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Card image 17 January 2018 Daily Maverick

The Constitution and land expropriation – how would it work?

At the end of last year, the national conference of the African National Congress (ANC) decided to start the process of amending section 25 of the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation. However, this decision was qualified by the requirement that the Constitution would only be amended if it would not negatively impact on the agriculture, food security or other sectors such as financial services. It is unclear whether (and if so, how) these requirements could be met, but if we assume for arguments sake that the process of amendment will go ahead, how would this be done?

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Halting new extraction projects will not be enough to stay within our rapidly dwindling carbon budget Some existing fossil fuel licences and production will need to be revoked and phased out early. Governments need to start tackling head-on how to do this https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/17/shut-down-fossil-fuel-production-sites-early-to-avoid-climate-chaos-says-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

A bit late, but here is my review of "The future is Degrowth" by @MGSchmelzer @a_vansi and Andrea Vetter, published by the ever fantastic @VersoBooks
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It’s here!!! Turning Land into Capital: Development and Dispossession in the Mekong Region with UWash Press, eds Philip Hirsch, Natalia Scurrah & Michael Dwyer (not tweeters) with stellar contributors. Folks, this took 8 years…making it read more like a monograph than edited vol

The “dinosaur chart”:

Most of the increases in carbon dioxide emissions since the year 1990 have been due to the consumption of the global top 10% income earners.

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