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| April 21, 2015
WINGS

Free Utopian Projects examines consumption through free art

April 13, 2015
| Jocelyn Meggait created Free Utopian Projects -- an evolving series of socially interactive installations -- to connect art and social practice and to create community.
Length: 29:05 minutes (39.96 MB)
Image: Flickr/stuckincustoms
| March 11, 2015
MsRepresent

Defining Progress: Street Artist Gilf! on gentrification, art, activism and the iconic 5 Pointz Mecca

October 17, 2014
| For this episode, New York-based street artist Gilf! discusses America’s wars of occupation, gentrification, art, politics, activism and smashing kitchens.
Length: 34:13 minutes (62.67 MB)

Exploitation of the invisible hands that do all the work

Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy

by Edited by Corinne Goria
(Voices of Witness/McSweeney's,
2014;
$16.00)

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The stories in Corinne Goria's Invisible Hands paint a horrifying portrait of the impact of rampant consumerism on communities and individuals from Bangladesh to Zambia. But while the workers experience profound disrespect, they dream of equity, fairness and workplace decency.

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July 9, 2014 |
A new survey shows that Wal Mart's mistreatment of its employees is harming the company's reputation among consumers and causing some loyal customers to shop elsewhere.
Redeye

George Monbiot on The Pricing of Everything

July 9, 2014
| In the annual lecture at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, George Monbiot challenges the idea that it's possible to put a price on nature.
Length: 47:28 minutes (43.46 MB)
Redeye

Tips for simplifying the holiday season

December 23, 2013
| Sarah Baird of the Center for a New American Dream shares some suggestions about how to resist the urge to buy a lot of stuff for our loved ones at Christmas and do something more meaningful instead.
Length: 12:23 minutes (11.35 MB)

Holiday gift guide

photo: flickr creative commons from asenat29

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'Tis the season of last-minute trips to big box stores, frantic online shopping and parking space disputes, but it doesn’t have to be. All it takes is a little bit of creativity to give gifts that don’t leave you feeling like a guilty consumer. The good news is you don’t need to break the bank to do it. Here are just a few of the many ways to keep your holiday gifting sustainable, ethical and economical.

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