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Mutiny In The Maldives - Maldives

Maldives president blocked from opening parliament To see more go to www.youtube.com Follow us on Facebook (goo.gl or Twitter (www.twitter.com Military coups and violent protests are not what you’d associate with the Maldives. However, on this island paradise a lethal cocktail of wealthy businessmen, Islamic hardliners and corruption lie behind the coup. The country’s first democratically elected President, Mohamed Nasheed, says he was forced to resign at gunpoint in a coup backed by Islamic hardliners. They were backed up by brutal former president Gayoom. Unfortunately for Nasheed, as he tries to call for a return to democracy, his opponents have wealth behind them. “Four resort owners funded the coup.” International concern is growing over the future security and democracy of the islands, so what does it all mean for the Maldives? A Film By SBS Distributed By Journeyman Pictures March 2012

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Former Maldives president threatens protests

The former president of the Maldives says he will organise more street protests unless new elections are held. Mohamed Nasheed was removed from office on Tuesday in what he and his supporters are calling a coup. But in an interview with Al Jazeera, the new president has rejected the idea of early elections. Has also warned Nasheed against stoking up unrest. Al Jazeera’s Steve Chao reports from the capital Male.

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President Nasheed: “Our country will not exist.”

350.org messenger, President Nasheed of the Maldives calls on over 100 heads of state at United Nations to take immediate action to reach 350 in order to protect the survival of his nation. According to the latest science, we must reduce Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere to 350 parts per million in order to safeguard the survival of island nations such as the Maldives. Developed nations are currently proposing increasing C02 to 450, 500, or 600 parts per million. In the words of President Nasheed, this would be “suicide” for his nation and its 350000 residents. But there’s a growing movement around the world calling for real climate solutions, and anchoring those solutions with a bold climate target: 350 ppm. Together, we’ll demand a fair, ambitious, and binding treaty that reaches the 350 target. Join the 350 International Day of Climate Action on October 24 and fight for the survival of all nations and peoples: www.350.org

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President Nasheed of the Maldives Address at the Climate Vulnerable Forum

On 09 November, 2009, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives addressed ministers and leaders from a number of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. In his speech, he invited those leaders to join him in signing a pact for the survival of their countries, instead of a “suicide pact” at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen. 350.org — Read the full speech text and sign the survival pact! More information about survival and the 350ppm target can be found at 350.org

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President Nasheed-”We Refuse To Be Quiet” On Climate Change

‘t negotiate with physics. He has three words for climate change deniers and those are three-five-oh. 350 parts per million is the level of carbon that we need to prevent climate change. He says the Maldives will be the first country in the world to be carbon neutral. He says if the Maldives can do it, larger countries can follow. Nasheed pushed his audience to protest and put pressure on their governments for change. Nasheed spoke to the Klima change forum in Copenhagen during the UN …

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