Archive for January, 2012

How can the UN get its act together on food and agriculture?

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Published on From Poverty To Power, by blog owner Duncan Green, Head of Research for Oxfam GB, January 6, 2012.

On Tuesday incoming FAO boss José Graziano da Silva gave his first press conference (3 January 2012, Rome), so I did one of those rabbit in the headlights FAO da silvainterviews down the line for Al Jazeera on the role of the FAO … //   Read the rest of this entry »

Why is the (UK) government trying to destroy a nascent solar industry?

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Published on Liberal Conspiracy, by guest Cllr Leonie Cooper, January 5, 2012.

It’s hard to imagine building companies and Friends of the Earth getting together to sue the Government, but in December this is exactly what happened. Last February, I installed a small 1.2 Kilowatt Peak (KwP) system of solar (PV) panels on my roof. Since then, I have received 2 Feed-In Tariff (FIT) cheques, and am now awaiting the 3rd.   Read the rest of this entry »

Inverted Under the Ice

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Watch this video on YouTube, 0.35 min: Rob’s mother never could get him to stop splashing in the puddles.

See also:    Read the rest of this entry »

Between a rock and a hard place

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Published on Progress online, by Tanweer Ali, December 19, 2011.

… But the conclusion of the anonymous researcher may lead us into another kind of trap.  By accepting the level and timing of Osborne’s cuts, we risk merely reinforcing the government’s narrative – though this is far from what the writer is proposing.  Read the rest of this entry »

… Things we forgot to write about last year …

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Published on the f-word.blog, by Cazz Blase, January 01, 2012.

Barbara Panther, who describes her music as modern electronic baroque music was born in Rwanda. Her family moved to Belgium when she was three, and she and her siblings were adopted into seperate Belgium families. She now lives in Berlin.  Read the rest of this entry »

Occupy USA Democracy is Coming Lyrics by Leonard Cohen

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Watch this video, published on YouTube, 7.15 min;… same video as that: Occupy USA.m4v, 7.15;

And also (exemple):

Where are the world’s labourers migrating for jobs? Think China‎

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Published on The Globe and Mail, Canada, by Tavia Grant, Dec. 30, 2011.

Ten years ago this month, an English economist coined the term “BRICs” to describe four fast-growing, dynamic countries he believed would transform the global economy: Brazil, Russia, India and China.  Read the rest of this entry »