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Global March in the People’s Summit: Something new is being born

22 June 2012

Gilberto Faggion and Lucas Luz On the afternoon of Wednesday 20th June, thousands of people gathered in the center of Rio de Janeiro for the Global March, organized by the “People’s Summit in Rio+20 for Social and Environmental Justice,” an event organized by global civil society.  Certainly, the Global March was not homogeneous, it...
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Four glimpses of the People’s Summit

22 June 2012

Jaime Tatay FE Y ALEGRIA Fe y Alegria (FyA) is a “Movement for Integral Popular Education and Social Development.”  This movement directs its activities to the most impoverished and excluded sectors of the population, in order to empower them in their personal development and their participation in society.  FyA was born in Venezuela in...
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First steps in Rio

18 June 2012

Pedro Walpole & Jose Ignacio Garcia As the opening ceremony of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, widely known as Rio+20, approaches, voices announcing its very limited outcome, even failure, grow in intensity and number.  The memory of what happened in Copenhagen at the UN Conference on Climate Change generates doubts even among the...
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