MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Theatre and Media for Development
The University of Winchester is only a 10 minute walk away from the city centre. A one hour train journey from London Waterloo. It offers international students an excellent work environment with language and welfare support.
Graduates from this one year full-time programme are empowered to act as:
Specialists with practical experience of Theatre and Media for Development
Facilitators using cultural strategies in sustainable development
Development workers with transferable skills in communication Managers of action-research and advocacy programmes
For further information contact: The University of Winchester, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR Tel: +44 (0) 1962 827234, Fax: +44 (0) 1962 842280 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.winchester.ac.uk
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'Is the economic crisis going to be the end of green?' New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has asked, provoking a furious debate online. I've been hearing such rumblings a lot lately. The financial meltdown has certainly eclipsed climate change as the crisis du jour: and if last month's UN climate talks in Poznan were anything to go by, it's making it even harder to get progress from governments that is anything other than cheap and half-hearted. This is a most dangerous state of affairs. It's like finding out that you've got cancer, but then delaying going to the doctor's for treatment for a few months because you want to repaint your house. No doubt your house needs a lot of work, but ultimately there's little point if you won't be around to enjoy it. Stopping climate change must be our number one priority – and this is the main theme of this month's magazine. But how we go about it goes hand in hand with the task of rebuilding a fairer economy, as we highlight in the 'Clean Start' special feature. The same crushing injustices that triggered the financial collapse have been driving global warming. Now, suddenly, we have an opportunity to change the system. Can we seize it?
With this in mind, the NI held a 'Clean Start' event on 15 December. Speakers included NI contributors Walden Bello and Susan George, and the lively discussion ranged from how we got into this global mess, through specific policies that would put us on a fairer greener path, to how we build a movement to make it happen. Don't worry if you missed it – you can watch clips of all the speakers on our website. The stakes couldn't be higher. I urge you to get involved, at: www.newint.org/cleanstart
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4 Power politics Stopping climate change will involve reversing some fundamental injustices, argues Jess Worth.
8 Four principles for climate justice
9 Degrees of delusion Yang Ailun and David Spratt on why politicians are failing. JESS HURD
10 a million mutinies Sunita Narain looks to the environmentalism of the poor for answers.
12 Climate Justice – tHe FaCts
14 a timely death? Patrick Bond foresees a rocky future for carbon trading.
16 leave it in the ground! Activists Nnimmo Bassey and Mel Evans report from the frontline.
18 system error Apocalyptic comedy from cartoonist Stephanie McMillan.
19 Just or Bust Danny Chivers surveys the options for the Copenhagen climate talks in 2009, and asks if they can deliver climate justice.
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27 a new, green, democratic deal How the financial, social and environmental crises collide – the opportunities and the dangers. Susan George and Walden Bello get the debate going.
29 Meltdown south David Ransom examines the impact so far on the Majority World.
Cover artwork: Energy Action Coalition energyactioncoaliton.org Magazine design: Alan Hughes.
24 Homegrown energy In Brazil, communities are forging their own solutions, reports Lucia Ortiz.
26 Don't panic: take action!
RegulaR FeatuRes 2 Letters The myth that population growth exceeds food production; condoning mass murder in Cambodia. PLUS: Only Planet cartoon strip PLUS: Letter from Cairo
31 Currents Swiss mining company grabs Sierra Leone gems; nuclear fall-out still killing Kazakhs; Chavez's Bank.
32 Big Bad World Polyp's polar bear.
34 Southern Exposure Brazilian photographer Tatiana Cardeal on Kayapó body painting.
35 Worldbeaters The democratic credentials of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili are in tatters.
36 Making Waves The veteran activist Jeff Halper talks about his part in breaching the blockade of Gaza.
38 NI Jumbo Prize Crossword 39 Mixed Media The Best of 2008, plus this month's picks, including Che on film and KlezmerBalkanGreekGypsyPunk.
42 Essay: Concrete Dreams India's middle class is becoming more antagonistic to the urban poor, says Jeremy Seabrook.
44 Country Profile: Belarus
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