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"[Conservation International was] founded in 1987 by transnational corporate executives representing ( Intel, McDonalds, BP, The Gap, Starbucks and others, Cl's stated mission is to protect 'biodiversity hotspots" ... but in reality the group serves as little more than a "front group" for transnational corporate exploitation." Around the world, Chiapas, Palawan (Philippines), Colombia, West Papua, Aceh (Indonesia), Madagascar and Papua New Guinea to name a few, have been targeted as biodiversity hotspots.

Conservation International focuses particularly on tropical and sub-tropical rainforests for "protection" against the traditional agricultural practices of the Indigenous inhabitants while ignoring the rapacious behavior of its multinational corporate patrons. For example, in August 2003, the Energy and Biodiversity Initiative, a CI creation, released a report entitled "Energy & Diversity: Integrating Biodiversity Conservation into Oil & Gas Development." With over 1,000 groups active in over 30 countries and hundreds of millions in assets and spending, CI is perhaps the world's largest and wealthiest "environmental" group. With an emphasis on "market solutions" and "privatization," and an incestuous relationship with some of the worst corporate environmental outlaws, Cl (and its corporate controlled cousins like The Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund, and The World Conservation Union) is a Trojan Horse for the multinationals within the environmental movement."

John Steinbach, Philip Wheaton, and Milton Shapiro - CovertAction Quarterly


Greening, The - Environmentalists' Drive for Global Power - Larry Abraham with Franklin Sanders
Living Downstream - Sandra Steingraber
If You Love This Planet - Helen Caldicott

Private Blue Planet

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Global Climate Change/Global Warming

Conflicting Views on Climate Change: Fire & Ice (12/09) [originally published May 2006]



Full Nets - Empty Seas
Baja's Whales vs. Mitsubishi

Factory Farming

The Dirt on Factory Farms
Meat Factory
McFarms Go Hog Wild
Appetite for Destruction - shrimp farming


Philly Waste Go Home
South Asia and the waste traders
Toxic Wastes and the New World Order, Part 1
The Myth of Living Safely in a Toxic World
Is Your Bathtub a Toxic Dump?


This Report Brought to You by Monsanto
Agent Orange
Union Carbide's devastation in Bhopal,India
Bhopal: A living legacy of corporate greed (12/04)

Freeport-McMoRan's poisoning of Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Gouging for gold in Irian Jaya


The Spraying of America (3/05)



Shell Oil's rainforest destruction plan for Peru
Flames of Shell in Nigeria
Shell Oil and the environmental devastation of Ogoniland, Nigeria
Texaco's rainforest destruction in Ecuador
Texaco's Ecological Terrorism of the Ecuadorian Amazon
WWF nominates Shell for environmental award

"One of the intentions of corporate-controlled media is to instill in people a sense of disempowerment, of immobilization and paralysis. Its outcome is to turn you into good consumers. It is to keep people isolated, to feel that there is no possibility for social change."

David Barsamian, journalist and publisher


Organic Standards are in Jeopardy
The Gag Reflex
Veggie Libel
Here Comes the Sun - Whatever happened to soIar energy?
The Age of Frankenstein by Eduardo Galeano

" To provide its happy people with perpetual fun is now the deepest purpose of Western civilization."

Jeremy Seabrook, Third World Network

Green Power: A Global Goal
World Trade Organization and environmental laws
"Adjusting" the Environment
Silent Spring II
Structural Adjustment and the Environment
World Bank, IMF and the Environment
Bush's Environmental Record

Another Tragically Beautiful Day - An interview with Ross Gelbspan by David Ross

" The purpose of commercial [media] is to induce mass sales. For mass sales there must be a mass norm ... By suppressing the individual, the unique, the industry ... assures itself a standard product for mass consumption."

John Whiting, writer, commenting on the homogenization of corporate media program content


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