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  •  I used to work at a large international (2+ / 0-)
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    organisation so I know exactly the damage that the Washington Consensus has done. I actually agree that the only hope is for people to rise up and take control of their countries and ecnomies and make it work for them since, in my experience, policy-makers in developed countries and those who work in international organisations are too wedded to economic ideology than to be concerned for the actual welfare of the poor.

    •  what amazed me at COP16 (2+ / 0-)
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      was the fact that the ngos with access scheduled a demonstration at the same time as the demo planned for about 6 mos by the Via Campesina, climate Justice Klimaforum groups.

      Of course, as I had been following their plans since Cochabamba, I asked why this decision? That was a BIG MISTAKE, I found out:)

      Reporting LIVE from Durban @COP17 ...

      by boatsie on Mon May 16, 2011 at 09:19:26 PM PDT

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