Morten Thaysen

Morten Thaysen works in Global Justice Now's communications team and is an activist with Fuel Poverty Action and Reclaim the Power. Follow him on Twitter: @viabank

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Friday, August 21, 2015
With Ever More Powerful Corporate Lobby, How Can We Hope for any Results from Paris?
"Two weeks to save the World in Paris." "Paris is the moment of truth for our climate." In the coming months leading up to the UN climate negotiations in Paris you’re likely to hear a lot more statements like these. But the negotiations are now so dominated by corporate interests that they are very...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Shutting Down a Coal Mine on the Road to Paris
The view is breath-taking and strangely beautiful as we reach the edge of the giant open cast coal mine. The surrounding landscape has turned from fertile cabbage fields to a gaping wound in the ground with no signs of life. In that moment as hundreds of my fellow activists dressed in white boiler...
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Friday, March 27, 2015
The Gates Foundation vs. the World Social Forum: A Tale of Two Meetings
This week the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID hosted a meeting in London with big agribusinesses to discuss strategies to increase corporate control over seeds in Africa. The location of the meeting was secret. So was the agenda. Attendance was strictly invite-only and nobody who even...
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