Will Yasuní – and its great ceibo trees – fall prey to greenhouse gangsters?Photo: yasunigreengold.org / Mauro Burzio

Costing the earth

Adam Ma’anit navigates the snakepits of global carbon trading in the context of Yasuní.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
A crude dilemma

A crude dilemma

Calm the panic or delay the inevitable?

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

The Yasuní National Park oil blocks

The five oil concession regions in Yasuní National Park

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
Dirty and dangerous – workers who clean up oil spills often suffer neurological and digestive problems. Cancer rates are higher in areas close to oil activity than in the rest of Ecuador.Photo: yasunigreengold.org / Oscar Francino / Ali Supay

Toxic blocks

No-one said oil was clean. But Ecuador’s experience of extracting fossil fuels is about as bad as it gets, reports David Ransom.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
Photo: FABRÍCIO GUAMÁN

‘Speak to us first!’

People from the Ecuadorian rainforest tell Fabrício Guamán what they think of their Government’s proposal to leave petroleum in the ground.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
The indigenous peoples of Yasuní retain strong community values. They need to – under the shadow of military and oil company repression.Photo: yasunigreengold.org / Mauro Burzio

Yasuní – is this the way beyond petroleum?

Is Ecuador’s bold proposal not to exploit a billion barrels of oil in the Yasuní National Park a serious option for combating climate change? If so, the world is going to have to move fast, warns Vanessa Baird.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008
The charm fades

The charm fades

Pakistani physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy explores his country’s rocky relationship with nukes.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
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