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Giant Loophole in Forest Plans

Feb. 6, 2009 / Posted by: CSimril / Categories: News Releases

For Immediate Release POZNAN, POLAND -- A loophole in proposed schemes to tackle deforestation was exposed at the UN climate talks today. Friends of the Earth International has called on Governments to reject current plans for Reducing Emissions f...

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World Social Forum IV comes to a close

Feb. 1, 2009 / Posted by: IIlluminato / Categories: Blog

Today we saw the World Social Forum IV come to a close under rainy skies. The rain united with many tears from the public and from the assembly groups who said their goodbyes and who once more lifted their hopes for change in the world.

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Nanotechnology, Public Engagement and Human Intent

Jan. 31, 2009 / Posted by: IIlluminato / Categories: Blog

Today we held our final workshop on nantechnology. This workshop was dedicated to the issue of nanotechnology and public engagement. We talked about how important it is for the public to discuss and have decision making power in the development of...

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Nanotechnology and Worker Safety

Jan. 30, 2009 / Posted by: RConnors / Categories: Blog

Today our World Social Forum workshop focused on nanotechnology and worker safety. We listened to Brazilian worker union representatives and worker safety specialist who talked to the audience about the many risks involved in working with nanopart...

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Our First Workshop

Jan. 28, 2009 / Posted by: IIlluminato / Categories: Blog

Today we held our first workshop on the WSF's beautiful grounds by a river that connects to the Amazon forest. We organized the workshop as a space to discuss nanotechnology, public engagement and the technologies novel risks for humans and the en...

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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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