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Forests Not for Absorbing Carbon, Say Activists

Posted on 28 April 2010 by editor

U.S. native American leader Tom Goldtooth. Credit: Franz Chávez/IPS

By Franz Chávez*

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, Apr 27, 2010 (Tierramérica) – The UN-led global initiative to use forest conservation as a way to offset greenhouse gas emissions heated things up at the people’s summit against climate change in Bolivia. In the end, the participants reached a consensus – and rejected the plan.
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Wanted: World Referendum, Climate Justice Tribunal

Posted on 23 April 2010 by editor

Closing Ceremony World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. Credit: José Lirauze/ABI

By Franz Chávez

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, Apr 23 , 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – A world people’s referendum on climate change will be held in April 2011 for the earth’s peoples to decide how to address this global problem. Continue Reading

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Referéndum mundial y tribunales de justicia

Posted on 23 April 2010 by editor

Ciudadanas y ciudadanos del mundo en Cochabamba. Credito: Franz Chavez

Por Franz Chávez, enviado especial

COCHABAMBA, 22 abr (IPS TerraViva) – Un Referéndum Mundial sobre el Cambio Climático se convocará en abril de 2011 para que los pueblos del planeta se pronuncien sobre cómo abordar este problema global. Continue Reading

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Save the Planet from Capitalism, Morales Says

Posted on 23 April 2010 by editor

President Evo Morales. Credit: Jose Lirauze/ABI

By Franz Chávez

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, Apr 21, 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – Activists meeting at the people’s conference on climate change in this Bolivian city booed a message from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon but cheered at host President Evo Morales’s chant of “planet or death!” Continue Reading

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Lack of Data on Causes of Death Buffers French Company

Posted on 23 April 2010 by editor

Schoolchildren walk past Greenpeace campaigner Rianne Teule measuring radiation levels in Akokan, a mining town near two of Areva's mines. Credit: Phillip Reynaers/Greenpeace

By Julio Godoy

PARIS, Apr 22 , 2010 (IPS TerraViva) – French state-owned company Areva continues to deny any wrongdoing after findings that populated areas in Niger remain contaminated with high levels of radio-activity. The company seems to be escaping censure partly because of lack of data on cancer-related causes of death among Nigeriens working at or living near the uranium mines. Continue Reading

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Gobierno impulsa movimiento antidepredador

Posted on 23 April 2010 by editor

Evo Morales, CMPCC. Crédito: Agencia Boliviana de Información (ABI)

Evo Morales, CMPCC. Crédito: Agencia Boliviana de Información (ABI)

Por Franz Chávez

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, 20 abr (IPS TerraViva) – La nueva Constitución de Bolivia, asociada a la filosofía de “Vivir bien”, es la propuesta del gobierno de Evo Morales a miles de activistas para impulsar un movimiento planetario contra el consumismo, el comercio depredador y los modelos desarrollistas.

El viceministro de Planificación Estratégica del Estado, Raúl Prada, exaltó las virtudes de la nueva ley fundamental surgida tras un proceso social y político alentado por sectores populares, al hablar este martes en el primer día de presentaciones de la Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos contra el Cambio Climático y por los Derechos de la Madre Tierra. Continue Reading

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“Acabar con la adicción a los combustibles fósiles”

Posted on 23 April 2010 by editor

Nnimmo Bassey. Credito: Franz Chavez

Franz Chávez entrevista a NNIMMO BASSEY, presidente de Amigos de la Tierra Internacional

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, 19 abr (IPS) – La voz de los excluidos de la Cumbre de Copenhague, que impulsan un desarrollo sostenible, se escuchará con fuerza en Bolivia, en lugar de los gobiernos que dictan estrategias según sus intereses para afrontar el cambio climático, como el mercado de carbono, señaló Nnimmo Bassey. Continue Reading

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Rechazo a compensaciones cobra vigor

Posted on 23 April 2010 by editor

Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre el Cambio Climático y los Derechos de la Madre Tierra. Credito: ABI

Por Franz Chávez

COCHABAMBA, 19 abr (IPS TerraViva) – La Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos contra el Cambio Climático y por los Derechos de la Madre Tierra, que comenzó este lunes en Bolivia, reflejará el vigor de la resistencia social a la compensación de emisiones de gases invernadero, coinciden dirigentes sociales.
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European Activists Against Economic Growth

Posted on 19 April 2010 by editor

Protests at the Copenhagen climate summit against government failure to take action. Credit:Ana Libisch/IPS

By Julio Godoy*

BERLIN, Apr 18, 2010 (Tierramérica) – The global environmental crisis requires replacing the existing capitalist model of production with one that promotes “selective degrowth” of the economy and the restricted and responsible exploitation of natural resources, according to European experts and activists. Continue Reading

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Anti-Gov’t Protesters Use Cultural Taboo as Weapon

Posted on 19 April 2010 by admin

Shirts on sale at the protest site in Bangkok say 'prai', which refers to the low and uncouth 'commoners'. Credit:Johanna Son/IPS

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Apr 18 , 2010 (IPS) – “I know the word; I understand it; I love it,” street artist Chuwit Kunasawat said, using his pencil-thin brush, dipped in deep red ink, to paint on the right cheek of an anti-government protester. Continue Reading

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