Writing on the wall

Writing on the wall
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First Published: Tue, Dec 07 2010. 10 01 PM IST

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters
Updated: Tue, Dec 07 2010. 10 01 PM IST
The sort of slogan found sprayed on this wall in Cancun—“Death to multinationals”—during the ongoing climate talks echoes sentiments expressed during earlier global trade or economic summits. Protest hysteria aside, it signals a fundamental truth about the talks: that public perception, which used to view economic and trade agendas as dominated by a clutch of government and corporate interests, has started to see the climate agenda in similar fashion. That loss of credibility deepened after Copenhagen, and Cancun’s toothlessness will only provide more fodder for future protestors armed with spray-paint cans.
Photo: Reuters
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First Published: Tue, Dec 07 2010. 10 01 PM IST
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