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Nigerian civil society puts out strong warning in relation to Petroleum Bill

By JohnBosco Agbakwuru. Here’s a report from civil society action in Nigeria: “CSOs threaten to move against lawmakers’ re-election over PIB”: A coalition of  Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, yesterday, threatened to mobilise …

Turkey’s Tree Revolution – part 2: Everyday I’m chapulling*

*Turkish word now meaning “fighting for your rights” (see wiki).  The lack of consultation, the aggressive police intervention and the conversion of public space into private space explain why the occupation …

Turkey’s ‘tree revolution’ – part 1

Environmentalists have been protesting for months against a plan to swap trees for a shopping mall in Gezi Park at Istanbul’s Taksim Square. When riot police chased them away, the …

Rio+20: a failure to face our challenges and injustices

This morning, all the nine major groups within the UN system had a hard time to find anything positive coming out of Rio+20. Kiara Worth, the representative of the youth …