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Marching into our workshops

Jan. 27, 2009 / Posted by: IIlluminato / Categories: Blog

Today, I took part in a march attended by more than 80,000 people! This march was the start of the World Social Forum. I’ve never witnessed such a colorful and powerful protest. It was peaceful, full of music, drums, singing and dancing. The...

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One forum down, one to go

Jan. 27, 2009 / Posted by: IIlluminato / Categories: Blog

Meetings took place over the weekend to finalize our activities for the World Forum on Science and Democracy and for the World Social Forum (WSF). Those who have come to the forum have been confronted with not only the challenge of projecting a po...

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Coal Ash Spill

Jan. 25, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

At the end of 2008, a large swath of Tennessee was flooded with toxic coal ash when a containment pond ruptured. The massive spill -- bigger than the oil released from the Exxon Valdez -- covered hundreds of acres of land, knocking homes off of th...

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Act Together for another World

Jan. 22, 2009 / Posted by: IIlluminato / Categories: Blog

The World Social Forum unites thousands of activists, social movements, civil society groups, NGOs, unions, universities and fellow Friends of the Earth sister groups from around the world and will host more than 2,500 seminars, workshops and othe...

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Deeply Flawed U.S. Climate Action Partnership Proposal

Jan. 15, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Friends of the Earth released a statement regarding the deeply flawed U.S. Climate Action Partnership (U.S. CAP) Proposal. U.S. CAP's proposed emissions reduction target for the year 2020 is far weaker than what scientists have called for, the pro...

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No Details Yet in Climate Talks

Dec. 11, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

After the first week of UN climate negotiations in Poznan, Poland (the fourteenth Conference of Parties, known as COP 14) it is clear that there is one thing missing from the discussions – the details.

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Indigenous Rights Threatened at Climate Talks

Dec. 10, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

In the final day of negotiations over proposed decision text for REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation), deep divisions arose over proposed language to ensure the protection of indigenous peoples and local communities. The Un...

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