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Our leaders behave like children: Greta Thunberg’s speech in Katowice

People will rise to the climate challenge – whether the world leaders like it or not. Listen to and read 15-year-old Greta Thunbergs speech to UN leader António Guterres at the climate change conference in Katowice.

 

Sierra Leone doctors strike over conditions, nurses may follow

Doctors in Sierra Leone’s public hospitals were on strike on Wednesday to protest against low wages and poor working conditions, and nurses said they may follow suit.

Sierra Leone is one of Africa’s poorest countries and its public hospitals lack equipment. The 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic killed nearly 4000 people, including more than 250 medical staff.

Canada | Climate justice movements multiply as 2030 climate deadline looms

by Brent Patterson

A new constellation of movements — including Environnement Jeunesse, the Sunrise Movement, Earth Strike, Extinction Rebellion, and the Progressive International — have formed in recent months to challenge the existential threat of climate breakdown.

Ireland | Report from the First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases

Many UNAC leaders and members participated in the First International Conference against US/NATO Military Bases, which was held on November 16-18 at Liberty Hall in Dublin, Ireland and attended by more than 300 activists from 35 countries.   Around 60 people registered from the US.

France | French PM confirms fuel tax suspensions, calls for calm

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday new concessions to “yellow vest” protesters, including the suspension for six months of planned tax increases raising the price of fuel.

“No tax merits putting the unity of the nation in danger,” Philippe said in a televised address, adding that the anger on the streets “originates from a profound injustice: of not being able to live with dignity from one’s work”.