The highly anticipated world climate change summit opened in Copenhagen, Denmark today. The goal of the summit is for participating countries to agree to targets for emission reduction and to decide how reaching those targets will be paid for, New York Times. Summit Q & A, BBC News. The summit in pictures, BBC News. Obstacles to an agreement, ABC. Timeline of the history of the politics of climate change starting in 1820, New York Times.
Students in Iran clashed with police on college campuses today. Today is a state holiday in Iran commemorating the deaths of 3 students killed under the Shah of Iran in 1953. Protesters of the current government, while heavily restricted most of the time, use state sponsored marches and holidays as opportunities to briefly show support for the movement for reform, Times Online. Find more information on CDB’s Iran page.
Somali protesters marched in the capital city of Mogadishu today to show their anger at terrorist attacks by the militant group al-Shabab that controls much of the country, BBC News.