- published: 15 Apr 2013
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Not my track, for educational purposes only.
Maria Timon from the Pacific Island of Kiribati discusses how climate change is not only a major environmental issue, but also an issue of human rights. Maria is part of the Pacific Calling Project run by the Edmond Rice Centre, which aims to build awareness within Australian communities about what is happening to our pacific neighbours. The video was made in association with the Edmund Rice Centre (www.erc.org.au/pcp).
In an interview on today’s broadcast of ABC’s This Week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked to react to the heat he’s received in the wake of his comments about Hawaii being just an “island in the Pacific.” Sessions made those remarks when seemingly dismissing a federal judge’s order to block President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban executive order. After highlighting his comments, host George Stephanopoulos asked the AG what his response was to the criticism he’s gotten, pointing out that at least one person has called the remarks “dog whistle politics.” He asked Sessions why he didn’t just call it the state of Hawaii. “Nobody has a sense of humor anymore,” Sessions noted, before going on about the responsibilities the president has in keeping the country safe. Following his Ha...
The Eastern Koel ( also known as Pacific Koel ) is locally called a storm bird. This is probably because they become more vocal in stormy weather. They are part of the Cuckoo family and lay their eggs in other 'host species' nest. The Male looks black but in very good light, the feathers have a greenish sheen. The red eye is also prominent. The females are beautifully marked with a barred plumage ( see upcoming video ). Once they have bred, most Koels head back to PNG for the winter. Note. I think this is the bird that I get asked about the most due to their repetitive call. I filmed these in my garden on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Tim siggs. ABVC.
An Island Calling is a truly "post-colonial" tale that revolves around a brutal double murder of a gay male couple, one of who was a human rights worker, in Fiji in mid-2001. Through exploring the incident's context, this film reveals deep historical, social and political currents that circulate throughout the Pacific. However, the documentary is, as much, an intimate story of two very different families. Directed by Annie Goldson, an Occasional Production. If you are living in NZ you can watch this film at the Cinema showcase (March 2008 - May 2008), click here for more information. http://www.worldcinemashowcase.co.nz To get a copy of the film, or to find out when it will be screening in your country get in touch with Occasional Productions: http://www.op.co.nz/ end...
The Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) is a group that advocates on behalf of, and in partnership with low-lying, low income, vulnerable Pacific Island nations that are being effected by dangerous climate change. PCP is hosting a public workshop at the University of Sydney, on Thursday May 16 at 6pm, on the issues of climate justice, human development and the effects of climate change on nations such as Kiribati and Tuvalu. Please watch this video, and check out https://www.facebook.com/events/467197390020145/?fref=ts for more details. www.erc.org.au/pcp
The Pacific Calling Partnership hosted a workshop focusing on the specific development challenges that countries in low-lying pacific island nations face due to climate change. These countries and cultures are limited in their ability to mitigate climate change or adapt adequately to its impacts, given the significant development challenges already being faced by low income Pacific Governments. This video is a collection of highlights from the event. Speakers: Meredith Burgmann, the President of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) on her recent trip to Kiribati. Maria Tiimon Chi-Fang, a Kiribati woman, and the Pacific Outreach Officer at the Pacific Calling Partnership. She puts a human face on climate change, its effects on the developing countries of the Pac...
Maria Timon from Kiribati presented 3 video clips at the Pacific Calling Partnership/Climate Action Network Australia side event at the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen on the 11th of December, 2009. This was the first clip.
For 10 years, the Pacific Calling Partnership, coordinated by the Edmund Rice Centre, has been working with our neighbours in the Pacific to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on low-lying islands. Here is a collection of memories from the past decade.