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Democratic Capitalism - Marriage on the Rocks…
"In (the US) three people own more wealth than the bottom half of all Amercan society"
"A system ruled by greed and rigged against ordinary people"

It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism…
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#RaisinaDialogue2023 | The New High Table: Realigning the #G20 in a Changing World

We are live tweeting the session with @JosepBorrellF, @m_ebrard, @melaniejoly, @MdShahriarAlam, @IndBagchi

Stay tuned for live updates!


.@IndBagchi: This is the only table where the 20 most consequential countries of the world have gathered. It is becoming more consequential as traditional #multilateral systems find themselves in a bind.

#Raisina2023 #RaisinaDialogue2023
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#GlobalSouth: Macron sent a series of signals to French companies ahead of his 18th trip to Africa as President of France: 1) “The French economic world needs to wake up and fight”; 2)“We believed that because we were France, even when we were bad, even when we were⤵️
pricier, even when our financing solutions weren’t as good, we would still be chosen”; 3) “We can’t keep looking down at people”; 4) “It’s not like: We come to your place and do good. We are coming to defend our interests in a way that respects⤵️
the interests of African countries.” Macron's policy recommendations are not enough. To make a difference, there should be a clear French economic diplomacy (embedded in a larger European one), with public-private investments in Africa/Global South.
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Countries in the Global South are sensible and pragmatic, and act in the best interests of their people, unlike Western nations which, today, are acting on ideological impulses and often against the best interests of their people. A 🧵. (1/16)
That's why #China will support #Russia economically but not provide it with weapons. They know Russia can win this war on their own, so long as they are supported economically. China will continue to provide technological assistance/dual use items, such as semiconductors. (2/16)
They will buy huge quantities of pipeline gas, #LNG, and oil, because that is a win-win strategy. China needs to develop #Tibet and #Xinjiang and needs cheap energy; Russia needs money and goods that China can produce cheaply. This partnership has defeated US sanctions. (3/16)
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#GlobalSouth: A large part of the Global South votes for Ukraine in the UN Assembly. This seems to be caused by the exposure of the issue of Russian aggression & the reputational costs associated with it. In practice, the Global South does not join in sanctions against⤵️
Russia and does not provide military aid to Ukraine. The self-exclusion of those from Asia, Africa and South America from international efforts to stop Russian aggression stems from biases inherent in the construction of global politics:⤵️
1) anti-Americanism (revolving around critical perceptions of respect of int law during military actions in Iraq, Libya or Serbia); 2) anti-colonialism (the fact that Europe & the US were involved in colonialism seen through the imagery of slavery, involving the African pop);⤵️
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🇺🇦 Ahead of the anniversary of the full-scale invasion of #Ukraine by #Russia on February 24, we are preparing even more special coverage and analyses of the #war.

🔎 Follow this thread, so you don't miss anything out from FRANCE 24's #Ukraine1YearOn 👇
🇺🇦🎓 Since #Russia began its #invasion of #Ukraine, thousands of Ukrainian refugees have enrolled in the French school system. As they adapt to their new daily routine, their teachers look back at their integration.

@larabullens has the story ⤵️
@larabullens 🇺🇦 One year on, the people of #Kharkiv are still living under the constant threat of #Russian missile strikes.

"We got bombed yesterday, and the day before yesterday, and the day before too," Anastasia tells our reporter @Chebilink.

#Ukraine1YearOn 👇
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#GlobalSouth: The West has communicated ineffectively about the Russian war against Ukraine in the Global South. 1) Scholz's recent meeting with Lula gave another evidence of that. Instead of supporting Ukraine, Brazil has proposed establishing a club of "neutral & non-aligned⤵️
nations", made up of Brazil, China, India and Indonesia to seek a peaceful solution to the military conflict. 2) None of these countries support sanctions or the provision of military support to Ukraine. 3) Although the West has learned to orchestrate & coordinate a common ⤵️
front against Russian aggression, it has completely ignored the dissemination of the undistorted narrative of events in Ukraine. 4) After almost a year of war, Western leaders are not understood beyond Western borders. 5) With access to markets in the Global South, Russia can⤵️
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#GlobalSouth: The Russian MFA has sided with India against the BBC documentary critical towards to India's PM Modi. The British broadcaster was accused of "propaganda" that would target not only Russia, but also "other centers of global power".⤵️
It is obvious that Russia is feeding Indian nationalism by persuading it to position itself as a "global pole" of power in a multipolar international. As India emerges as the world's third largest economy (by 2027) and the first most populous country (by 2027),⤵️
Russia will intensify bilateral ties with New Delhi. MFA Lavrov will visit India to participate in the G20 meeting at the MFA level at the beginning of March.
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Declassified: #Khan says #West plants corruption, feeds on #GlobalSouth

