My Bookmarx 04/24/2010
24 أبريل 2010 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Bolivia climate summit ends with Earth Day celebration | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today’s News from Egypt
“The World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth came to an end yesterday, as delegates in Cochabamba, Bolivia gathered for the closing ceremonies to mark Earth Day.”
ver 100 countries around the world were represented, including more than 40 official government delegations and thousands of activists and representatives of various social movements.
The conference consisted of 17 working groups which discussed concrete proposals: a declaration of rights for the protection of the environment, a climate justice tribunal to hold violators legally accountable, climate debt schemes to compensate under-emitting countries for damage caused to their ecosystems by global warming, and a global referendum on climate change.
Muslim driver fined for wearing veil | World news | The Guardian
“Woman, 31, accuses French police of attacking her freedom after she was fined for wearing a niqab while driving in Nantes”
From Bilin to Beit Jala – Blog Post
“The past two days witnessed further Israeli war crimes from shooting at unarmed protesters in Gaza, to destruction of land and property, and to raids in the middle of the night. But we also had a good first day of the International conference in Bil’in. “
Think Progress » Senate Budget Committee Proposes Slashing State And Foreign Aid Budgets While Increasing Pentagon Funding
“In his 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama called for a “non-security” discretionary spending freeze to help bring down the deficit. “
On a party-line vote of 12 to 10 yesterday, the Senate Budget Committee approved “a $3.7 trillion budget blueprint
” that goes further than Obama’s plan by “slicing $9.5 billion from discretionary spending in fiscal year 2011.” Under the Senate Budget Committee blueprint, approximately half of the savings would come from dramatic cuts to the budgets of the State Department and other international aid programs. Nevertheless, the committee decided to actually increase the Defense Department’s funding
“Planet or Death!” — Bolivian President Evo Morales’ Courageous Speech at World People’s Conference on Climate Change | News & Politics | AlterNet
Bolivian President Evo Morales seems testier today than when he told me during a 2007 interview, “For 500 years, we have had patience.”
Naomi Klein: A New Climate Movement in Bolivia : Climate and Capitalism
Bolivia’s enthusiastic commitment to participatory democracy may well prove the summit’s most important contribution … the end result was the most transformative and radical vision so far.
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