Cloak of Green: The Links Between Key Environmental Groups, Government and Big Business

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James Lorimer & Company, 1995 - Political Science - 498 pages
Most concerned citizens trust environmental groups to fight on behalf of the public for sensible solutions to the world's most pressing problems. But Elaine Dewar discovered that this trust is often misplaced.
In this book the award-winning journalist explores links between key environmental groups, government and big business. Written like a mystery, Cloak of Green follows the author from a Toronto fundraiser for the Kayapo Indians of Brazil to the Amazon rainforest and the global backrooms of Brasilia, Washington and Geneva. Along the way she meets some fascinating peopleAnita Roddick of the Body Shop, businessman-politican Maurice Strong, and activists who run key Canadian and American environmental groups. She discovers some disturbing revelations about these groups and their relations to "green" corporations and government.
Cloak of Green is a penetrating investigative study that challenges many established pieties of the environmental movement.
 

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Contents

Green Dreams Red Flags
1
The Handmade Jungle
12
Plane Dollars and Sense
24
A Sierra Club Soiree
32
Enter Brascan
45
An Activists Progress
54
Cultural Survival
60
Green Grease
78
The Centre
205
Canadian Jeitinho
224
The Kayapo Are ComingAgain
236
Part III
247
The Honourable Poor Boy
249
The New Leviathan
284
Connections
296
InsideOutsiders
330

Part II
89
Déja Vu
91
The Agenda
107
The Body Shop
129
Flying Down to Rio
148
A Trip to No Mans Land
166
Seeing Is Believing
177
Progressive Communications
363
On with the Show
395
O Brave New World
412
Bibliography
457
Archival Sources
483
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Page 469 - Special Committee on the Review of the CSIS Act and the Security Offences Act, In Flux But Not In Crisis (Ottawa: Canadian Government Publishing Center, 1990), pp.
Page 469 - Minimal environmental safeguards to be included in the North American Free Trade Agreement.

About the author (1995)

ELAINE DEWAR is a prominent journalist and author with many National Magazine Awards to her credit. She lives in Toronto.

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