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Card image 25 April 2019 Daily Maverick

Why the ANC is bent on conferring colonial and apartheid-era rights on rural chiefs

Several bills before Parliament will entrench the colonial and apartheid-era powers given to often-illegitimate traditional leaders to exert absolute sway over their ‘subjects’. This includes control over land distribution and mining rights. It is the mining rights, in particular, that have sparked a new scramble for Africa, a scramble marked by corruption and self-enrichment.

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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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