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Tall Tales of the TPP (and TTIP)

Feb. 27, 2015 / Posted by: Bill Waren / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

Dean Baker, the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, recently wrote about official misinformation in the effort to pass Fast Track trade promotion authority legislation to grease the skids for approval of the Trans Pacific P...

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Rolling out the green carpet: Friend or foe of the Earth?

Feb. 21, 2015 / Posted by: Adam Russell / Categories: Blog

This weekend marks the end of the traditional Hollywood awards season as millions tune in for the Oscars tomorrow night, recognizing the best movies of 2014. In the same mode, we would like to take a moment to reflect on some of last year's winner...

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Ugandan farmers sue over palm oil land grab

Feb. 19, 2015 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Farmers in Uganda evicted by oil palm plantations filed a lawsuit today against a joint venture co-owned by palm oil giant Wilmar International. The farmers, with the support of Friends of the Earth Uganda, are demanding restitution and fair compe...

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