I couldn’t have said it better myself.“Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is an embarrassment to the civic-minded and environmentally conscious Canadians.” That’s the assessment of Filipino priest and environmentalist, Father Robert Reyes, speaking on behalf of environmental and public health activists protesting 50-cargo containers full of hazardous waste that have been sitting in Manila . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Filipinos Trash Stephen Harper
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At the UN climate summit in Warsaw (COP 19), Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman talked with Naderev “Yeb” Saño, the lead negotiator for the Philippines.
At the time he spoke with Democracy Now, Saño was on the 9th day of a fast to make the case for an urgent climate deal and to demonstrate solidarity . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: COP 19 Warsaw: interview with Filipino negotiator Yeb Saño: leaked doc shows U.S. concern about ‘blame and liability’
Embarrassing our country more than Toronto Mayor Rob Ford would seem to be an impossible task. Yet our prime minister has done just that. On November 12th, the federal government issued a formal statement that included the following remark:
“Canada applauds the decision by Prime Minister Abbott to introduce legislation to repeal Australia’s carbon . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Harper outshames Ford
Yeah, I know, I know. Me too. Then again, the Philippines is a good long way away from Main Street, U.S.A.
American officials are urging the Phillipines to see to fair distribution of the country’s new found wealth.
Despite having Asia’s second highest growth in gross domestic product (GDP) last year, the Philippines still . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: America Urges Philippines to Combat Inequality
It’s not a couple of low-lying islands about to sink under a risking sea. It is the 7th-most populous country in Asia, 12th in the world.Its 92-million people are scattered throughout the 7,100 islands that make up their country and cover 300,000 sq.kms. And, right now, they’re reeling from the savage impacts of climate . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Climate Change Petri Dish
China has provoked outrage in the Philippines by deploying this oil platform, the country’s first deepwater drilling rig, into the South China Sea.
The rig, CNOOC 981, began drilling operations yesterday in disputed waters 320 km from Hong Kong.
According to Reuters, civil society and political groups with links to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III’s . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Oooh, This Could Get Nasty
This is groovy, a paint is being used on the walls of Manila that cleans the air.
In the Philippine capital Manila, which is one of the most polluted cities in the world, a paint which it is claimed can purify the air is being used.
A local company has come up with the paint . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Manila Uses Paint That Cleans the Air