I have been watching Democracy Now, broadcasting all week from Copenhagen. It is refreshing to hear voices of the young, voices of the global south - the developing countries, the activists and 1st nation people around the world. The USofA perspective as seen through the corporate media, from coverage of President Obama (corporate spokesmodel) and the 24/7 fixation on far right or otherwise 'missing the point' views is spinning it's own empire story. This is true within the conference too, with the rich nations carrying on like it is a WTO or IMF gathering - rather than a UN (read: all countries as equal) conference. Leaked information called the Denmark Text, via the Guardian, tells of a plan B wherein developed countries defiled the spirit and purpose of the whole COP15 by meeting in secret and writing a version giving the richer nations the better deal. Big surprise. This is being furiously protested inside and outside the conference. This is real history in the making, by the citizens of the world - not just world leaders. I encourage you to listen to the Democracy Now broadcast from any day this last week or tune in next week.
Reminder: Tonight on the History Channel is Howard Zinn's production of "People's History of the United States." I will have to figure out a way to see this online or at someone's home with a television.