1000 cancuns – Barelona node + general commentry on where the “climate justice movement” might go…

November 2, 2010 at 1:00 am 1 comment

HEY DUDERS, hope ye are all well, wherever ye are in this strange planet.

just watched eamons film again, Under pressure, great stuff, a lot of ideas buzzing about stuff to do to assist the struggle in ireland against shell. GOOD vid from the guardian about the situation and theworsening of things with “men in masks” giving beatings to pacifist farmer willie corduff as well as mad connections with attempts at coup de etats in bolivia…

Were setting up a barcelona node to participate in the call from la via campesina for 1000 cancuns, see info on that below. Brixton in london will also have a node – Cancun in Brixton | 1000 Solutions | Cop -16 . the idea is to have stuff on for the days leading up to and during the COP16 in cancun; space to come and learn whats going on, to talk about how to make things more sustainable and just here in our local world, barcelona, catalunya, spain, europe..  also hopefully there will be much talks, at varying scales, about what we can do both globally and locally to sort the shit, hopefully much non violent direct action to “be the change that you seek in the world” as NVDA guru gandhi put it. Great vid about how direct action got results in shutting down kingsnorht but then winning in the courts, a must see for anyone interested in “climate justice”.we had a very very good initial talk this evening to get things going here for the barcelona node during 1000 cancuns, with some of the founders of the 350 campaign, and related campaign groups. also have had much talks and proposals made to many latin american networks here in the city, around the hub of the squatted social centre on the rambla, barrilonia, who put on cracking parties every week, sometimes with the excellent chilean folk collective aukan collectivo

so, i write to some of you, in the hope that, together, we can build on the foundations we have, dream bigger, have hope we will win, then do the work to realize our dreams (todos somos buddhas….)

I agree that the “climate justice movement” can really grow a lot in catalunya, as it is still only a small section of the wider “radical activist” world that exists here. decreixament, ester vives, el clima no esta en venda, repsol mata, can masdeu, transition are amongst the main actors in the scene at present, there is more.

were playing with ideas to organise the event, around nov 24 there is a big earth art project, that leads into the actual days for 1000 cancuns, nov 29  – december 10. the main day of action will be saturday 4th december. a day for us to be global-local, tuning in and listening to each other, talking together, building up the movement(s) together and building our world. we did connect with groups in bolivia during the COCHABAMBA peoples forum last april, which was a good step for us in barcelona. Ideally a great big free party with manu chao playing, after a day of LOCAL PEOPLES ASSEMBLIES, and some actions would be ideal (critical audio about these actions of communication and ideas of hope – Failure and Victory in Copenhagen (includes audio interview) )

we write to you, in hope that you can participate in this momentous event, if there is nothing yet in your part of the world, you can set 1 up, if there is anything going on, tell us. Soon we`ll be showing the rossport vids again here in barcelona, be nice to target a few shell stations in solidarity, like what they did in canada for the minga

ok dudes, festive pagan greetings of samhain to ye, hugs and kisses from this paddy who is now off to sleep to get ready for a big day tmrw…

la luche sigue, VIVA PACHAMAMA

Indigenous struggles and Latin American-Canadian solidarity

1000 CANCUNS – La Via Campesina Callout for COP16 (N29-D10)

The people create thousands of solutions to confront climate change!

Thousands of Cancuns for climate justice!

La Via Campesina calls on social movements and all people to mobilize around the world

Peasants are cooling down the planet!

Globalize the struggle!

Globalize hope!


Roy Paci & Manu Chao a Genova 2001

manu chao live in genova


Entry filed under: 1000 Cancuns, Argentina, bolivia, Bolivia, caravan, Catalunya, Chile, colombia, Colombia, english, event, Guatemala, indigenous, Ireland, La Via Campesina, Latin America, minga, pachamama, peru, Peru, Repsol, Shell, Shell, solidarity, Spain.

System Change. Not Climate Change!!! Minga Global 2010 Vídeo Migración y Elecciones Catalanas – Plataforma Q’atary Perú

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  • 1. fuspey  |  November 2, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Under Pressure vid on Vimeo – http://vimeo.com/11142172

    A short film about the Irish farmer Willie Corduff and his wife Mary who have been fighting against the construction of a gas processing plant and high pressure production pipeline in their rural community.

    The protests against the consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell who want to exploit the gas, have led to jailings and clashes with police. Corduff himself was jailed for 3 months along with four of his neighbours in 2005.

    This film examines the conflict through the eyes of Willie and Mary.


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