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Pablo Solon: What went wrong in the Global Climate Negotiations?

Pablo Solon:  What went wrong in the Global Climate Negotiations? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
By Pablo Solon In the last 20 years, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world have, instead of declining, increased, by more than a third. In 1990, GHG emissions were 37 Gigatons (Gt) of CO2...
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Leaked document reveals US-EU trade agreement threatens public health, food safety | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Leaked document reveals US-EU trade agreement threatens public health, food safety | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

A draft chapter of the U.S-EU trade agreement leaked today by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) reveals public health and food safety could be at risk, according to an accompanying analysis. The leaked chapter concerns Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) issues—those surrounding food safety and animal and plant health—in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated. Only TTIP negotiators and security cleared advisors, mostly corporate representatives, can read and comment on draft negotiating texts. - See more at: http://www.iatp.org/documents/leaked-document-reveals-us-eu-trade-agreement-threatens-public-health-food-safety#sthash.F41OfaZY.dpuf

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Tar sands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate profit | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Tar sands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate profit | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

A new report released today from IATP takes an in-depth look at how tar sands have developed from an unconventional, inefficient energy source to the spotlight of the corporate agenda as conventional oil supplies dwindle. Tar Sands: How Trade Rules Surrender Sovereignty and Extend Corporate Rights follows the development of energy policy from NAFTA up to current free trade negotiations to illustrate that while energy sources evolve, one trend remains constant: The protection of corporate profits at the expense of human rights, sovereignty and the environment. With new free trade agreements in negotiation, the time for action is here: The public needs a seat at the negotiating table. - See more at: http://www.iatp.org/blog/201408/tar-sands-trade-rules-and-the-gutting-of-human-rights-for-corporate-profit#sthash.MUJTLqg2.dpuf

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South Africa and the Changing Politics of Labour: The Demise of COSATU

South Africa and the Changing Politics of Labour: The Demise of COSATU | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The two biggest signifiers of the state of the labour movement in South Africa in 2014 are, on the one hand, a terminal crisis within what is still, formally, the biggest trade union centre -- the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), aligned to the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), and, on the other, the emergence of new workplace militancies by workers, notably the national strike wave in the second half of 2013.
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Expert Group Meeting to validate the Land Policy Initiative Communications and Advocacy Strategy

Expert Group Meeting to validate the Land Policy Initiative Communications and Advocacy Strategy | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
A two-day Experts’ Group Meeting to validate the Communications and Advocacy Strategy for the Land Policy Initiative was held 21-22 Aug in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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An Open Letter: today I celebrated my last meal in prison until I achieve my freedom

An Open Letter: today I celebrated my last meal in prison until I achieve my freedom | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
At 4 p.m. today, I celebrated with my colleagues my last meal in prison. 
I have decided—when I saw my father fighting against death locked in a body that was no longer subject to his will—to start an open hunger strike until I achieve my ...
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Hands Up: #JusticeForMikeBrown: Movement launches new website

Hands Up: #JusticeForMikeBrown: Movement launches new website | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

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EXCLUSIVE: Machar Rebels Plan to Capture Juba

EXCLUSIVE: Machar Rebels Plan to Capture Juba | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

Dr Riek Machar’s rebels are planning a major offensive against the South Sudan government army if a peace agreement is not signed by August 28, a senior official tells Chimpreports.

The SPLM/A-In Opposition started drawing a masterplan for a fully-fledged military operation as early June after President Salva Kiir said he was not ready to relinquish his position as the country’s president.

“We cannot remain rebels forever just like LRA. If we can’t sign the peace deal to form a transitional government without Kiir as President, the guns will start roaring on the morning of August 28,” said a source in South Sudan’s rebel movement, preferring anonymity so as to speak freely.


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Fresh fighting erupts near Tripoli's airport road

Fresh fighting erupts near Tripoli's airport road | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Fresh fighting erupts near Tripoli's airport road

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Dr. Paul Farmer on African Ebola Outbreak: Growing Inequality in Global Healthcare at Root of Crisis

Dr. Paul Farmer on African Ebola Outbreak: Growing Inequality in Global Healthcare at Root of Crisis | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
As the death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak nears 1,400, two American missionaries who received experimental drugs and top-notch healthcare have been released from the hospital. We spend the hour with Partners in Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer discussing what can be done to stop the epidemic and the need to build local healthcare capacity, not just an emergency response. "The Ebola outbreak, which is the largest in history that we know about, is merely a reflection of the public health crisis in Africa, and it’s about the lack of staff, stuff and systems that could protect populations, particularly those living in poverty, from outbreaks like this or other public health threats," says Farmer, who has devoted his life to improving the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. He is a professor at Harvard Medical School and currently serves as the special adviser to the United Nations on community-based medicine. He has written several books including, "Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues."
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Move to promote responsible agricultural investments in Africa

Move to promote responsible agricultural investments in Africa | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
This pan-African parliamentarian campaign against land grabbing by investors from developed countries is the brainchild of Mr Sisa Njikelana, former member of the South African Parliament
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Zim firm to invest $500m in Luapula province, Zambia

Zim firm to invest $500m in Luapula province, Zambia | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Zimbabwean company, Greenfuels, has acquired 30,000 hectares of land for a sugar cane plantation in Kawambwa’s Luena farm block.
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“NO to ProSavana Campaign”: Mozambicans seek regional solidarity

