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Climate Change: A mass movement without the masses?

Environmental activists protest at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa/Photo/Reuters

Fewer than a hundred people attended each of last week's much-heralded Occupy Earth protests on a knoll outside the Durban convention centre, where the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)'s COP17 negotiations were being held.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 19:23

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Climate Change: Beware, large-sounding-sum-of-money approaching!

Sarah Bracking

Fossil fuel power generators and oil refining companies have singularly failed to invest in methane capture technologies but can now get a public subsidy in the form of CERs/Photo/ReutersMoney is the most supremely important and iconic commodity of our age, so much so that even when it is causing a problem, such as the environmental destruction caused by the unrelenting pursuit of growth and profits in our economic system, we still look to money to provide our solution.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 07:36

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Climate Change: Blind Climate Negotiatiors

In this extract from his book, To Cook A Continent, Nnimmo Bassey argues that climate negotiations, from Durban in late 2011 onwards, will increasingly confront the issue of climate justice.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2011 16:32

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Life sentence for Abu-Jamal Aggravates Injustice

Linn Washington Jr.

Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Pennsylvania death row journalist reviled by many yet revered by millions worldwide, has a new lease on life due to a recent decision by Philadelphia's top prosecutor.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2011 13:14

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Liberia under a Nobel Peace Laureate

President of Liberia, Elle Johnson Sirleaf/Photo/JANE HAHN/THE NEW YORK TIMES-REDUX-REAJust weeks after the cinema release of The Lady, a portrait of Burma's iconic opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, Hollywood directors could soon be turning their lens to another female political pioneer.  

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 August 2018 17:12

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Africa's free TV channel boom

David J. Blanc

Not so long ago, receiving quality TV in Africa meant subscribing to DStv, a very expensive multi-channel package from South Africa. A large satellite dish (over 2 meter wide) and pricy decoders were also needed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2011 13:36

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