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Shadow courts

Juliet Ferguson investigates the Energy Charter Treaty, an international agreement which could be very bad news for energy policy across the Global South.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea.Photo: NASA

Prising open the arctic

Norway presses ahead with a large-scale auction of oil exploration licences in the Barents Sea.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Democracy vs oil

Democracy vs oil

Report from Italy by Alessio Perrone.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019

The carbon bubble

Yohann Koshy looks at the impending catastrophe linking the stock market to climate change.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
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Introducing... João Lourenço

Angola has its first new president in nearly 40 years, but bringing change might prove difficult as long as the economy remains dependent on diamonds and oil. Richard Swift reports.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Nigeria: No slick deal

Nigeria: No slick deal

In the first case of its kind, a small Nigerian community is taking on oil giant Eni in the Italian courts. By Francesca Gater

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

What is Brazil’s ‘Operation Car Wash’?

Is Operation Car Wash the world’s biggest corruption scandal? By Vanessa Baird

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Dirty banking in Europe

Dirty banking in Europe

The European Central Bank (ECB) is pumping billions into the economy, resulting in a massive subsidy for oil and gas business and highway construction and car production companies.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
BP is loath to admit that campaigners have won the art sponsorship PR battle.Photo © Andrew Perry

Artful dodging

Five reasons not to buy BP’s story about the end of its sponsorship deals.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Keystone sting

Keystone sting

Trade agreements could threaten Keystone protester victory, writes Colin Roche.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Getting high on their own supply – Saudi youths engage in a popular stunt of ‘sidewall skiing’. Oil exports are down while domestic consumption keeps rising.Photo: Mohamed Alhwaity/Reuters

Oil on the skids

The quiet power of oil and money has for decades enabled Saudi Arabia to buy silence and influence. But not for much longer, predicts Nafeez Ahmed.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
An estimated 35% of the Saudi population are poor.Photo: Fayez Nureldine/Getty

Poverty in the land of black gold

‘Rich Saudi’ are words that seem to belong together. But Paul Aarts and Carolien Roelants highlight another, mainly hidden, reality.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Hundreds gathered by the famous pyramid to spell out ‘FOSSIL FREE CULTURE’ with black umbrellas.Kristian Buus

Art, oil and arrests in Paris

Today, hundreds protested against oil sponsorship at the Louvre and ten were arrested. Jess Worth was in the thick of the action.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
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Is Saudi Arabia the big bad wolf of the Paris climate talks?

The oil producing giant blocked efforts in Paris to limit global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, Kyla Mandel and Brendan Montague report.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015
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#ShellNo: the triumph of the Kayaktivists

We do not always win - but sometimes we prevail. Mark Engler celebrates a daring victory.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Drowned out by big oil: 13-year-old Laurel from Children Against Global Warming performs inside the BP-sponsored British Museum in September 2015, as part of the growing movement against oil sponsorship.Photo: Natasha Quarmby / Art Not Oil

Still biting

Big Oil's history of denial, delay and distortion is laid bare by Greg Muttitt.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Out of the shadows: Azerbaijan’s oily secrets need to be exposed.Photo: Drmakkoy/Getty

Dirty games

Azerbaijan will be showing its friendly face this month as it hosts the European Games. But it’s what is going on behind the scenes that is important, argue Emma Hughes and James Marriott.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper (second right), here talking to Chief of Defence Staff Walt Natynczyk, is keen to defend the country’s frozen assets.Photo: Chris Wattie/Reuters

The Arctic carve-up

Could the next ‘cold’ war be a battle for control of the rapidly melting polar circle? Kyla Mandel reports.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Dancing with big oil

Dancing with big oil

Ximena S Warnaars reports on an unprecedented agreement in Peru.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
The next financial crisis July, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
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