Off to Cape Town this week, giving talks on Thursday lunchtime at the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha; Friday lunchtime at the GSDPP in Rondebosch and Friday evening at the Sustainability Institute in Stellenbosch.
The Hamburg G20 riots: That feeling when you’re overthrowing capitalism but just can’t resist taking a selfie on your iPhone 7 (plus vanity beats security, every time – where’s your hood, dude?) h/t Jimmy Rushmore. The G20 also produced one of the great mansplaining eyerolls – take a bow, Angela Merkel (but not Vladimir Putin)
The Guardian kicked off a two year campaign on one of the world’s biggest killers – tobacco (6m deaths a year – 15 malarias), and Reuters got in on the act with a great investigation into the lobbying activities of Philip Morris. About time. Now can the NGOs to step up?
And you thought The Handmaid’s Tale was fiction. Women in Arkansas now require a man’s permission to get an abortion.
“The man China couldn’t erase” – 1m BBC video on the life of Nobel laureate and human rights advocate Liu Xiaobo
Unless you were already familiar with the original Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen viral video, which I wasn’t, this take on the SDGs was completely baffling. Hats off to whoever in Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to turn PPAP into Public Private Action for Partnership – brilliant!. Tell me when UN adopts it as the official video.