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Naomi Klein- Climate Debt

policyalternatives

Uploaded on Feb 26, 2010

Feb. 25, 2010 – Naomi Klein gives a lecture on the issue of climate debt, organized by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives http://policyalternatives.ca

The event was media sponsored and livebroadcast by http://rabble.ca

This was the first in a series of lectures in honour of David Lewis (19091981), a leading labour lawyer, life-long social democrat, a founder of the NDP and its national leader from 1970 to 1975.

The lecture series will focus on issues that were important to David Lewis: social democracy, organized labour, and income inequality.

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The Other Debt Crisis: Climate Debt in Bolivia


Al Jazeera English

Uploaded on May 20, 2010

The climate crisis in Bolivia is not a headline or an abstraction – it is playing out in people’s lives in real time.

Melting glaciers are threatening the water supply of the country’s two biggest cities. Increasing droughts and floods are playing havoc with agriculture.

So it is no surprise that in climate negotiations, Bolivia is emerging as a leader in the global south – advancing both radical solutions and analysis that make rich countries distinctly nervous.

On this edition of Fault Lines, Avi Lewis travels to Bolivia to explore the country’s climate crusade from the inside.

It is the story of an emerging movement, based in the global south, raising questions about who owes what to whom in confronting the climate crisis.

And it is playing out in Bolivia’s epic landscape – from the tropical glaciers to the endless salt flats. A landscape that in normal times seems to mock the very idea that human beings can change the course of nature.

People featured in this film included: Nina Uma, Dirk Hoffmann, Avi Lewis, Angelica Navarro, Elyzabeth Perodo, Jim Schultz

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People & Power – The Koch Brothers


Al Jazeera English

Uploaded on Oct 27, 2011

The tycoon duo behind an ununderground campaign swinging the balance of US power towards republicans.

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People & Power – The Koch Brothers

Anti Koch

Published on Aug 24, 2012

How and why America’s billionaire Koch Brothers are spending a fortune in support of a conservative political agenda.

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Besieged Gaza denied water


Al Jazeera English

Uploaded on Mar 22, 2010

Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip has brought immense sufferings to Palestinians living in the coastal territory.

The siege even impedes the supply of water, the most basic need for human survival.

Now – 80 per cent of Gazans lack access to clean water.

The head of Gaza’s water authority says he has plans and the means to import water from other countries until self-dependency is reached, but Israel’s blockade is the only thing in the way.

Al Jazeera’s Casey Kauffman reports from Gaza.

[March 22,2010]

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Naomi Klein and Martin Khor: North-South Divide in Copenhagen over Kyoto

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Uploaded on Dec 9, 2009

Naomi Klein and Martin Khor on the Growing North-South Divide in Copenhagen over Kyoto, Climate Debt and Emission Targets

The secret draft climate agreement leaked to The Guardian newspaper yesterday sets unequal limits on per capita carbon emissions for developed and developing countries in 2050. This means that people in rich countries would be permitted to emit nearly twice as much as those in poor countries. The document also proposes a $10 billion a year fund to help developing nations cut emissions and tackle the effects of climate change. But the fund is far smaller than what many delegates say is necessary to effectively combat the effects of climate change in the most vulnerable nations.

Start Loving-wage Love or die

Uploaded on Dec 9, 2009

Naomi Klein and Martin Khor on the Growing North-South Divide in Copenhagen over Kyoto, Climate Debt and Emission Targets

The secret draft climate agreement leaked to The Guardian newspaper yesterday sets unequal limits on per capita carbon emissions for developed and developing countries in 2050. This means that people in rich countries would be permitted to emit nearly twice as much as those in poor countries. The document also proposes a $10 billion a year fund to help developing nations cut emissions and tackle the effects of climate change. But the fund is far smaller than what many delegates say is necessary to effectively combat the effects of climate change in the most vulnerable nations.

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Naomi Klein on Secret climate deal, and the rich-poor divide over climate-1/2


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Uploaded on Dec 10, 2009

This Text Is an Extremely Dangerous Document for Developing Countries: G77 Chief Condemns Secret US-Danish Climate Deal
The UN climate talks are in disarray here in Copenhagen after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will next week be asked to sign an agreement that hands more power to rich countries and sidelines the UNs role in all future climate change negotiations. Moments before we went on the air, Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, the Sudanese chair of the group of 132 developing countries known as G77, condemned the leaked document. [includes rush
transcript]

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