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Social forum activists talk of 'green' conspiracy (at the World Economic Forum in Brazil)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/10 | Alan Clendenning - ap

Posted on 01/27/2010 4:28:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – Leftist activists protesting capitalism at the World Social Forum claimed Wednesday that multinational corporations in cahoots with governments are trying to take control of a new multibillion-dollar market for reducing emissions that cause global warming.

They made the accusation on the third day of the gathering of leftists that serves as an annual counterweight to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

"The companies that caused the problems are saying, 'Trust us, we'll get you out of this problem,'" said Pat Mooney, a Canadian expert on biotechnology and biodiversity. "They're saying, 'Don't worry, because we have a new technology that you will pay for to control the world's thermostat.'"

Activists who converged on the city of Porto Alegre, near the border with Uruguay, said the World Economic Forum — which got under way Wednesday — should focus on bettering global conditions for the poor and the environment instead of debating whether global financial reforms must be enacted or abandoned because of concerns about over-regulation.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: activists; conspiracy; davos; green; worldeconomicforum; worldsocialforum

1 posted on 01/27/2010 4:28:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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scam and bait uhh cap and trade under suspicion by some in the Left.. wow

I’m shocked.

drink


2 posted on 01/27/2010 4:30:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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just yesterday .. Capitalism's woes cheered at World Social Forum

What ever happened to Kumbaya?

3 posted on 01/27/2010 4:32:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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Brazil’s Silva gets hero’s welcome at Social Forum
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100127/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_brazil_social_forum_11

Don’t let Hugo hear that cheer. He’s the Man in South
America these days. ;-)


4 posted on 01/27/2010 4:39:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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snippet from

DAVOS DIGEST: World Economic Forum Highlights
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/DAVOS-DIGEST-World-Economic-apf-1332804180.html?x=0&.v=1

DAVOS FORUM-SOROS

DAVOS, Switzerland — Billionaire financier George Soros says U.S. President Barack Obama’s call for tough regulations on big banks is too soon because the economy is not “out of the woods.” Soros says imposing new taxes on banks goes against the policy the U.S. government is pursuing, which is to do “everything to help them earn their way out of a hole.” He says he is “very supportive” of Obama’s plan to curb the size of banks, but the timing is wrong and he doesn’t think it goes far enough. By Edith M. Lederer.


5 posted on 01/27/2010 4:41:26 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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