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Exclusive: Elizabeth May: A climate of distrust in Copenhagen

On Dec. 15, 2009 - hundreds of registered NGOs were abruptly denied entry to the Bella Centre, where the Cophenhagen 15 UN Climate Summit was taking place.

rabble.ca was one of those denied organizations -- but in line, ran into Elizabeth May, who gave her views on the talks, the movement, and Canada's position there-in.

Elizabeth May is the leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Exclusive: Bill McKibben of 350.org at COP15: 'Canada is as big as a carbon criminal as the world has'

On Dec. 15, 2009 - hundreds of registered NGOs were abruptly denied entry to the Bella Centre, where the Cophenhagen 15 UN Climate Summit was taking place.

rabble.ca was one of those denied organizations -- but in line, ran into Bill McKibben who gave his views on the talks, the movement, and Canada's position there-in.

Bill McKibben is an author, environmental activist and co-founder of www.350.org - an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis.

The number "350" refers to the parts per million of CO2 that scientists have identified as the safe upper limit in our atmosphere.

 

Thousands march, 600+ arrested at COP15 climate conference

rabbletv on location gives you an inside look at the protests for climate justice at the UN Copenhagen Climate Conference. 600 marchers were detained in a much-criticized pre-emptive action to limit police-predicted conflict.

Watch the rebroadcast of the CLIFF opening ceremony

On Nov. 22 at 4:00 PM EST, rabbletv broadcast live the opening of CLIFF (Canadian Labour Film Festival). Click here to find out all about CLIFF.

Click here to watch.

Honduran elections exposed

Honduran coup regime's claims about 60 per cent turnout at "free and fair" elections is revealed as fraud. Also implicated in the video are the wide array of media outlets and governments that have unquestioningly accepted the electoral data of a regime that overthrew the last elected president.

Produced by Jesse Freeston for the Real News Network, on location in Honduras.

Messages to Obama: Escalation in the Afghanistan War

President Obama has decided to send more than 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan, at a cost of more than $100 billion/year. But America cannot afford a war that does not make us safer, and Congress has the power to stop the escalation. Vote NO on any spending bill that would send more troops to Afghanistan."

Thousands of students march for a poverty-free Ontario

In Toronto on Nov.5, thousands of students braved the cold and hale to march for a Poverty-Free Ontario. This video was filmed and created by Alex Lisman, Michael Connolly and Mike Yam and features China Syndrome from The Sister Wives.

Interview with co-founder of Breaking the Silence

Micha Kurz co-founded Breaking the Silence, an organization that collects stories from members of the Israel Defense Forces (compulsory in Israel for young men and women) who served in the occupied territories. Kurz served in the IDF during the second intifada, and his experiences led him to work against the occupation and treatment of Palestinians. Part 1 of 2.

GRITtv with Laura Flanders brings participatory democracy onto your computer screen and into your living room, bridging the gap between audience and advocates. Watch any show, at any time: http://grittv.org

Afta NAFTA: Competing visions for North America

Watch the full session of "Afta NAFTA: competing visions for North America," a panel series moderated by Stuart Trew, Trade Campaigner, The Council of Canadians, with:  Manuel Perez Rocha, director of The NAFTA Plus & SPP Advocacy Project, Institute for Policy Studies, & executive member of the Mexican Action Network on Free Trade Katherine Ozer, executive director of the National Family Farm Coalition John Foster, The North-South Institute.

Organized by The Council of Canadians and Common Frontiers November 2, 2009, Trinity-St. Pauls United Church, Toronto.

Click here to watch the full session.

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Clinton, Goldstone and true cost of the occupation

The Real News reports:

After US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Jerusalem this weekend, the US-mediated peace talks threaten to collapse. Meanwhile Israel ramps up its occupation of the Palestinian Territories. The Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported last Friday that at least 11 locations within settlement colonies in the West Bank are escalating construction in order to alter "facts on the ground."

In October, the joint Israeli-Palestinian organization, Alternative Information Center, organized a conference on the economy of the Israeli occupation in Bethlehem. The Real News' Lia Tarachansky attended and spoke to the AIC's Shir Hever about the real costs of maintaining Israel's occupation.

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