Monthly Archives: April 2010

Extract the rights from mother earth

Setbacks for environmental campaigners in Brazil and Alaska illustrate why the idea of earth rights advocated by the Bolivian president, Evo Morales, deserves serious consideration. But last week’s People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth has been widely ignored by western media.

Bolivia stirs up politics of climate change

At last we can engage in stimulating debate about climate change. The World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba offers a breath of fresh air in its radical agenda.

Trafficking, insurgency and globalisation in India

There are social and economic connections between the Naxalite assault in Chhattisgarh and the unresolved problem of human trafficking of sex slaves to Mumbai. Is globalisation a common contributory factor?

Adaptation angst in The Gambia

The Gambia may be small country but its National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) includes some interesting perspectives on climate change. Is adaptation really any different from poverty reduction?

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