A new Declassified report revealed information regarding a documentary about Pakistani former Prime Minister Imran Khan, titled Behind Closed Doors.
The significance of the following statements increases given that the documentary was initially filmed while Khan was still in office.
The report emphasized that Khan, in the documentary, claimed that the collective West sought to rob the Global South of its resources and, contrary to popular opinion, has no intention of putting an end to corruption but is rather fueling it.
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#GlobalSouth: EU's diplomacy chief visits South Africa as part of the preparations for the future South Africa-EU summit. Borrell stressed that the summit will outline some strategic objectives in the field of raw material value chains and cooperation in the field of ⤵️
renewable hydrogen, among others. Borrell's visit follows Lavrov's trip to South Africa, in preparation for the Russia-Africa summit in July 2023. Although South Africa is the main EU trader on the African continent (Economic Partnership Agreement), Russia and China are ⤵️
closer in strategic terms due to links through BRICS. The EU will be forced to offer more "carrots" if it wants to become more attractive to South Africa. The power contestation between the West, on the one hand, and Russia and China, on the other, ⤵️
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Lützerath lives! The world is watching and fighting for #climatejustice!

The village of #Lützerath, in Germany has become a crystallization point in the global fight against coal and other #fossilfuels.

🧵 (1/9)
(2/9) It is on the brink of the biggest coal mines in Europe which are owned by the biggest #CO2 emitter in Europe, the fossil fuel megacompany #RWE.
(3/9) The village was occupied by climate activists for 2,5 years to stop RWE from digging the coal under Lützerath in solidarity with the fights of indigenous and most affected people in the #GlobalSouth
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Here is my take on #COP27 outcome(s) on #climate #mitigation based mostly on fieldnotes from COP, focussing on #FossilFuels, #JustTransition & #equity/ambition dichotomy.@TheIndiaForum @girmanipal @CentreMarcBloch @FU_Berlin @NavrozDubash @ClimateDiplo 1/8…
I argue, "Despite alarming evidence about the pace of cc, #COP27 failed to raise mitigation ambition. While the 1.5°C limit was salvaged in the end, the lack of consensus on fossil fuel phase-down/phase-out scuttled the possibility of meaningful action in the coming years." 2/8
Not only are #industrialized countries' mitigation commitments grossly insufficient to meet the 1.5°C limit, their efforts to sidestep their pre-2020 commitments, Paris decisions & delink developing countries' mitigation efforts from #climatefinance dilute #equity. 3/8
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1/30.📢NEW BRIEF: “What happened at #COP27 on #LossAndDamage and what comes next?” which details #COP27’s outcomes on issues related to #LossAndDamage and ways forward as we look to #SB58 and #COP28.

Full brief here:…

See some key takeaways below🔽 Image
2/30. Ahead of #COP27 the key issues that were expected to be discussed included:

1⃣Establishing a #LossAndDamage finance facility (or fund);

2⃣The operationalisation of #SantiagoNetwork for #LossAndDamage;
3⃣The integration of #LossAndDamage into the New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG) on #ClimateFinance;

4⃣The inclusion of #LossAndDamage in discussions under the #GlobalStocktake of the #ParisAgreement;
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1/12.📜NEW TEXT: Good morning, the new text on “funding arrangements for #LossAndDamage” was released last night. As it stands the proposal of the G77 & China is not reflected and we are extremely concerned with the use of the term “funding arrangements” this is why.🧵
2/12. See the new “Draft negotiating texts” here under the 8f drop down here:…
3/12. The G77 and China have tabled a very detailed proposal for a fund designated as an “operating entity” of the financial mechanism of the @UNFCCC, but the current text uses the term “fund as part of new and enhanced funding arrangements".
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The Earth’s climate is in crisis, and we must act now. During #COP27, world leaders are discussing how to address the challenges posed by #climatechange. A new Focus issue by @NatureHumBehav and @NatureClimate highlights the role of human behaviour in adaptation & mitigation. 🧵 Image
In 12 original pieces, our authors discuss some of the aspects that are central for mitigation of and adaptation to #climatechange. We have also curated a collection of research articles from across @NaturePortfolio:…
Our two editorials offer an introduction and an overview of all pieces.

