Archive | December, 2010

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“This Time There Will Be No Noah’s Ark”

Posted on 29 December 2010 by editor

There could be 100 million climate refugees in the next five to seven years, warns Leonardo Boff. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS

Daniela Pastrana interviews LEONARDO BOFF, Brazilian writer and theologian*

MEXICO CITY, Dec 28, 2010 (Tierramérica) – “The market is not going to resolve the environmental crisis,” says theologian and environmentalist Leonardo Boff, professor at Brazil’s State University of Rio de Janeiro. The solution, he says, lies in ethics and in changing our relationship with nature.
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Community Currencies Offer Refuge from Economic Forces

Posted on 27 December 2010 by editor

Market in Espinal where the túmin community currency is used. Credit:Courtesy of Intercultural University of Veracruz

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Dec 21, 2010 (IPS) – Túmin, which means “money” in the Totonaca indigenous language, is a community currency now circulating among 80 vendors selling their products at an alternative market in the town of Espinal, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz.
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Reconnaissance internationale pour les peuples autochtones

Posted on 25 December 2010 by editor

Credit: IPS TerraViva

Thalif Deen

NEW YORK, 29 décembre (IPS) – Alors que l’année 2010 touche à sa fin, les États-Unis et les Nations Unies ont tendu la main à l’un des groupes les plus marginalisés du monde : les peuples indigènes ou autochtones. Continue Reading

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A juventude europeia, nova vítima do neoliberalismo

Posted on 25 December 2010 by editor

Greve Geral. Crédito: Cortesia UGT web

Mario de Queiroz

Lisboa, Portugal, Nov 10, (IPS TerraViva) – O protesto sindical que percorre a Europa chegou ontem a Portugal, na segunda greve geral em 22 anos, em um país com as duas grandes centrais de trabalhadores separadas entre comunistas e socialistas, por suas orientações políticas irreconciliáveis. Continue Reading

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More Protests – and More Crackdowns

Posted on 21 December 2010 by editor

Workers at the gates of Ferrominera demand the release of Rubén González. Credit:Courtesy of Radar de los Barrios

By Humberto Márquez

CARACAS, Dec 14, 2010 (IPS) – Rubén González, a 51-year-old welder who is the secretary general of the Sintraferrominera ironworkers union, has spent over a year in prison in Venezuela for leading a strike by hundreds of workers outside the San Isidro mine in Ciudad Piar, 550 kilometres southeast of the capital.
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Emissions Punted to Durban, Breakthrough Seen on Forests

Posted on 11 December 2010 by editor

Indigenous rights protestors bundled away from negotiations by police. Credit:Nastasya Tay/IPS

By Stephen Leahy*

CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec 11, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – If success is measured by delaying difficult decisions, then the Cancún climate meeting succeeded by deferring crucial issues over financing and new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the next Conference of the Parties meeting a year from now in Durban, South Africa.
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Protesters Say “No” to Climate Market

Posted on 08 December 2010 by editor

Via Campesina march. Credit:Diana Cariboni/IPS

By Diana Cariboni *

CANCÚN, México, Dec 8, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva**) – The short-cuts that the United Nations system is offering companies to profit from strategies against global warming were the target of loud protests on the Day of Action for Climate Justice.
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