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Looming disaster in the Sahel

In Africa‚Äôs drought-struck Sahel, a vast region stretching across the continent south of the Sahara, 18 million people are on the brink of disaster, including 1 million children at risk of starvation. The UN says $1.5 billion in aid is needed immediately in order to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in the Sahel which may cost …

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The UK and tar sands fuel

Why won’t the UK Government support the EU ban on tar sands fuel…? A bill currently being introduced in the EU which would effectively ban tar sands fuel – the world’s most environmentally damaging transport oil – is being opposed by the UK. Instead of following its pledges (and as an EU state, legal obligation) …

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Ai Weiwei disappears

The great contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei – whose mindboggling ‘Sunflower Seeds’ (several million of them, all hand crafted and hand painted ceramics) was on display at London’s Tate Modern as part of the Unilever Series until today (and who was artistic consultant on the ‘bird’s nest’ stadium at the Beijing Olympics) – has been …

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EU: 3 days to save herbal medicine….

From Avaaz website (www.avaaz.org): In 3 days, the EU will ban much of herbal medicine, pressing more of us to take pharmaceutical drugs that drive the profits of big Pharma. The EU Directive erects high barriers to any herbal remedy that hasn’t been on the market for 30 years – including virtually all Chinese, Ayurvedic, …

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