Editorial in @NatureHumBehav:…
Editorial in @NatureClimate:…
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1/26. It is our pleasure to introduce the #NewGeneration, a group of young negotiators from vulnerable developing countries who are at #COP27. The work to support them is led by @Rininreallife with @MoreCamilla for @IIED and @HeidiMareeWhite for @LossAndDamage.🧵
2/26. Adama Sonia Fatimata Bandé (@adama_sonia) is an environmental lawyer specialising in environmental and social safeguarding from #Burkina Faso where she works on rural electrification projects and is a #ClimateChange researcher.
3/26. Based in Ouagadougou Adama is following #LossAndDamage for Burkina Faso at #COP27 and is supported by @Irish_Aid through @IIED.
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1/17.📢The core team of @LossAndDamage has arrived at #COP27 and we would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves. Please come and say hello 👋 and let us know 📩☎️ if you’d like to meet 🗣️to learn more about #LossAndDamage and our work. 🧵
2/17. Our founder @Rininreallife is working with us virtually 💻 for this COP. Erin, alongside @HeidiMareeWhite, will be providing technical support on #LossAndDamage for several negotiators from the #GlobalSouth. Together, Erin and Heidi lead our Support Centre.
3/17. @Rininreallife also leads the support team to the #NewGeneration, a group of young negotiators from from the #GlobalSouth that @LossandDamage works with alongside @youthmakechange and @IIED.

Find out about the #NewGeneration here:
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1/10. 📜 NEW BLOG: from @LossandDamage's own @Rininreallife on why we must remain optimistic about the outcome of #LossAndDamage negotiations (and beyond) at #COP27.

🔗Read it here:… Image
2/10. As @Rininreallife explains, not only does optimism feel good but focusing on what we want also creates our reality. (@shawnachor, @Oprah @drrhanson)
3/10. Our reticular activating systems filter information and our expectations determine what information gets in and what stays out. Focusing on the good, literally brings more good.
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1/ As suggested by @PopovaProf, I'd like to comment on the recent remarks by the #Brazilian president-elect, @LulaOficial, on the #Russian war of aggression in #Ukraine. Needless to say, many were struck by the ignorance and brutishness of these utterances. A 🧵...
2/ But what lies behind this? Many European/US observers seem dumbfounded by the fact that a leader who is widely (and correctly) believed to have bravely stood against dictatorship in his own country would support a genocidal warmonger such as #Putin on the international stage.
3/ The sources of Lula's (and #LatinAmerica's more widely) attitudes towards the war are many, and differ widely between countries, contexts, and social strata. The probably most often mentioned one is anti-Americanism, stemming from a variety of sources, but often relevant...
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1/29. 📜NEW BRIEF: Today we launch “PASSED THE POINT OF NO RETURN: A Non-Economic #LossAndDamage (#NELD) Explainer” covering what #NELD is, why and how it happens, where it happens, who is most affected, and importantly, how we can respond.

🔗Get it here:…
2/29. The brief begins with a foreword by @UNFCCC NELs Expert Group Member @IrfanUllahCDO, who highlights that Non-Economic #LossAndDamage has been largely overlooked in climate negotiations and that urgent action is needed to address #NELD happening now e.g. The #PakistanFloods.
3/29. Then @DLodry of @LossDamageYouth shares the powerful story of his lived experience of Non-Economic #LossAndDamage in #Cameroon called "The Tears Of A Village River And Its Population" which tells how climate-intensified #Drought can lead to a loss of #Culture and #Identity.
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1/12: YOUR GREED, OUR #DEATH: #ClimateDebt is killing us!
📢“We as a country and as a region did not start this war against nature. We did not provoke it. The war has come to us.” #DebtForClimate
2/12: The richest tenth is responsible for almost half of all carbon emissions…
… ‼️Whereas the poorest half are only responsible for a tenth of #emissions.
#DebtForClimate #DeudaXClima
3/12: The average #carbonfootprint of someone from the richest 1% of #humanity is 80 times the size of someone from the poorest half.
#DebtForClimate #DeudaXClima
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@DmytroKuleba will visit a number of #African countries

On October 3-12, the first tour of the head of @MFA_Ukraine to African countries in the history of Ukrainian diplomacy will take place. Minister Kuleba will start his tour with a visit to #Senegal. (1/6)
The tour is an important element of the African strategy, which was developed by @MFA_Ukraine on behalf @ZelenskyyUa and became a "road map" for the development of our country's relations with the region. (2/6)
The key topic of the minister's negotiations will be the consolidation of political support for Ukraine from the countries of the #GlobalSouth against the background of #RussianAggression, in particular the latest attempt to annex Ukrainian territories.
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