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A World In Chains – developing countries and debt

A World In Chains – developing countries and debt – Brief Article Carol Welch The IMF’s role in increasing the poor’s crushing burden of debt is exposed. The overwhelming debt burdens of poor countries is a major contributor to the crisis that grips the economies of most developing countries today. For the 41 most heavily […]

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MAGAZINE RACK: Worthwhile reads you won’t find in the shops

MAGAZINE RACK: Worthwhile reads you won’t find in the shops – Bibliography ELM FARM RESEARCH CENTRE BULLETIN Hamstead Marshall, Newburg Berks, RG20 0HR, UK. www.afrc.com All you want to know on sustainable land use, organic agriculture and local food systems. Read, too, their excellent report and updates on foot and mouth. CULTURAL SURVIVAL QUARTERLY Cultural […]

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‘I Feel Like A Cheat And A Failure’ – psychological effects of farmers due to weak economic conditions of farming – Brief Article

‘I Feel Like A Cheat And A Failure’ – psychological effects of farmers due to weak economic conditions of farming – Brief Article – Column Michael Hart FARMER MICHAEL HART EXPLAINS THE HUMAN COST OF THE AGRICULTURAL CRISIS. This year, as I watched the arrival of the first swallows as they came up through the […]

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Don’t Touch That Kettle

Don’t Touch That Kettle – Brief Article George Monbiot There’s a cruel logic to global warming: the people whose lives will be most sorely affected are those who use the least fossil fuel, says George Monbiot. Already East Africa is witnessing droughts every four or five years of the kind they used to see once […]

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Home sickness – health hazards of everyday life in the modern world

Home sickness – health hazards of everyday life in the modern world – Statistical Data Included Martin J Walker In the first of a two-part series, Martin J Walker explores the health hazards of everyday life in the modern world. Most of us believe that life today is generally healthier than in the past. Doctors […]

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Sharing Nature’s Interest. – Review

Sharing Nature’s Interest. – Review – book review Caspar Henderson ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINTS AS AN INDICATOR OF SUSTAINABILITY By Nicky Chambers, Craig Simmons and Mathis Wackernagel EARTHSCAN 2000 [pound]13.95 Asked to explain the environmental crisis in terms everyone would understand, the ‘green’ business guru Paul Hawken put it like this: ‘All our planetary systems are declining, […]

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Resistance Takes Root – protests against genetically modified crops

Resistance Takes Root – protests against genetically modified crops – Brief Article Jonathan Querling THE GM BACKLASH HAS FINALLY TAKEN ROOT IN THE USA, AND CROP-PULLING ACTIVISTS ARE IN THE VANGUARD. JONATHAN OUERLING REPORTS. FOR QUITE SOME time during the anti-GMO frenzy in Europe, it was common to hear activists asking the question ‘why isn’t […]

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Develop And Be Damned

Develop And Be Damned – Brief Article Gard Binney The Crow is a mouthpiece for thinkers with individual and strong views. If the ‘developing’ world must develop, says THE CROW, please don’t let it develop like the ‘developed’ world. One of President Clinton’s favourite phrases is ‘growing the economy’. You can grow tobacco, and you […]

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830 Million Are Hungry – Brief Article

830 Million Are Hungry – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included A new UN report has documented the true extent of global hunger. A recent report published by the UN World Food Programme claims that hunger now afflicts 830 million people and that the main causes are ‘natural’ disasters, grinding poverty and armed conflicts that […]

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Big Is Messy

Big Is Messy – Brief Article William Pfaff Globalisation has had its day, says William Pfaff. ‘Reasonable people’ no longer support the continued spread of a globalised economy. People have lost faith in an economic system that encourages the consolidation of huge industries into the hands of a few corporations. It is like balancing an […]