An open letter to the governments of the world meeting in Durban
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We remember a time in Durban – indeed, a period in the history of this nation of South Africa – when we feared that the apartheid states' intransigence would spark a conflict in which much blood would be shed. But even at our lowest ebb, even when the injustice we faced seared through every minute of every day, our people stood firm in the knowledge that justice itself would defeat a system that put different values on different people based on nothing more arbitrary than the colour of their skin.
Now, twenty years after our victory, in the remaining hours of the Durban climate talks, with great urgency we call for a similar breakthrough – one as unexpected, as deserved... Read more >