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As the #climatecrisis accelerates more people are starting to sense the need for transformative change. So I'm putting together a THREAD of THREADs about all things #climatejustice, from history to core tenets and demands, from movement strategy & dynamics to hot takes
We have lift off. Firstly here are some seminal #climatejustice statements and declarations going back to a time before most of the school strikers were born!
Here's a history of how #climatejustice as a concept has been defined, including plenty resources and links
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Thread: why thousands of #dalits are demanding land rights, and what's happening in Marathwada.
Dalits are the most landless community in India. Estimates of landlessness range from 60% (India Land and Livestock Holding Survey 2013) to 70% (Census 2011 occupation data) 1/n
Dalits were not allowed to own #land under the caste system. This forced their dependence on occupations that in turn defined their caste. Land reforms were initiated after Independence to grant small amount of land from old Zamindar estates. 2/n
But the reforms have failed. Either no land was given, or land was encroached by higher castes. This is leading to land conflicts. For example- landconflictwatch.org/research/upper…
landconflictwatch.org/research/viole… 3/n
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And now the work begins ... kicking off 4 days in Rosario, Argentina as part of the #urbanisinginplace project - learning how Rosario has supported #urban #agroecology urbanisinginplace.org - we’ll be posting to this thread over the 4 days ...
The official welcome from the city of Rosario
Finding out about the political realities of supporting #urban #agroecology in the face of economic and development pressures, and increasing industrial production of soya #urbanisinginplace
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Ich versuche mich mal an einer #Reflexion zu #StudentCentred, #Quadrigadebatte & #LehreU15 (via Twitter verfolgt) & würde mich besonders über Reaktionen von @dghd_info, @lehrehochn, @fzs_ev, @HRK_aktuell freuen! (Wird etwas länger! 🙏) #Qualitätspakt #QPL
1/ Für mich ist die zentrale Frage, wie #GuteLehre und #Lehrentwicklung institutionalisiert und curricular bzw. im #Qualitätsmanagement der Institute, Fakultäten und #Hochschulen verankert werden können. #Projekt_nexus #LehreU15
2/ Dazu sind m.E. verschiedene Dinge nötig: 1. Die dauerhafte Verbesserung des #Betreuungsverhältnisses/der #Personalausstattung in den Instituten (besonders in den stark nachgefragten Fächern #Projekt_nexus #LehreU15
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*New thread* Today we've published two new reports on UK #land use & #biomass setting out why they're important in tackling climate change & how our land can help to build resilience to climate impacts. Here's a summary of both: theccc.org.uk/wp-content/upl… and theccc.org.uk/wp-content/upl…
Kicking off with land use: Our report says fundamental reform to how land is used and managed is needed to deliver the UK’s climate goals. There is now a unique opportunity to define a better land strategy that can tackle the challenges of #climatechange. Read the Exec Summary.
Significant changes in land use could help reduce emissions by 35-80% by 2050. Figure 2.5 explains. Deeper cuts in emissions by 2050 require ↑↑ tree planting & peatland restoration, while the harvesting of biomass could help to displace emissions in energy & construction.
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This is the Berlin Conference all over again. Cut & Slice Africa, disregard what the indigenous owners of the land say. But you make your choice. Here is the thread.
TiTLE Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), and IEBC Kenya on scrapping of #Constituencies in Northern Kenya.
#NRT, @USAID several @EU_Commission countries are lobbying the @IEBCKenya and the Environment, Mining, Minerals, Wildlife and Pollution Committee in #KENYAN Parliament to scrap constituencies to make one single 'manageable' constituency in Northern Kenya.
[Note that #NRT is owned by the @RoyalFamily. It is NOT owned by 'the communities' - who have no land title deeds - all this land has been "grabbed" though eviction, burning homes, killing cattle, poisoning boreholes and "NRT" does not benefit the community in any manner]
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The #legitimacy of any form of #government is not and cannot be based upon #consent, but upon how well it protects the rights of those who refuse to consent.
When the bullshit is stripped away, #Socialism is #theft, and can never be a moral form of political economy, because it cannot protect the rights of those who refuse to consent to the theft of their earned wealth. Those who do consent are not prevented under any other system…
from engaging in #voluntary #cooperative #ownership of #capital. Therefore, #Socialism is not defined by voluntary participation, but by #coercion, or #theft, a universal #moral harm. #Intent is not #magic. Good intent and good works do not and cannot excuse the theft.
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Many people are too consume with the idea of owning a plot of land so sometimes feel too elated to do due verifications before making payment. In this thread, i will tell you how a survey plan search, an essential land check can save you from land trouble. THREAD👇👇👇
Before i go ahead, it is essential we understand what a survey plan means: A #Survey plan is a document that measures the boundary of a parcel of land to give an accurate measurement and description of that land #RealEstate #LandDebate
The people that handle #Survey issues are Surveyors and they are regulated by the office of the Surveyor general in #Lagos as it relates to survey issues in Lagos. #RealEstate
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Though I am really glad that #arsenic contamination of #groundwater in India, and specially #WestBengal is getting the attention it deserves, there is a major issue that needs wider discussion.
There is a simplistic argument that arsenic naturally occurs in the #Gangetic belt, the author uses the term “#geological curse”. If this is the case, why is heavy #arsenic contamination being reported from #Jharkhand and #Chattisgarh in Central India?
A possible answer to that may be traced to this MIT paper that was published in @NatureGeosci on #anthropogenic influence on #groundwater #arsenic contamination in #Bangladesh nature.com/articles/ngeo6…
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Have you been buying lands in the Ibeju Lekki axis of Lagos? Cheap cheap lands right and you probably thought everything is good? Well i hate to break it to you, There are no cheap lands in Lagos. If it is cheap, there are risks involved. I'll explain.
Thread!!!!!!!
1. Often times i've had people call or message me to ask about cheap lands they can buy & build in Lagos state. Talking about d lands advertised by their church members for 800k or less. Well, patronize your members o but their are some facts #realestate agents wont tell you
2. Majority of the lands you buy for cheap comes with a #Land title called Excision in process, Okay good. I guess you will say but “#Excision is the right of the indigenous land owners” right? YES you are very correct but...
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#KarlMarx200 thread:

