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    Governor defends economic plan as first year closes

    31 December 2009
    In the media

    Passing government tasks to the private sector is not a guarantee of a fiscal payoff for government or the optimization of services for the public.

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    Copenhagen cop out

    Praful Bidwai
    30 December 2009
    Article

    It is apparent to everyone that the Copenhagen Accord is a travesty of what the world needs to avert climate change.

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    Climate after Copenhagen

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    28 December 2009
    Article

    The reason for the failure in Copenhagen is clear - rather than discuss coordinated efforts, countries lobbied for their particular interests. Everything now depends on individual states and their respective blocs.

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    How to cure the post-Copenhagen hangover

    Patrick Bond
    28 December 2009
    Article

    Copenhagen unveiled that the leading southern countries are willing accomplices in climate crime to the rich nations, while the hope remains with the rising power of the climate justice movements.

  5. Climate Justice protesters reclaim power as UN talks dither

    Oscar Reyes
    17 December 2009
    Article

    With ministers and heads of states arriving in Copenhagen, protests surrounded the climate change conference venue, while negotiations remained blocked.

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    What is cap and trade?

    Oscar Reyes
    17 December 2009

    Cap and trade interprets climate change into the language of neo-liberal economics. Instead we need to rethink our trade system and rethink how we produce and consume goods.

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    Almost one year: Assessment

    Saul Landau
    17 December 2009
    Article

    We have made the transition from a President who both horrified and amused us to one who simply disappoints.

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    Police gas waves of climate demos

    17 December 2009
    In the media

    The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change denied entry to thousands of members of non- governmental groups.

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    Costs of C.O.P. failure tagged

    Imelda V. Abaño
    17 December 2009
    In the media

    The United Nations-backed climate-change negotiations are now in deadlock, with many key issues still unresolved, mainly on emissions cuts  and financing the developing world’s coping mechanisms.

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    Obama, an “F” in political theory

    Atilio Boron
    17 December 2009
    Article

    Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech  was not much different from the ideological tone set by Bush Jr. and his cronies.

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    Opium use increasing, say border aid workers

    Alex Ellgee
    16 December 2009
    In the media

    As the drugs are shipped to locations around the world, it's the communities in Burma and along the border that will pay the highest price, perhaps, because of the growing presence of drugs and a lack of resources to fight the problem at the local level.

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    Default in Europe

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    16 December 2009
    Article

    The Euro zone crisis cannot be staved off. A building with the bad foundation cannot be durable.

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    Climate Activists Stage Walkout of Copenhagen Conference

    16 December 2009
    In the media

    Climate campaigners staged a noisy walkout from the Copenhagen summit to protest the deadlock over a deal on climate change.

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    Harper in the hot seat

    Moira Peters
    16 December 2009
    In the media

    Canada spanked and spoofed in Copenhagen over tar sands development, resistance to global emissions targets.

  15. Dossier Orlando Letelier

    15 December 2009
    Article

    TNI dossier on Orlando Letelier, second director of TNI.

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    Copenhagen talks: “Lies, damn lies and emissions reductions pledges”

    Oscar Reyes
    15 December 2009

    A dazzling array of delegates from all over the world is in Copenhagen to hammer out a deal on tackling climate change. Oscar Reyes makes sense of the complex negotiations process.

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    How the myth of unlimited growth is destroying the planet

    Edgardo Lander
    15 December 2009

    Economic growth and continued expansion are a vital requirement for the current pattern of civilisation. We need to change this if we are to solve the climate crisis.

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    The struggle of electrical workers in Mexico goes on (Part I)

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    15 December 2009
    Article

    Despite the growing poverty and unemployment in Mexico, the current government insists on continuing the failed process of “structural reforms” by dismantling the nation's energy industry.

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    Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: Beyond Carbon Trading

    Oscar Reyes, Tamra Gilbertson
    15 December 2009
    Article

    Instead of stimulating new commodity markets, the targets and obligations placed on industrialised countries should be met domestically.

  20. Divide and rule: paving the way to an unjust deal

    Oscar Reyes
    14 December 2009
    Article

    As climate talks enter their final phase, Oscar Reyes outlines the hardball negotiating tactics being used to force a weak deal that favours industrialised nations.

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