Daily Archives: August 10, 2014

Jim Yong Kim to Vietnamese Youth: What’s Your Plan to Tackle Climate Change?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zIga_PojZQ
World Bank

Published on Aug 10, 2014

http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/v… – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim listened to a group of more than 20 young Vietnamese environmental activists sharing their initiatives on fighting climate change. He challenged them to work together to build a bigger plan to both adapt to climate change and tackle the issue that Vietnam’s carbon intensity will increase 20%.

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Counting the Cost – The US Africa summit


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 10, 2014

As Washington tries to recapture the hearts of Africa’s leaders, it might be too little too late after China’s trillion-dollar march across the continent. So what could be the role of the US in Africa?

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Greek water privatisation not part of EU deal


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 10, 2014

Greece has agreed to sell billions of dollars’ worth of public assets as part of a loan agreement with its Eurozone partners. But a court decision will prevent the privatisation of water, much to the relief of many Greeks who were dreading a hike in household bills. Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.

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Golf’s increasing popularity in China


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 10, 2014

Golf was once condemned as a bourgeois pastime by Communist leaders. But China’s new elite are taking up the game in record numbers.Rob McBride reports

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Food for Thought: US students struggle with hunger as tuition skyrockets


RT

Published on Aug 10, 2014

Skyrocketing tuition fees in America are now forcing many students to struggle to find any food for thought. So some universities are now setting up soup kitchens, to make sure their pupils can make it through the day.

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First Nations People Reclaiming Their Heritage


peakmoment

Published on Aug 10, 2014

“My full name is Pawatsqwachitl. I come from Ahousaht on the west coast of Vancouver Island.” Following the indigenous custom, Pawa Haiyupis introduced herself, her people and territory. She thanked the Coast Salish people and territory where we were videoing (Victoria, B.C.) This First Nations woman works with youth, elders and spiritual leaders to practice their culture and “activate their blood memories,” as one elder calls it. She says: “We’re going on medicine walks, we’re doing sweats in safe spaces, and we’re learning about our creation stories and sacred sites in our culture.” She gives a glimpse of a different way of relating to one another and the Earth from a culture that has been sustainable for many thousands of years. Episode 272. [hahopa.com]

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Building a Movement of Movements: Towards the Peoples Climate March in NYC

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A night of inspiring stories, lessons, and ideas from across the climate movement!

A movement of movements is growing around the Peoples Climate March this September in New York City. As United Nations Secretary Ban Ki Moon calls world leaders together for a landmark summit on climate change, we know that this is our moment for a historic march of unprecedented proportions to demand climate justice and build real solutions to the climate crisis.

As we build towards this mobilization – we want to highlight the important ongoing work and struggles happening in communities across the globe, and illuminate how climate change is a cross-cutting issue that impacts every person and every issue. And it’s our opportunity – to build a movement of movements powerful enough to transform our society – and build a world that is based on justice and sustainability at the core.

Join us in Boston to hear inspiring movement leaders, community organizers, and activists talk about these issues, and get connected to local organizing around the Peoples Climate March.

Speakers at the Boston event include:

Doors open at 6:30, Show starts at 7:30 promptly! There will be informational tables in the lobby about the PCM – including ways to join (or host) a charter bus, organize in your community, and outreach materials.

For more information on the Peoples Climate March, September 21st in NYC, visit: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

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