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Rebellions don’t end – they regenerate

By Extinction Rebellion October 20, 2019 Source: Extinction Rebellion It’s difficult to imagine the number of rebels currently feeling exhausted, disorientated, and proud. Though we know it’s not over for everyone, this week saw the…

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Fighting Fossil Fuels in South Africa: Campaigners Invoke Specters of Climate Chaos by Patrick Bond found on CounterPunch Sept 2019 South Africa is one of the most difficult places to combat fossil fuels, including the…

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We shall never eat at the table of the 1%

By David Jones September 2019 White and State Monopoly capital represent the 1%, and are allied to create confusion and division among the rest of society. There are a number of terms that are thrown…

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Extinction Rebellion Mzansi

You are being called. That anxiety in the back of your mind, that feeling in your very bones is calling you. There is real urgency now as positive reinforcing climate feedback loops start to increase…

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We are all addicts

By David Jones – August 2019 The first thing you think of when you hear the word addict, is of drug addiction. Actually the word refers to a far broader range of social behavior than…

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Climate Justice Critique of South African Political Parties. What are the commitments of the ANC, DA and EFF to a Deep Just Transition to Sustain Life?

https://www.safsc.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Climate-Justice-Critique-of-Parties_9-April-2019.pdf (Original) Introduction South Africa goes to its 5th national elections on May 8th, 2019, with 48 contesting parties. This is in a context in which inequality is worsening, costs of living are going up…

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“National disaster”: the recent drought period

Environment Digest February 2019 https:/www.cplo.org.za Lovedonia Mkansi Project Co-ordinator South Africa is a largely dry country, with considerable climate and topographical variation. Under normal circumstances, the south western part of the country receives its main…

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Five killed, 22 feared trapped in South African mine explosion

By Samuel Davidson 13 February 2019 Five people were killed last Wednesday, and 22 others are trapped and feared dead after an explosion in a coal mine that has been closed in the South African…

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Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

Jan. 30, 2019 Credits: NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck Original Article A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica…

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Calling time on fossil fuel subsidies

UN Environment is working with governments to collect internationally coherent data on fossil fuel subsidies that can help advance global efforts to address climate change. Gone are the days when you could fill up your…

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