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Naomi Klein issues Haiti disaster capitalism alert

Journalist and author Naomi Klein spoke in New York last night and addressed the crisis in Haiti: “We have to be absolutely clear that this tragedy -- which is part natural, part unnatural -- must, under no circumstances, be used to, one, further indebt Haiti and, two, to push through unpopular corporatist policies in the interest of our corporations. This is not conspiracy theory. They have done it again and again.”

Gimme Gold! The IOC Song (Vancouver Version)

From http://iocsong.com/:


As part of its spending spree for the 2010 Olympics, the British Columbia government found a BILLION DOLLARS* for a new Vancouver Convention Centre ($400 million over budget).

But they say there’s no more money for Women’s Shelters. (Or seniors programs, or ambulance drivers, or school sports programs, or legal aid, etc, etc, etc.)

Somebody's Child, a documentary about war resisters and Canada

A short film about Canada, war and peace. Featuring Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera -- produced by Mary Thomas of Ryerson University.

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Naomi Klein gives 'Angry Mermaid Award' in Copenhagen

From the KlimaForum09 (the People's Summit in Copenhagen) - Naomi Klein presents the Angry Mermaid award, set up to recognise the perverse role of corporate lobbyists, and highlight those business groups and companies that have made the greatest effort to sabotage the climate talks, and other climate measures, while promoting, often profitable, false solutions.

From The Angry Mermaid site:

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."

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