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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

#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.

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.

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.

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
Time for an oil change?

Time for an oil change?

Tom Sykes wonders if Omanis may soon have the opportunity for democratization.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015
‘Thou noxious, treach’rous, belching oily rogue!’ I give BP a good telling off shortly after invading the Roundhouse Theatre’s stage. We later discovered the audience was full of BP employees on a staff outing.

My spy

Why did an oil company go to such lengths to monitor Jess Worth’s activism? Perhaps we are more powerful than we think.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
Throwing good money after bad: Flood Wall Street protesters bring a giant ‘carbon bubble’ to investors’ doorsteps to make their point.

Big Oil's looming bubble

Investors are starting to wonder whether oil’s such a good bet, reveals Jeremy Leggett.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014

A year of oil resistance

Around the world, local communities have been hitting the oil monster where it hurts.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
Leave the oil in the soil! Indigenous representatives from communities resisting oil extraction all over the world marched together at the front of the recent 400,000-strong New York climate march.

Ending the oil age

Change is coming. Jess Worth examines whether growing pressure for divestment and disruption can knock Big Oil off its perch.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
Tar sands development threatens Madagascar’s astonishing limestone forests, like this one in Tsingy de Bemahara National Park.

A tsingular beauty

Kara Moses reports on plans to dig bitumen in Madagascar.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
The Suncor tar sands site near Fort McMurray, Alberta. The project has wiped out thousands of hectares of boreal forest and has left a scar on the land so large that it is visible in satellite photos.

Sticky business

Canada has put all its eggs into one big basket full of tar sands. That’s a major mistake, argues Andrew Nikiforuk – for the country and the planet.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014

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Article title From magazine Publication date
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
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
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