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Blog Highlight: TripleCrisis – Global Perspectives on Finance, Development, and Environment
April 22, 2010
Economists engaged in global dialogue around how crises in these three areas interact, and how they can collectively be solved.  Go…

Join a Funders Delegation to USSF 2010
February 11, 2010
Inspired by the World Social Forum process, the US Social Forum is a unique space within which grassroots networks are building a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational, diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement, seeking solutions to the economic and ecological crises that confront us. The forum is not a conference but rather a remarkable event within an extraordinary process of building political consciousness for a progressive way forward. Funders concerned with issues as diverse as human rights, equity, the environment, poverty, community development, economic justice, immigration and social movement organizing are invited to participate in our delegation to this important gathering.

Stop private firms exploiting poor states
February 5, 2010 – Kevin Gallagher, The Guardian
A Cafta provision means a mining corporation can sue El Salvador for its gold. Obama can stop this from happening again.  Go…

Obama’s “Copenhagen Accord” – UNFCCC turns to WTO?
January 4, 2010 – Victor Menotti, International Forum on Globalization
President Obama’s proposed “Copenhagen Accord” aims to shift from developed to developing countries the balance of “common but differentiated responsibilities” that have been bedrock principles of equity in the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reaffirmed in the 2007 Bali Action Plan’s carefully constructed negotiating mandate for the Copenhagen conference.  Go…

Copenhagen Is Not Just About Climate Change — It’s About the What Kind of People We Want to Be
December 15, 2009 – George Monbiot, Monbiot.com
This is the moment at which we turn and face ourselves. Here, in the plastic corridors and crowded stalls, among impenetrable texts and withering procedures, humankind decides what it is and what it will become. It chooses whether to continue living as it has done, until it must make a wasteland of its home, or to stop and redefine itself. This is about much more than climate change. This is about us.