After Durban: We Must Pull the Emergency Brake Before the 1 Per Cent Drive Us Off the Cliff

Published on Sunday, December 18, 2011 by rabble.ca by Derrick O’Keefe On behalf of Canada, Environment Minister Peter Kent recently spent several days in Durban at the UN climate talks treating the global community like, well, shit — disrespecting her, ignoring her wishes and just generally displaying rude and selfish behaviour. But …

Families and Workers lose as Governments cut key

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 128/230611 Families and Workers lose as Governments cut key services to pay off the banks Brussels, 23 June 2011 (ITUC OnLine): Workers and their families across the globe are at the end of savage cuts to the public sector, as Governments across the …

Global Campaign to Bestow Legal Rights on Mother Earth

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by Inter Press Service Global Campaign to Bestow Legal Rights on Mother Earth by Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS – An international coalition of academics and environmental activists has launched a global campaign for the creation of a new U.N. convention to protect “mother earth”. …

ITUC OnLine – Investing in quality public services – the best alternative to austerity cuts

Investing in quality public services – the best alternative to austerity cuts (Geneva, Switzerland), 15 October 2010 (ITUC OnLine): In the face of widespread cuts to public services, leaders of private and public sector trade unions, municipal governments and civil society groups have made the unprecedented joint commitment to work …