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Dr Blessing Karumbidza's Blog (5)

Dakar, Senegal - World Social Forum with Blessing Karumbidza

Today the 6th of February until the 11th - the world social forum, a meeting of people united against capitalism will start. comrades from throughout the world will meet to exchange ideas on alternatives to capitalism and seek for ways to make inroads into state systems that run operations that respond more to MNCs demands rather than protecting the rights of their people.

 

Watch this space for regular updates!

Added by Dr Blessing Karumbidza on February 6, 2011 at 3:51 — No Comments

linking the COP process with the masses

How can we bridge the gap between climate science, climate economics and the elite solutions from the COP process with the lived realities of the masses of the people who are already living under climate change and have everyday mitigation and adaptation experiences that go uncaptured, unaudited and un-acknowledged by the elite? For the masses of the landless, the jobless - climate change remains like HIV/AIDS and other problems of huge proportion that have helped the rich to become richer… Continue

Added by Dr Blessing Karumbidza on January 27, 2011 at 11:46 — No Comments

A Peasant View of Climate Summit - COP16

My earliest surprises being at COP16 in Cancun where parties are negotiating climate change related adaptation and mitigation related possibilities have to do with the manner in which the discussions are carrying on, among civil society. Firstly, a visitor from Mars would think clarity of ideology and context leads to insult to parties. So discussions proceed as if it didnt matter and outside any contextual appreciation of the historical racial and gendered political ecology which gave rise…

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Added by Dr Blessing Karumbidza on December 2, 2010 at 8:28 — No Comments

Peasant perspective on Climate Change Summit in Progress in Cancun

This was my first day at COP16. Being here itself is an exercise in high faith after COP15's exercise in disaster. Not that this one will be any different, but its interesting to be here anyway. My earliest surprises are the manner in which the discussions about mitigation and adaptation happen outside any ideology - as if it didnt matter and outside any contextual appreciation of the historical racial and gendered political ecology which gave rise to a seemingly disconnection between rural…

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Added by Dr Blessing Karumbidza on December 2, 2010 at 8:20 — No Comments

Peasant perspective on Climate Change Summit in Progress in Cancun

Well, I finally made it at COP16 after COP15's exercise in disaster. Not that this one will be any different, but its interesting to be here anyway. My earliest surprises are the manner in which the discussions about mitigation and adaptation happen outside any ideology - as if it didnt matter and outside any contextual appreciation of the historical racial and gendered political ecology which gave rise to a seemingly disconnection between rural poor communities and their environment. This…

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Added by Dr Blessing Karumbidza on December 2, 2010 at 8:18 — No Comments

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