Politics and Economics

Caroline Lucas

Where next for the Greens?

Bibi van der Zee
| 28th May 2012
After some of the biggest breakthroughs in their history, the Green Party now faces a leadership election so what happens now? Are the Greens ready to take the next big leap forward, asks Bibi van der Zee

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Learning from the Octopus

Learning from the Octopus

Rachael Stubbins
| 3rd May 2012
Did you know that the humble octopus can teach us how to prevent security threats or deal with natural catastrophes? Nor did Rachael Stubbins until she read Rafe Sagarin’s new book

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Maternity special

How birth was hijacked

Matilda Lee
| 7th March 2012
For International Women's Day, the Ecologist reports on the maternity care crisis and looks at ways to overcome the culture of fear facing mothers-to-be

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Maternity special

Labour of love: the demise of traditional midwifery

Matilda Lee
| 7th March 2012
Women-centred maternity care through midwifery is in danger of extinction, replaced by a medical model that treats birth as an illness. Birth is an act of love, not one of fear and loathing, so what are the consequences? Matilda Lee reports

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