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The Impasse on Progressive Action to Address Climate Change: A Southern Perspective from People’s Movements

24 February 2015 

Last week in New Delhi, we participated in an interactive session to discuss recent international climate negotiations and talks, as well as to gather perspectives from activists on their analysis and approach towards overcome challenges in grounding the climate crisis and its alternatives within issues confronting common people. 

You can stream the discussion on Soundcloud through the following links:

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Letter protesting murder of land rights activist in Southern Thailand

16th February 2015 

 

Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister Office

Government House, 1 Pissanulok Road

Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand

 

Subject: Murder of Mr. Chai Bunthonglek in Klong Sai Pattana, Suranthhani Province, Thailand

His Excellency General Prayuth Cha-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand

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Making Agroecology Viable for Small Farmers: Experiences from the Field

This booklet is the second in the series on small and marginal farmers in India (following Where Have all the Small Farmers Gone?) and presents the advantages of agroecological practices.

We travelled far and wide to understand how farmers are growing what they want to grow, preserving indigenous varieties of seeds, eating nutritious and healthy food, increasing the quantity of their produce and making profits by selling in markets. 

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Philippines TV to air Focus on the Global South's short films to commemorate EDSA People Power Anniversary

6th February 2015

This month, the Philippines is commemorating the 29th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, which led to the peaceful overthrow of the Marcos regime in 1986.

The Knowledge Channel in the Philippines will once again be airing the collection of videos that Focus on the Global South produced on EDSA to tell the stories of people who were part of or had been associated with EDSA's historic events.

The Knowledge Channel programme schedule is as follows:

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Is the Philippines Squandering Its Moral Authority on Climate Change?

With its exposure to extremely violent typhoons that have taken thousands of lives, the Philippines has become the poster child for the malevolent effects of climate change. This has conferred a kind of moral authority on the Philippine delegations to the climate talks over the last few years.

Thus it’s not surprising that a drastic sudden shift in the country’s climate policy has drawn much international attention and comment. In many ways, these changes are illustrative of the dilemmas and issues that many developing countries grapple with as they cope with the climate crisis.

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Access Delayed = Access Denied: Trade and Struggles for Access to Medicines

Access Delayed = Access Denied: Trade, Intellectual Property Rights and Peoples' Struggle for Access to Medicines in Southeast Asia

A report from Focus on the Global South and EU-ASEAN FTA Network - click to download PDF (3 MB)

 

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