In 1896, this artist got it exactly right
Europe’s pro-biofuel policies are taking food from the mouths of millions of people in central America, causing severe malnutrition and increasing child mortality
190 governments express “deep concern” about the world’s environmental crises, but don’t plan to do anything about them.
In Mexico and Brazil, the capitalist elite discusses how to continue exploiting humans and the natural world in the service of profit, while cloaking their intentions in the benign language of growth, development and sustainability.
Amnesty International describes “a shameful alliance against making a commitment to human rights”
Cameron Fenton: “Without a full turn around by world leaders and their representatives Rio is set to go down in history as one of the most colossal failures on on climate change and environmental protection.”
Cuban President Raul Castro told the UN conference in Rio de Janeiro, that the rich countries cannot continue living well at the expense of the poor.
Tens of thousands of protesters joined an enormous demonstration through the centre of the Rio de Janeiro, to demand economic justice and action over climate change.
All governments must reject this agreement and halt the negotiations process until concrete commitments are made to replace the neo-liberal model with one based on fair development in harmony with nature and the philosophy of Living Well (Vivir Bien)
“Abandon hope all ye who enter here” should have been written over the entrance to the Rio+20 summit.
If the draft text is accepted in its current form, Rio +20 will go down in history to be followed inevitably by the word failure.