1. In my own #research, I have found Marx's notion of #contradiction particularly useful.

In his analysis, Marx noted how the contradiction between #labor and #capital accounted for many of the social dynamics of #capitalism.
2. The contradiction does not necessarily mean #conflict, but tendencies that "pull" in different directions and are in a dialectical relation to each other.

The contradiction of labor/capital can be accommodated in different ways and with very different consequences.
3. I like how this notions focuses on changing social dynamics. In my own work on #land use of #Mengen speakers in #PapuaNewGuinea, I've used the notion of #contradiction, to think about social forces underpinning Mengen land ownership and use.
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#THREAD

1} My Dear Friend Geri,

With all due respect to current #NonProfits serving Refugees & Immigrants - their Branding & Messaging are #Tragically #Weak.

#OurAmericanKids🇺🇸 are BEING #SCAPEGOATED & #WE, the Liberals of #OurCountry we call the United States of America...
2} ...get OUR #Truthful-#Propaganda #LUNCH handed to us - #EVERY #DAMNED #TIME there's a watershed political issue.

My opinion as a 25-year #Duke MBA-trained-#Strategist, is that "Dreamers" is a well-intentioned, but desperately INEFFECTIVE MONIKER for #OurAmericanKids. Scapegoats for American Fascists
3} My dog #Sadie is a very #Active #Dreamer. Hitler #Dreamed about ruling an #AryanPlanet.

Un-@realDonaldTrump dreams of building a wall "SO fucking HIGH," that planes can't #LAND in #Texas without traveling 100-miles North of our Southern Border - just to pull a #giant U-ey✈️ Hitler Dreamed of an Aryan Planet-Earth.U-Turn in the sky
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One thing I’m worried about—in addition to my family’s safety—re: #Maria in #PuertoRico is how #colonialism capitalizes on #NaturalDisaster
In the early 1900s US #businesses were able to monopolize #PuertoRican farm land after Hurricane San Ciriaco (1899) devastated the #island
#Farmers who were never able to rebuild after the #hurricane were forced to either give up their #land or enter unjust agreements
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