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November 2009 Blog Posts (50)

In a month, the world's leaders must act - Hedegaard

By Michael de Laine, the Copenhagen voice, 8 November 2009



The climate meeting in Barcelona made progress but did not remove all the stones on the road to COP15 in Copenhagen next month. The time for treading water will soon be over and the world's leaders must then act.



“It would be wrong to say that Barcelona removed all the stones on the road to Copenhagen,” Danish Climate and Energy Minister Connie Hedegaard said in a comment at the close on Friday of the… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on November 8, 2009 at 15:37 — No Comments

Governments can and must deliver strong Copenhagen deal - UNFCC Executive Secretary

From the UNFCC, Barcelona, 6 November 2009



The last negotiating session before the historic UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December concluded Friday in Barcelona, Spain.



Speaking at a press conference in Barcelona, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer reiterated that Copenhagen must result in a strong international climate change deal.



“Copenhagen can and must be the turning point in the international fight against climate change -… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on November 8, 2009 at 15:09 — No Comments

Missing the Copenhagen deadline for an ambitious COP15 outcome will be 'failure' - Danish PM

By Michael de Laine, the Copenhagen Voice, 8 November 2009



There is a strong political momentum towards an ambitious outcome at the UNFCCC climate conference in Copenhagen next month, and there a real dedication among leaders that we need such an outcome, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen told the finance ministers of the G20 group of the world's economies. “It will be a failure if we miss this deadline,” he added.



Addressing the finance ministers of the… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on November 8, 2009 at 15:00 — No Comments

Legislator Dave Denenberg Talks about Climate Change



Legislator Dave Denenberg, who represents the 19th district in Nassau County on Long Island, N.Y., discusses the environment and shares what local communities can do to reduce their impact, as well as his perspective on the upcoming UN climate conference in Copenhagen this December.



Rose: This is Rose Spaziani, the NYC correspondent for The Copenhagen Voice, cphvoice.com. I’m here today at the Merrick Train Station on Long Island to talk to Dave… Continue

Added by Rose Spaziani on November 8, 2009 at 5:52 — No Comments

Torture and the media's role in exposing it

By Michael de Laine, the Copenhagen Voice, 6 November 2009



Abu Ghraib, Bagram and Guantanamo Bay – three detention centres run by the US military in the past eight years, where prisoners have been tortured in the fight against terrorism.



The media has long played a role in uncovering the excesses of government and military intervention, and media coverage of torture, interrogation processes, special renditions and individual businesses' involvement does not please the… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on November 6, 2009 at 21:50 — 1 Comment

New Global Dialogue Prize awarded to Iranians Dariush Shayegan and Mohammed Khatami

From the arrangers of the Global Dialogue Prize, 5 November 2009



The inaugural Global Dialogue Prize of 500,000 Danish kroner (approximately US$100,000) is to be awarded to the philosopher Dariush Shayegan for developing the idea of a “dialogue among civilizations” and to the philosopher and former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami for his further development and promotion of this idea within the United Nations and other international policy organizations.



The aim of the… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on November 5, 2009 at 14:20 — No Comments

USA POET Leroy Moore performs tonight at Cafe Retro in Copenhagen, Denmark Read below!!

Leroy Moore from California USA will be doing his Krip-Hop poetry at Cafe Retro in Copenhagen, Denmark tonight at 9pm.



LEROY FRANKLIN MOORE JR. is a Co-Founder and Community Relations Director of Sins Invalid www.sinsinvalid.org. As a Black writer, poet, hip-hop/music lover, community activist, feminist and consultant on race and disability with a physical disability, he has been sharing his perspectives on identity, race, and disability… Continue

Added by Leroy F. Moore Jr. on November 5, 2009 at 11:22 — No Comments

All Iranians wanting change support Green Movement - Mohsen Makhmalbaf

By Michael de Laine, The Copenhagen Voice, 4 November 2009



“We don’t have bread, we don’t have water - what do we want atoms for?”



According to Mohsen Makhmalbaf, that is what the Iranians are saying about their country’s attempts to enrich uranium for power generation (or nuclear weapons, depending on who you believe). And the comments are symptomatic of the popular dissatisfaction with the regime in Iran after the controversial re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on November 4, 2009 at 14:21 — No Comments

Crime Of Centuries By Adam Horatio Tromboli

Secretary of DHS Janet Napolitano spoke at DIIS yesterday about combating trafficking in persons. Here, Adam Trimboli gives a read-out of how he experienced the event.





There’s always a hubbub of expectancy at these things --a bit like a theater lobby before a big show. People drift in, scan the room for acquaintances, exchange hugs (air kisses are the preserve of Brits and Americans) and back slaps as they sip the world’s weakest coffee from form-pressed plastic… Continue

Added by foxylens on November 4, 2009 at 7:00 — No Comments

Europe is wasting its "Obama Moment" - European Council on Foreign Relations

From the European Council on Foreign Relations, 2 November 2009



Europe has the US president it wished for, but Barack Obama lacks the strong transatlantic partner he wants. Obama has already lost patience with a Europe lacking coherence and purpose, say two analysts in a new report.



As European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) analyst Nick Witney and Jeremy Shapiro from the Brookings Institution warn in ECFR's latest report, 'Towards a post-American Europe: a… Continue

Added by Michael de Laine on November 2, 2009 at 10:36 — No Comments

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