Cancun? Curious?

If you’ve noticed the lack of coverage of the Climate Conference in Cancun by mainstream US media like ABC, NBC and CBS, you’re not alone. If you’re just counting your gift purchases until the Corporate Holy Day arrives, then read no further. If you are wondering what’s going on–or not–in Cancun then you’re in luck because Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! news is broadcasting all week from the conference.  And the lack of attendance by the press corps is noticeable.  Does this mean no one in America gives a hoot? Or does it indicate that certain interests don’t want us to give a damn? Out of sight and out of mind. Yep, just keep folks focused on their toys and all will be well. Or will it? IF anyone is interested in learning what’s afoot in Cancun then surf  for online videos and text of Goodman’s coverage of the conference. There’s currently an interview with Bolivia’s Pablo Solon, coverage of a speech by Ireland’s former president, Mary Robinson, and lo and behold there is, of all things, an alternate conference underway—an impressive  gathering of small grassroots farmers conducting their own discussions about Climate Change. Yes, the ‘small folk’ have serious concerns about the issues. Unlike some other invisible people I won’t bother naming.  

If you’re aware of other good ongoing current coverage  of Cancun, please share a link or other tracks/videos etc.

Note:  Amy Goodman received the Right Livelihood Award in 2008. Click on the photograph to visit the Right Livelihood page.

photo by Wolfgang Schmidt



  1. slpmartin said,

    December 6, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Love the show and LinkTV in general.

  2. clegyrboia said,

    December 6, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    it is sad that so many people just want to ignore this.
    and the talks are not going to good either
    yes small farmers see the issue
    here in the UK only the Guardian newspaper shows news from the talks

    thanks for sharing

    • December 8, 2010 at 5:46 am

      Yes, according to Goodman the press is clearly MIA–along with a number of world ‘leaders’. I wish I could print the world ‘leaders’ at half the size to illustrate how small they are.
      Oh but you, Charles and I are NOT ignoring it, are we?

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