South Africa: Licenced to Kill By Richard Pithouse

22 July 2013 — The South African Civil Society Information Service

Last week Inigo Gilmore’s documentary, South Africa’s Dirty Cops, was screened on British television. It deals with the torture and murder that have become common at the hands of the South African police and includes an examination of the two most high profile cases of political violence on the part of our police in recent years – the murder of Andries Tatane in Ficksburg in April 2011 and the Marikana Massacre in August last year.

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Sequesters To Trim Government Debt; Malls Raise Consumer Debt for The “Sheeple” By Danny Schechter

4 March 2013 — Media Channel

Durban, South Africa: Back in 2002, South Africa hosted a UN environmental Summit on sustainability. It drew a rag tag army of green activists from all over the world, many excited to visit the now free South Africa that they fought for through the apartheid years, and hoping to meet members of the liberation movement led by Nelson Mandela.

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Video: Neoliberalizing Nature and Privatizing the Air By Patrick Bond

7 January, 2013The Real News Network

 

Patrick Bond: In 2013 bankers will increase their efforts to make money out of the climate crisis and put a dollar value on everything

 

Bio

Patrick Bond is the Director of the Center for Civil Society and Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Bond is the author and editor of the recently released books, Politics of Climate Justice and Durban’s Climate Gamble. (inc. transcript) Continue reading this...

The commodification of crap and South Africa’s toilet apartheid By Patrick Bond

5 December, 2012 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Durban — The December 3-6, 2012World Toilet Summit offers an opportunity to contemplate how we curate our crap. Increasingly the calculus seems to be cash, generating contradictions ranging from local to global scales, across race, gender, generation and geography. Nowhere are they more evident than in the host city, my hometown of Durban. We’ve suffered an 18-year era of neoliberal-nationalist malgovernance including toilet apartheid, in the wake of more than 150 years of colonialism and straight racial-apartheid.

After the Durban climate talks: State and Market Climate Failures Amplified by Civil Society Failure Patrick Bond

12 March 2012 — The Bullet • A Socialist Project e-Bulletin No. 604

In 2007, former World Bank chief economist Nick Stern termed climate change the worst “market failure” in history – since those who pollute with greenhouse gases are not charged, and since they threaten future generations and vast swathes of natural life – and at that moment, even the 1991 ravings of another former World Bank chief economist, Larry Summers, made sense.

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Media Lens: ‘A Death Sentence For Africa’

16 December, 2011 — Media Lens

The Durban Climate Deal And Eight Corporate Media Unmentionables

The UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa, ended with one of those marathon all-night cliffhanger negotiations that the media love so much. The outcome was a commitment to talk about a legally-binding deal to cut carbon emissions – by both developed and developing countries – that would be agreed by 2015 and come into effect by 2020. It was about as tortuous and vague as that sounds.

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#Occupy the World Newslinks 12-14 December 2011

14 December 2011 — williambowles.info

14 December 2011
Class Consciousness Is Back
In These Times Today at 10:00
Multiple times and on multiple days, my local NPR station actually used the ‘c’ word on the air. No, not that ‘c’ word–it was ‘class.’ Yes, that most unmentionable of topics: socio-economic class and how it determines the fate of millions of Americans.”

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IPS News 12 December 2011: Agreement for New Global Treaty To Reduce Emissions

12 December 20911 — IPS

Agreement for New Global Treaty To Reduce Emissions
By Stephen Leahy
DURBAN, South Africa, Dec 11 (IPS) ? The world is increasingly committed to dangerous levels of global warming with yet another failure by nations of the world to agree to needed reductions in carbon emissions here in Durban. However, as the 17th Conference of Parties ended early Sunday morning, members did agree to talk about a new global treaty to reduce emissions. Continue Reading

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PAMBAZUKA NEWS 560 5 December 2011: LINKS AND RESOURCES

5 December 2011 – Pambazuka News

The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa
Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839
CONTENTS:
1. Announcements, 2. Podcasts & Video, 3. Women & gender, 4. Human rights, 5. Refugees & forced migration, 6. Emerging powers news, 7. Elections & governance, 8. Corruption, 9. Development, 10. Health & HIV/AIDS, 11. LGBTI, 12. Environment, 13. Land & land rights, 14. Media & freedom of expression, 15. Conflict & emergencies, 16. eNewsletters & mailing lists, 17. Fundraising & useful resources, 18. Courses, seminars, & workshops, 19. Jobs

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PAMBAZUKA NEWS 560: CLIMATE APARTHEID AND THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRATISATION

2 December 2011 — Pambazuka News

The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa
Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

CONTENTS:
1. Features, 2. Announcements, 3. Comment & analysis, 4. Advocacy & campaigns, 5. Obituaries, 6. Books & arts, 7. African Writers’ Corner, 8. Cartoons

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