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Climate battle moves to Bolivia
April 25, 2010 – Martin Khor, The Star Online (Malaysia)
In Cochabamba in the Andean mountains, whose glaciers are melting, a people’s climate conference was held last week that invigorated the spirit of social and political leaders to intensify the battle against climate change.  Go…

BOLIVIA – “Living Well” in Harmony with the Environment
April 20, 2010 – Franz Chávez, Inter Press Service (IPS)
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia – The philosophy of “Living Well” enshrined in Bolivia’s new constitution is being put forward by the government as the basis for a global movement against consumerism, depredation of natural resources for profit, and current models of development.  Go…

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.  Go…

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.