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Climate Jobs Meeting 30th March – Agenda

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The next One Million Climate Jobs Campaign monthly meeting is going to take place on THURSDAY 30th MARCH 2016 9.30 to 12.30 AIDC 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!)   AGENDA Apologies Introductions Impact of taking

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Solar Now Provides Twice As Many Jobs As The Coal Industry

Just two days before the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, students of the Madiba-a-Toloane High School install 26 120W solar panels on the roof of the school hall. These panels will supply a public viewing area in the hall where 600 people of the rural village of Jericho can watch the World Cup games.

The solar industry is adding jobs much faster than the overall economy, but still makes up just over 1% of the country’s total power supply. Clearly, there’s room for growth. As solar power keeps getting cheaper—and more and more of

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Million Climate Jobs Meeting 21st February 2017

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Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. Approximately 21 participants attended the meeting on 21st February 2017. 1.    Dr Ed Wethli: Keeping Domestic Chickens Farming can be a major source of greenhouse gas:

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Mum’s Colombian mine protest comes to London

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Coal mining and its impact on the environment and people´s health is not a sole South African issue. Huge multinational corporations mine in various countries and often without adhering to the environmental standards. And they get away with it. It

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There Is Really Only One Way To Come To Grips With The Climate Crisis in Climate Change

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By John Foran From countercurrents.org (Originally published by Resilience.org) The situation we face First, let’s please just acknowledge there is a crisis. I’m afraid any reasonably educated, rational, and unbiased adult (or younger) can understand what the climate science has

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Water Crisis exposes Capitalism´s Inequities

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While individual consumers are shouldering the brunt of restrictions, the worst exploiters are given free rein, writes Nick Malherbe By: Nick Malherbe From: Business Day 23/2/17 Towards the end of last year, thousands of people living in northern China were

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Watch: Rainwater Harvesting Cartoon

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 This short animated cartoon points out the benefits of rainwater harvesting as a complement to the municipal water supply.Watch cartoon Here

South Africa is a water scarce country. Now in times of drought our water supply is increasingly threatened, for all of us. The government has provided a limited amount of free basic water. This amount of Free basic water has never been

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A Marxist Analysis of Climate Change

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From: Climate & Capitalism An ecosocialist journal By: Terry Townsend Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, has helped dramatize for a whole new generation the enormity of the global environmental crisis we face. Global warming is just the latest manifestation

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A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation project

A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation project
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Important reading looking towards The AIDC-TNI Conference on the Crisis of Politics. This article was written for Le Monde Diplomatique, Brazil. Posted online in English at Intercoll, Wednesday 24 August 2016. By Gustave Massiah – A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation

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Strike interdicts upset the balance

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By: Amandla! correspondent From: Amandla! Issue No.49/50  DECEMBER 2016 Section 23 of the 1996 Constitution entrenches the right of every worker to strike. The Labour Relations Act (LRA ) gives content to this right, and takes it further: as long

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