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Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 13
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians will be joining the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Rainforest Action Network, the Indigenous Peoples Power Project, and the UK Tar Sands Group for a demonstration.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 13
Shopenhagen
Brent Patterson | Johann Hari writes in The Independent that, "Our leaders are aren't giving us Hopenhagen - they're giving us Cokenhagen, a sugary feelgood hit filled with sickly additives and no nutrition..."
Blog - Diana Bronson's blog December 13
Diana Bronson | A behind the scenes look at COP15 and how the big guns are pushing a technology solution to climate change.
Blog - Alice Klein December 12
Alice Klein | Today marks the midpoint of COP15 and here in Copenhagen, it feels we are suspended at the centrepoint of hope and despair. But that's good because the pendulum had been swinging on the down side.
Blog - Alice Klein December 12
Alice Klein | It has been a stunning day of climate action around the world with Avaaz reporting more than 3,000 vigils worldwide. Here in Copenhagen, an estimated 100,000 people marched from downtown.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 12
Brent Patterson | While the real momentum (and power) for change is on the streets, we have been tracking the status of the COP 15 negotiations as best as we can.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza December 12
rabble staff | Joined by MPs Libby Davies, Irene Mathyssen and Richard Nadeau, Canadian delegates to Gaza Freedom March hold a media conference on Parliament Hill.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 12
Brent Patterson | Maude Barlow comments on today's march and the arrests.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 12
Brent Patterson | 100,000 about to march to the Bella Centre
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 12
Brent Patterson | What if Copenhagen fails?
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 12
Brent Patterson | Copenhagen police detain 68 climate activists.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 12
John Bonnar | On November 23, Gaetan Heroux announced that he would not be moving from his office at Street Health on December 7. He was fired on December 8.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 11
Brent Patterson | The EU on emission reductions and climate financing
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 11
Police crack down on youth.
Brent Patterson | In advance of Saturday's march, the local police appear to be targetting youth by searching their backpacks.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 11
Brent Patterson | It's about 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon here - and we're still going fairly strong with only a little sleep on the flight over. We're at the Klimaforum now, which is a beautiful beehive of activity.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 11
Anil Naidoo and Brent Patterson arrive in Copenhagen
Brent Patterson | It's now past 1:00 am and we have arrived safely in Frankfurt en route to Copenhagen. What better time than now to comment on the issue of climate financing?
Blog - Making Waves December 11
Meera Karunananthan | I am in Montevideo for four weeks to study the right to water campaign which led to a national policy against water privatization in Uruguay.
Blog - Joshua Kahn Russell's blog December 11
Joshua Kahn Russell | Indigenous Peoples and their allies from around the world gathered at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen to deliver a message to President Obama as he traveled to Oslo to to accept his Nobel Prize.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog December 11
Alison Hamm | At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (Cop15), global leaders aren't just negotiating a climate deal -- they're positioning to avoid blame if the talks fail.
Blog - Josée Madéia December 11
Josée Madéia | An account of the Canadian Youth Delegation's meetings with Sheila Watt-Cloutier and Naomi Klein.
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog December 11
Derrick O'Keefe | A fitting rebuttal to this year's 'war is peace' address was in fact delivered four years ago by the late British playwright Harold Pinter, when he was accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 10
Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano signing the "Shiprider" agreement in May 2009
Stuart Trew | New maritime security law will deputize U.S. officers "in every part of Canada" during integrated operations
Blog - Alice Klein December 10
Alice Klein | With only a few hours in the Copenhagen under my belt, I am still marvelling at the climate awareness on billboards and street installations at every corner, be it in slickness or in art.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog December 10
From the left: Anil Naidoo, Maude Barlow, Andrea Harden-Donahue, and Brent Patterson
Brent Patterson | A team from the Council of Canadians is now preparing to depart for the climate summit in Copenhagen.
Blog - Josée Madéia December 10
Josée Madéia | A short write-up on our themed day here at COP15. More to come.
Blog - Joshua Kahn Russell's blog December 10
Joshua Kahn Russell | Hundreds of youth created a loud and energetic "climate storm" today inside the Copenhagen climate talks at the UN.
Blog - Josée Madéia December 10
a picture of youth from around the globe standing in solidarity with Tuvalu and Small Island States
Josée Madéia | Two afternoons of interrupted negotiations, a multitude of international actions, exhaustion and other stories.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog December 10
rabble staff | This week at rabble.ca there are some changes afoot -- we're saying goodbye and hello.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog December 10
Nezua | The nation's 10 per cent unemployment rate is feeding anti-immigrant sentiment, as Marcelo Ballve reports for New America Media.
Blog - StopWar Blog December 10
Dave Markland | A Washinton Post dispatch reveals local preference for Taliban-appointed administrators over those of the corrupt Karzai government.

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