Cities have emerged as a key site of popular struggle in post-apartheid
South Africa. But with the ANC responding to independent organisation in
an increasingly violent and repressive manner the future of these
struggles is deeply uncertain.
There is no global deal nor any chance of one at Durban's COP17. Fortunately, "Plan B", predicted by the author after COP15, is looking feasible and even healthy. Welcome a profusion of national, regional and city initiatives to save us from devastating climate change