Commodities and dependency - The Facts

Commodities and dependency - The Facts

The facts and figures of commodities and our dependence on them.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
Obama’s ‘free trade’ voyages are another big mistake labornotes

Obama’s ‘free trade’ voyages are another big mistake

New agreements that enhance corporate power are bad news, writes Mark Engler.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
Let us prey

Let us prey

Vulture funds buy up ‘bad’ debt owed by countries in distress and aggressively sue for full payment, plus compound interest.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
Rising food prices have been hitting the poorest hardest, leading to looting in some places.

Facing the vultures

Argentina is not in the habit of being cowed by international pressure and financial big-hitters – or by proponents of austerity. Vanessa Baird reports.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Introducing... The Eight Great Greenwashers

Introducing... The Eight Great Greenwashers

Ahead of the Rio +20 Earth Summit, Danny Chivers exposes the canny, crafty and plain deceitful claims of corporations co-opting 'sustainability'

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
How to get a handle on excessive pay

How to get a handle on excessive pay

As workers rally on May Day, FairPensions call on ordinary investors to tackle over-the-top remuneration.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Thirsty work: a man pours
water from a stream into
his paddy field. Excessive
irrigation has caused
groundwater levels
in north India to drop
dramatically.Anupam Nath / AP / Press Association Images

Who's profiting from the water crisis?

Big business sees water scarcity as a money-making opportunity. Joyce Nelson uncovers the dodgy dealings of the Aqueduct Alliance.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
 Essay: Deindustrializing humanity

Essay: Deindustrializing humanity

Neither humanity nor nature are commodities. It’s time the old ideology was dissolved, writes Jeremy Seabrook.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Guns and Bread: how mercenaries moved into aid  The US Army under a CC Licence

Guns and Bread: how mercenaries moved into aid

Michael Lewis explores what happens when private security companies muscle in to 'deliver aid'.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
Death at Foxconn: Ma Zishan mourns his son Ma Xiangqian, the tenth protest suicide against draconian management at the south China electronics firm. The suicides continue.Joe Tan / Reuters

iSlave

Electronics giant Foxconn employs over a million people in China – in conditions that drive them to despair, reports Jenny Chan.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
The best influence money can buy - the 10 Worst Corporate Lobbyists

The best influence money can buy - the 10 Worst Corporate Lobbyists

Dirty cash and dirty tricks – our rogues’ gallery of lobbyists who get governments to dance to their tune.

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NI 439 - Who's pushing politicians' buttons? - January, 2011
Plus ça change… Peter Mandelson – the British politician and ex-EU trade commissioner parodied above – has just launched his own PR agency to lobby for foreign corporate interests. Reuters

In the halls of shame

Who shapes the policies and laws that govern us? If you think the answer is ‘our elected politicians’, read on. Vanessa Baird examines the secretive but expanding power of corporate lobbying.

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NI 439 - Who's pushing politicians' buttons? - January, 2011

Corporate Influence - The Facts

The facts and figures of party funding, lobbying and the big names involved.

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NI 439 - Who's pushing politicians' buttons? - January, 2011
Exhaust destroyer! Illustration by Stephen Munday / www.threeinabox.com

Taking care of business

Corporations have taken over the climate agenda. Oscar Reyes reveals who, how and why.

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NI 428 - Welcome to Copenhagen! - December, 2009
The iconic photograph of Hector Pieterson, fatally injured in the Soweto uprising.Photo: Sam Nzima

Court in the act

Apartheid accomplices Coca-Cola, Barclays, BP et al are heading for court

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

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Protection racket June, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Who's pushing politicians' buttons? January, 2011
Who's pushing politicians' buttons? January, 2011
Who's pushing politicians' buttons? January, 2011
Welcome to Copenhagen! December, 2009
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
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