Archive for December 2010

KAIROS Briefing Paper #27: Can Quantitative Easing Fund Green Jobs?

December 22, 2010

In our August 2010 Policy Briefing Paper, “G20 Surrenders to the Money Traders,” we discussed how central banks have the option of creating money out of nothing through what is known as“quantitative easing” or QE for short. In that paper, we note that…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Sudan, Canada, and the struggle for self-determination

December 16, 2010

“Respect the outcome of the referendum, embrace peace and resist any call to return to war.” Women’s groups of Sudan, Khartoum, December 2010. 6 years is a long time to wait. But after six years of interim peace, the people…

Post filed in: Africa, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Le temps de KAIROS : décembre 2010

December 15, 2010

Lire le numéro de décembre 2010.

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KAIROS Times: December 2010

December 15, 2010

Read the December 2010 issue.

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Drawing a Line in the Sand

December 15, 2010

Why Canada needs to limit tar sands expansion and invest in a green economy

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

KAIROS Statement in Support of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake/Mitchikanibikok Inik Opposition to Federal Government Imposition of Section 74 of the Indian Act

December 13, 2010

ndigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination, have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs. – Article 4: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples   KAIROS fully supports the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Cancún Accord Mirrors Copenhagen Accord While Keeping Kyoto Protocol Alive

December 12, 2010

After only a few hours sleep I am risking a preliminary analysis of the “Cancún Accord” announced in the wee hours of Saturday morning over Bolivia’s objections. 1. Inadequate Reduction Target The agreement repeats the Copenhagen Accord’s target of keeping temperature…

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Urgent Plea from the WCC to Cancun Leaders

December 10, 2010

The World Council of Churches has issued the following statement to the leaders gathered in Cancun “No more delays: life on earth is in peril” Statement from the World Council of Churches To the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 16th…

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World Bank Out of Climate Rally

December 9, 2010

Today was marked by an intense debate concerning the role of the World Bank in climate change. World Bank President Robert Zoellick arrived in Cancún to launch a new multi-million dollar fund designed to help developing countries establish their own…

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Partner Profile: Constantine Dabbagh

December 7, 2010

From time to time, the Canadian mainstream media turns its attention to the Gaza Strip, and very little of its reporting carries good news. The western-most part of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Gaza is surrounded by an Israeli military blockade…

Post filed in: Middle East

A KAIROS Partner’s Views on the Climate Talks

December 7, 2010

Today I sat down with Javier Balderas, a KAIROS partner from the Tepeyac Human Rights Centre in Oaxaca, Mexico to learn about how climate change is being experienced in one of Mexico’s poorest states. Javier described how the campesinos and…

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Idealism or Political Pragmatism: What should youth bring to the UN climate change negotiations?

December 4, 2010

This post is a guest reflection from Maggie Knight, Canadian Youth Delegate in Cancun. I came to the UN climate change negotiations with mixed ideas about what I as a young person can offer to the process. Yesterday was Young…

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On the Way to Cancun

December 1, 2010

Friday I depart for the UN climate talks in Cancún, Mexico. I hope to meet many of KAIROS’ southern partners from networks such as Oilwatch and Acción Ecológica as well as human rights campaigners from the Centro Tepeyac in Oaxacas to…

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