Archive for January, 2010

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POLICE DECLARE WAR OF ATTRITION ON CALAIS MIGRANTS

January 22, 2010

– Fifty police officers in riot gear crack down on peaceful protest by
migrants demanding respect for basic rights

– Officers declare orders to destroy all migrant shelters in the area

– Escalation in repressive tactics leave migrants with nowhere to go

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What Happens After Copenhagen (by Nitin Sethi, from Times of India)

January 11, 2010

The high-octane Copenhagen climate talks may have ended but
global negotiations are going to get into a greater frenzy in 2010. To be
on top of the game, the BASIC four countries — China, India, South Africa
and Brazil — are going to meet in January itself to sort out common
positions ahead of the frenzied formal talks that are bound to run through
the year.
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Refugee Blues by W. H. Auden

January 5, 2010

One of the greatest poems ever, written by W. H. Auden:

Refugee Blues by W. H. Auden

Say this city has ten million souls,
Some are living in mansions, some are living in holes:
Yet there’s no place for us, my dear, yet there’s no place for us.

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India’s missteps at Copenhagen (By Darryl D’Monte, taken from India Together)

January 1, 2010

http://www.indiatogether.org/2009/dec/env-copen.htm


CLIMATE SUMMIT

India’s missteps at Copenhagen
The contrast between the stand taken by India at Copenhagen and at the earlier UN Earth summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 couldn’t have been starker, writes Darryl D’Monte.

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