“NO to ProSavana Campaign”: Mozambicans seek regional solidarity | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
UNAC, the Mozambique Union of Farmers, a member of La Via Campesina regionalises its “NO To ProSavana” campaign at the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) People’s Summit in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
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'This is the Story of Power in this Country': Ferguson, Institutionalized Racism and the Militarization of Police

'This is the Story of Power in this Country': Ferguson, Institutionalized Racism and the Militarization of Police | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Last week, after days of violent police rampages in Ferguson, Missouri, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Michigan) said the Senate will "review" the Defense Department program that gives military weapons and equipment to civilian police departments for free. It took five apocalyptic nights in Ferguson for Levin to make that statement, but the national dialogue on the militarization of police has begun.
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Whose Century Is It?: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Food and the “21st-Century Trade Agreement”

Whose Century Is It?: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Food and the “21st-Century Trade Agreement” | Daraja.net | Scoop.it

In the final year of the George W. Bush presidency, the U.S. entered into negotiations to establish a gargantuan new trade deal. The negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) currently involve 12 countries—Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States—together comprising 40 percent of the world economy and a third of global trade.1 In pro-TPP rhetoric, the deal is marketed as a “21st-century trade agreement.”2 But the deal isn’t as futuristic as its boosters want you to believe; rather, it’s a massive double down on the strategies and philosophies of NAFTA and other 20th-century free trade agreements. And like those earlier deals, TPP has the potential to impact agriculture and food systems on a large scale. There isn’t a single TPP chapter on agriculture in TPP; rather, issues impacting food and agriculture are scattered throughout the deal. With that in mind, here are the issues that characterize the TPP so far: - See more at: http://www.iatp.org/documents/whose-century-is-it-the-trans-pacific-partnership-food-and-the-%E2%80%9C21st-century-trade-agreeme#sthash.yoYDYHae.dpuf

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OpEdNews Article: Article: The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria

OpEdNews Article: Article: The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Now the Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed "Bomb Assad!" campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad -- the very same side the U.S. has been arming over the last two years.

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Constitutional Crisis: Of What and for Whom?

Constitutional Crisis: Of What and for Whom? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
If the publicly expressed opinions of many opposition politicians, lawyers, academics, journalists and political commentators are to be believed then South Africa has already had several constitutional crises and there are more hovering on the horizon. Most of these supposed constitutional crises have certainly involved a range of attitudes, behaviour and activities that are of genuine and serious concern in any democracy. However, they are more representative of classic institutional and political battles in a young democracy. They also represent the shenanigans and interests of political and economic elites with the vast majority of citizens being relegated to bystanders. As such, they cannot be labelled as real constitutional crises.
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Saudi investments in Sudan poised to exceed SR48.7bn

Saudi investments in Sudan poised to exceed SR48.7bn | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Khartoum Region will capture 30 percent of the $13 billion in Saudi investments, which are primarily focused on agriculture and mining says a senior official at the Sudanese Higher Council of Investment.
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Can South Africas Courts Help the Fight for Social Justice?

Can South Africas Courts Help the Fight for Social Justice? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The view that courts should decide what government policy should be is not only anti-democratic because it wants unelected judges to dictate to elected politicians. It also removes the most important weapon that poor people have - their ability to act to change the world. The first task of a court, which takes social and economic rights seriously, is to empower people to claim rights themselves. The missionary zeal of those who want the court to decide what poor people should get is not only patronising – it is sure to set the fight against poverty back.
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Historic ruling: Judge orders anti-gay Scott Lively to stand trial for crimes against humanity

Historic ruling: Judge orders anti-gay Scott Lively to stand trial for crimes against humanity | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Extremist anti-gay US pastor is accused of engineering the Uganda 'Kill The Gays' bill, saying LGBT people are the 'new Nazis' and recommending Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws
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Libyan armed group posts video of stadium execution

Libyan armed group posts video of stadium execution | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI: An armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty said Friday highlighted the country’s descent into lawlessness.

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From Gaza to Ferguson: Exposing the Toolbox of Racist Repression

From Gaza to Ferguson: Exposing the Toolbox of Racist Repression | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
From the death and destruction in Israel’s latest war on Gaza to the dramatic arrival of the national guard on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, there have been plenty of brutal reminders on display of the violence that underpins racial hierarchies in Israel and the United States.
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Ethiopie: la distraction du PM Hailemariam Desalegn pour camoufler les graves problèmes internes du pays

Ethiopie: la distraction du PM Hailemariam Desalegn pour camoufler les graves problèmes internes du pays | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Les récents commentaires de Desalegn concernant l’Érythrée servent à détourner l’attention des graves problèmes internes du régime éthiopien, dont l'accaparement des terres.
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Land Grab and the false promise of food security

Land Grab and the false promise of food security | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
One can only speculate why the secretive government of Ethiopia is giving away the country’s fertile land to foreign agribusinesses.
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Continued judicial harassment against Mr. Nasako Besingi

Continued judicial harassment against Mr. Nasako Besingi | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders calls upon the authorities of Cameroon to put an end to all acts of harassment against Besingi and all other human rights defenders in Cameroon.
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Africa's Free Trade Hangover

Africa's Free Trade Hangover | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Why African leaders have growing doubts about the virtues of free trade.
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