Tag Archives: Durban

Illegal evictions sully Mandela’s legacy

Just when Mandela has passed, the African National Congress is not even ashamed of the lives the poor are living, or the fact that the residents of Cato Crest will spend Christmas on the street. Continue reading

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Deadly South African evictions

Deadly South African evictions Continue reading

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Durban climate summit: sellout, revolt

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Durban climate summit: sellout, revolt “2020 is too late to wait!” rang out the words of Abigail Borah, a 21-year-old college student/activist from Vermont. She was interrupting U.S. climate negotiator … Continue reading

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January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters now available on the web

New issue is available on the web. News & Letters, Vol. 57, No. 1 January-February 2012 You may view this issue of News & Letters in pdf form here Lead Widening labor and peasant revolts threaten Chinese rulers Protests began in September … Continue reading

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Climate change: Durban’s emptiness echoes Copenhagen’s disaster

As yet another UN conference on climate change dissolves into meaninglessness (no surprise there), a barrage of news underscores the urgency of the problems that are being given little more than lip service.  Examples: New perils seen to even modest … Continue reading

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Big nations fiddle while climate heats up, poor starve

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Big nations fiddle while climate heats up, poor starve You don’t need a weatherman to know the wind has blown in another year of disasters: record flooding of the Lower … Continue reading

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