#occupycop17 calls for acoustic musicians and participants

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This Friday, #occupycop17 prepares its final evening and first complete occupation. Friday’s General Assembly, which should start @7pm [watch @occupycop17 on Twitter], will take place at pretty much the same time that the COP17’ers wrap up their party and get … Continue reading

Yes Men

If you’ve not heard or seen the Yes Men, well, here’s your chance. This documentary first screened in Durban during the Film Festival a few years ago, causing a mini riot if ideas and inspiration, and now it returns to a screen near you.

Yes Men Fix the World (Film screening)

Taken from http://durbanclimatejustice.wordpress.com/events-calendar/

When: Sat, 10 December, 14:00 – 16:00
Where: Centre for Fine Art and Design (CFAD) (map)
Description: SmartScreens ends 2011 on a high note with the screening of one of the “funniest films ever made” and the years’ top documentary film, “Yes Men Fix the World” at CFAD, 183 Cowey Road, Durban, 10 December at 2pm. The film is a wake-up call on the dangers of letting business rule the world. It follows the screwball activists from India to NewOrleans to New York, as they infiltrate Big Business in their quest to fix the world, one hoax at a time. It is a film with, a hundred laughs, and a powerful political punch. The US government has of course also been the target of the Yes Men. It starts with a momentous event: when the Dow Chemical Corporation shocked the world by announcing, live on BBC television in front of 300 million viewers, that the company would finally take responsibility for the 1984 Bhopal catastrophe, and would adequately compensate the survivors. But the Dow Spokesperson was actually one of the infamous “Yes Men” who scam their way into the bastions of power by posing as corporate executives. Readers of The New York Times got some historic news: the Iraq War was over, a cap had been placed on CEO salaries, and George Bush had indicted himself for war crimes. Copies of the fake paper delighted everyone; it seemed, except The New York Times. SmartScreens is a Durban initiaitve which runs free monthly screenings of films on contemporary local and global issues such as the financial crisis, environmental crisis, economics, happiness, consumerism, health, food, war, freedom.

The bad host: Africa’s biggest polluter hosting COP17

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From the C17 website: http://www.c17.org.za/_blog/News/post/The_bad_host_Africa’s_biggest_polluter_hosting_COP17/   If we had to choose a country to host the COP17 international climate change negotiations and broker a consensus deal to manage the increasingly urgent matter of human induced climate change, we could not do … Continue reading

ActionAid @ #COP17

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There are a few essential truths that are emerging from the COP17. #durban peoples have been living in the shadow of the City Damager, Mike Sutcliffe’s complete ignorance of natural wealth and true value of our city. Factor in the … Continue reading

Tarsands Protest Goes Live Today

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DurbanKnights need not be reminded of the climate injustices taking place every day in the South Durban Basin. Today, the Indigenous Environmental Network, this day, held a direct action (#cop17act) aimed at Shell. Here is their report: http://www.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/9206   Indigenous … Continue reading

Green Street Party

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Attention all Greenies and Clowns. Today at the Green Hub, Durbans Green(wash) festival takes place. heres the facebook link : https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-green-hub/programme-of-events-wednesday-30-november/246600715403923 its gonna be a good party, amazing people, circus acts and the public debut of the occupy track Cu … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE

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Occupy Movement Comes to COP17 in Durban  DURBAN — This morning, the international “Occupy” movement arrived at the UN Climate Talks in Durban. As deliberations began inside the formal negotiating halls, dozens of people gathered across the street for the … Continue reading