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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Paid in Fish

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has discovered high-tech vessels with “EU numbers, indicating that they were licensed to import to Europe having theoretically passed strict hygiene standards” were not only operating without licenses in exclusion zones off the coast of West Africa–near Sierra Leone and Guinea–but that they used “forced labour” – in

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Who Are We?

My man Gary Younge, New York-based feature writer and columnist for The Guardian, has a new book out on 21st century identity politics: Who are We–And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? The clips above and below,...

Friday, March 19th, 2010

‘To Stay Illegally or To Die”

I am not sure about the ethics involved in making this film or how truthful the experiences of British journalist Sorious Samura are, but “Living with Illegals,” his 50 minute documentary (made for British television) is depressing...