Monday, June 28, 2010

From tcktcktck: G8/20 Climate Backslide!

From tcktcktck: Climate Backslide! As public opinion moves one way, politicians go the other

Friday, June 18, 2010

Our Generation: Indigenous Australia Today

Crosspost from Th!nk3: Developing World:
Much of indigenous Australia fits too readily into the developing world category. It's a national disgrace in one of the world's wealthiest countries. Poor health, low participation rates in education, very crowded housing, unemployment, and substance abuse are among the major problems, especially in remote and regional communities.

A friend and former teaching colleague in Arnhem Land's Maningrida Community, Sinem Saban, has just directed a film addressing these issues head on. She is co-writer and producer of Our Generation with Damien Curtis. The preview gives background to the current struggles to 'close the gap', in the government's words.
Indigenous Australia #1: Our Generation

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Democracy Video Challenge

Pakistani entry in the Democracy Challenge video competition. From Faraz Siddiqui: Democracy is the message by people

Voting closes today here.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

World Cup: Who Should I Cheer for?

Great website: Who Should I Cheer for? World Cup 2010: is a site from the World Development Movement that ranks all the teams playing in the World Cup to find the most supportable on the basis of their efforts to eradicate poverty and social injustice. The results are based on a wide range of facts and figures, and might surprise you!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

African Alternative Guide to the World Cup

Crosspost from Th!nk3:Developing World:

The Africa Progress Panel has launched the Alternative Guide to the World Cup. Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador and football star Didier Drogba have made:

... a call for the spirit of fairness embodied by the World Cup to be applied broadly to continent’s relations with the rest of the world

Thanks to kabissa space for change in africa for the links. If you haven't been there yet, pay them a visit.

Please click here to download the Complete Guide.

The kick off is the first game for South Africa against Mexico.

Featured, in Group order, are: South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire.

We'll be watching from Australia with great interest! The Socceroos won't play any African countries until the 2nd Round.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Developing World: View from Peru

Latest post at Th!nk3 Developing World blogging competition.

Julio Padilla is a tour leader with Intrepid Travel. He discusses the changes in Peru over the last 20 years and South America's overall progress. He shares his hopes for the future with infectious optimism.

View from Peru: The World is Awesome

Saturday, June 5, 2010

World Environment SaturDay: Not Just About Polar Bears and Gorillas

Rwanda is the Global host for this year's World Environment Day.

Cross post from Th!nk3: Developing World:

To celebrate, a series of videos from down under that focuses on the developing world.

It's from EngageMedia 'Social justice and environmental videos from the Asia Pacific'

WED 2010: Not Just About Polar Bears and Gorillas