As well as revealing the slogan for the year, “Co-operative enterprises build a better world”, he discusses the three key messages which will be embedded in the year-long campaign spearheaded by the ICA.
With the approach of the United Nations 2012 International Year of Co-operatives Charles Gould, Director-General of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), talks about the plans to exploit the opportunities which the international year brings to co-operatives.
CFTC Commissioner: “A Hair Trigger Away from Economic Calamity”
Bart Chilton: Wall Street lobbyists trying to slow down trading regulations and defund Commission
Development economics expert Ha-Joon Chang dispels the myths and prejudices that have come to dominate our understanding of how the world works in a lecture at the RSA.
A correct fiscal policy by itself cannot tackle the structural problems that have brought about the current crisis. It can only create the space in which we make the real reforms, especially financial reform. Without such a reform we will not overcome this crisis satisfactorily nor avoid similar, and possibly even bigger, crises in the future.
Rob Johnson: For GOP and Dems easier to make people pay for crisis than confront big campaign funders
Rob Johnson: Austerity policies in Europe threaten a deformation of democracy and the rise of ultra-nationalist forces. Source: The Real News
Murdoch Henchman Responsible for Climate-Gate?
The so-called “Climate-Gate” controversy — in which e-mails about Global Warming were stolen from researchers at Britain’s University of East Anglia in November, 2009 — now turns out to bear the stamp of Neil Wallis, one of the key figures in Murdoch’s hacking of the phones, voicemails, and other electronic communications of thousands of people. Keith unearths the truth with Joe Romm, editor of ClimateProgress.org.
The Murdoch Phone-Hacking Scandal may have just metastasized. The so-called “Climate-Gate” controversy – in which e-mails about global warming were stolen from researchers at Britain’s University of East Anglia in November, 2009 – now turns out to bear the stamp of Neil Wallis, one of the key figures in Murdoch’s hacking of the phones, voicemails, and other electronic communications of thousands of people.
Wallis is unique in this scandal. He had been the Executive Editor of Murdoch’s News Of The World when hacking was at its peak. Yet in 2009 he wound up being hired by the police as a public relations consultant while the police investigated the hacking scandal. And he wound up spying for Murdoch’s people on what Scotland Yard was investigating.
Wallis was, as the New York Times put it, “reporting back to News International while he was working for the police on the hacking case.”
Source: Reader Supported News
Money is supposed to be our servant, but it has become our master. A major step in liberating ourselves is the recognition that “we are all in this together,” that the entire web of life is based on intricate patterns of co-dependence and symbiosis. Devoted to the liberation of money and credit, and the restoration of the commons. Thomas H. Greco, Jr. author of “The End of Money and the Future of Civilization” published by Chelsea Green. Source: Beyond Money
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Activist to Grassroots – Tony Andersen Klimaforum co-founder
In Activists to Grassroots, Tony discusses how activists need to start working with grassroots and create a new hybrid radical activist-grassroots persona.
Tony Andersen, co-founder of the Danish civil-society climate justice conference, Klimaforum, gave two talks at Klimaforum09: Activist to Grassroots, and 10 000 Trees: A Practical Strategy for Climate Change.
Tony Andersen, Klimaforum co-founder, gives a presentation and workshop at Klimaforum09 in Copenhagen, December 2009 during the COP15 climate circus.
- THE 1 TON CO2 10.000 TREES PROJECT – overview of the problem and the solution
- Permaculture – the idea, practice and global and local success
- Climate Change – the massive catastrophic problem
- Carbon sink – a new category for locking, permanently ecology as carbon sinks in forest and soil
- More than 10,000 TREES per. person per. lifetime – a requirement for local-global perennial polycultural replanting
- Less than 1 TON CO2 pr. person pr. year – global energy descent and emissions reductions targets
- The U.N. Climate Conference 2009 / COP 15- the failure of the official process, danger of carbon finance
- Parallel activist and grassroots Conference – Klimaforum as user-centered permaculture design
- The Permaculture network – massively expanding a global, democratic, locally-controlled permaculture network