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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Citizen Leadership at Cochabamba Climate Negotiations

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Environmental advocates from around the world gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia, this week and resolved that, a year from now, they would hold a world’s people referendum on climate change to marshal support for the rights of the planet. Although it is hoped that some states will cooperate, the participation of governments…

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COP15 Free-Fall

This morning two NGO’s, Friends of the Earth and Avaaz, had their access to the Bella Center completely shut off, sparing a protests and a sit-in at the entrance. Hundreds of demonstrators from outside marched toward the Bella calling for the UN conference to be a “people’s assembly” and demanding “climate justice” through an aggressive and equatable deal to be…

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