Thursday, January 28, 2010

São Paulo -- stop wasting time in traffic - make public transport free

"Costs should be re-assessed, and more should be given away free," he said. There would be advantages, for example, to free public transport in huge cities like São Paulo, where residents spend an average of two hours and 43 minutes a day in traffic, at a terrible cost to everyone in terms of quality of life and pollution."... economist Ladislau Dowbor, a professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bolivia - Morales calls for Climate Change Conference in April

LA PAZ, Bolivia (EFE) .- The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, confirmed yesterday that in April he will hold a global conference will discuss a "climate justice tribunal" and an international referendum on measures to protect the environment.

The president formally convened the First World Conference on Climate Change and Peoples Rights of the Mother Earth in a ceremony in which he stood by the foreign minister, David Choquehuanca and Environment minister, Rene Orellana.

Both ministers are in charge of organizing this summit between 20 and 22 April in the city of Cochabamba (center) with "the purpose of raising awareness" in the world for countries to change their policies, he said.

Morales invited "governments who want to work with their people" to preserve the environment, scientists, academics and social movements.

The meeting, he explained, define a plan to bring "the world's peoples referendum on climate change" and seeks "a plan of action to advance the establishment of a climate court". eluniversal via google translate

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Movimento Passe Livre - Curitiba Brazil

O Movimento Passe Livre é um coletivo de luta pelo transporte. Nos organizamos de maneira autônoma,independente e apartidária (mas não anti-partidária). Lutamos pelo Passe Livre Estudantil e, em uma perspectiva mais ampla, pela total desmercantilização do transporte. MPL Curitiba

The Movement Free Pass is a collective struggle for transport. We organize autonomously, independentand nonpartisan (but not anti-party).We fought for the Free Pass Campus, in a broader perspective, the total decommodisation transport.

El paso de la libre circulación es una lucha colectiva para el transporte.Nosotros organizamos de manera autónoma, independiente y nopartidista (pero no anti-partido).Hemos luchado por el Campus de paso libre, en una perspectiva más amplia, el transporte decommodisation total.