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

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….)

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November 2, 2010 at 1:00 am 1 comment

System Change. Not Climate Change!!! Minga Global 2010

(This article originally appeared in Spanish here)

Minga Global: In every corner of the planet, those of us who want to save the life are raising our voices against capitalist aggression expressed in the looting and the commodification of life. Because we know that other worlds are not only urgent: they are, above all, possible. And we are building them.

System Change not Climate Change! Taking direct action for climate justice

Climate Justice  Action (CJA): In 2009, indigenous peoples throughout the world called for a global mobilisation ‘In defence of mother earth’ on October 12, reclaiming the day that used to be imposed as ‘Columbus Day’. Responding to this call, and the demand for a day of action for ‘system change, not climate change’ issued by the global movements gathered in Copenhagen last year, Climate Justice Action is proposing a day of direct action for climate justice on October 12, 2010. (Minga Global)

Reports | Barcelona: 12 de octubre en Barcelona. Se exige Juicio a Goni y se denuncia impactos Repsol en Bolivia | Centenars de persones es manifesten per un 12 d’octubre anticapitalista i antiracista (revolta global) | Día de la Resistencia , 12 Octubre Barcelona (video) | (12-0 a BCN) 500 persones contra el colonialisme i la hispanitat (Barcelona indymedia) | La vanguardia (mainstream + vid) | 12 d’octubre de 2010, com sempre, res a celebrar | actes baix republica | Spain: Protestas en el Estado español contra el Día de la Hispanidad | Minga Global 2010: Barcelona Llamada 2010 | Minga Global | Manifestacion Barcelona | Global Week of Action for Climate Justice | Global Day of Action for Climate Justice | Intercontinental Cry | Minga Global 2009: Ultimos noticias | Marxa per la dignitat dels pobles (Barcelona) | Mensaje de Alberto Pizango a la Madre Tierra

Día de la Resistencia  / Day of Resistence, 12 Octubre Barcelona (video)

Next days of Global action for Climate Justice…

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

( Remembering the yellow CJA signs from Copenhagen, december 2009)

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October 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm 3 comments

¡Miles de Cancún por la justicia climática! La llamada de La Via Campesina por COP16 (N29-D10)

¡Miles de Cancún por la justicia climática!

La Vía Campesina convoca a los movimientos sociales y llama al pueblo a movilizarse en el mundo

¡Campesinos y campesinas enfriamos el planeta!

¡Globalicemos la lucha!

¡Globalicemos la esperanza!

Los movimientos sociales de todo el mundo se están movilizando para la 16ª Conferencia de las Partes (COP 16) de la Convención Marco de Naciones Unidas para el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) que se celebrará en Cancún, del 29 de noviembre al 10 de diciembre de 2010.

La Via Campesina: Via Campesina WEB | Via Campesina callout | Call in Spanish | Via Campesina VIDEO | on Facebook | Cochabamba: World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth | World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change (democracy now) | The Cochabamba Global Convergance call out: Local assembly and listening points | Cochabamba Proposals Will be Brought to Cancun | Copenhagen + COP 15: Failure and Victory in Copenhagen (includes audio interview) | Copenhagen Climate Summit (democracy now) | KLIMAFORUM DECLARATION – System Change – Not Climate Change | Changing the world after Copenhagen – fotos, vids, audios, commenteries – VIVA PACHAMAMA | Reclaim Power, that talk, that “riot”, that action, the consequences | Minga Global 2010: Minga Global | Global Week of Action for Climate Justice | Global Day of Action for Climate Justice | Intercontinental Cry | Letter from President Evo Morales to Indigenous Peoples: NATURE, FORESTS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ARE NOT FOR SALE | Minkandina | Minga Global 2009: Ultimos noticias | Mensaje de Alberto Pizango a la Madre Tierra

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October 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

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!

Social movements from around the world are mobilizing for the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will take place in Cancun from 29 November to 10 December 2010.

La Via Campesina: Via Campesina WEB | Via Campesina callout | Call in Spanish | Via Campesina VIDEO | on FacebookCochabamba: World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth | World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change (democracy now) |  The Cochabamba Global Convergance call out: Local assembly and listening points | Cochabamba Proposals Will be Brought to Cancun | Copenhagen + COP 15: Failure and Victory in Copenhagen (includes audio interview) | Copenhagen Climate Summit (democracy now) | KLIMAFORUM DECLARATION – System Change – Not Climate Change | Changing the world after Copenhagen – fotos, vids, audios, commenteries – VIVA PACHAMAMA | Reclaim Power, that talk, that “riot”, that action, the consequences | Minga Global 2010: Minga Global | Global Week of Action for Climate Justice | Global Day of Action for Climate Justice | Intercontinental Cry | Letter from President Evo Morales to Indigenous Peoples: NATURE, FORESTS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ARE NOT FOR SALE | Minkandina | Minga Global 2009: Ultimos noticias | Mensaje de Alberto Pizango a la Madre Tierra

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October 14, 2010 at 11:25 am 3 comments

La llamada de Cochabamba – asembleas locales y nodos para connectar

Saludos a tod@s luchando por justicia social y climatico

Ultimos noticias –

Hay algunos de nosotros trabajando en Barcelona para preparar un espacio para la conexión de hoy con la conferencia de Cochabamba. Tendremos comentarios de Copenhague y una asamblea local de los pueblos clase hoy. Estaremos en la Universidad Libre de larimaia (en catalán de la grieta en el hielo .. su direcion – C/Gran Via 550, circa metro rojo – URGELL) hoy desde las 7pm hasta 1 a.m. (hora local de BCN). Luego a la 1 am nos dirigiremos a un segundo espacio, La otra carboneria, 5 minutos a pie, es un centro social en el barrio de Sant Antoni que están involucrados en el huerto comunitario en el Raval, entre mucho otros temas de la comunidad local. En ese momento vamos a empezar a participar en el proyecto de tipo Web en línea de conferencias, la hemispheric convergence con otros nodos locales similares alrededor del mundo.

Mañana esperamos más cosas, más películas y charlas y, posiblemente, un recorrido a pie locales de las zonas de Barcelona. Manaña tambien hay proyecion de la peli AGE OF STUPID con eco union cineforum, ( ala del equipament, C/ San Pere Més Baix 70-74 ) El domingo vamos a ir a Can Masdeu (artículo relacionado sobre este proyecto – rurbano revolution) para comer juntos, relajarse en la naturaleza y reflexionar sobre cómo este experimento fue y cómo podemos construir en las cosas

El proceso de la COP 15 fue un desastre, todos están de acuerdo. Entonces, ahora es por nosotros, los movimientos sociales globales para organizar y producir el cambio, ahora!. El siguiente paso muy importante comienza en 4 días en Cochabamba, Bolivia: Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre el Cambio Climático y los Derechos de la Madre Tierra (Lunes 19 de abril -22 jueves). Hay un llamado por una Hemispheric convergence (desde america hasta el mundo) a cabo para la creación de espacios físicos locales en estas fechas en un intento de horizontalizar aún más el proceso, permiten que más gente participe, para actuar como puntos de reunión local para:

1 – escuchar y ver cosas de Cochabamba
2 – crear asambleas locales para discutir a nivel mundial y locales, los problemas, estrategias, etc ..
3 – participar a través de las asambleas locales con grupos en Cochabamba a través de Mayfirst collectivo que será “la organización de reuniones virtuales interactivos”

Ver al final del post para más detalles técnicos o de vistas al exterior original de la convocatoria de Alfredo Lopez alfredo at mayfirst.org here: Join us at Cochabamba/USA event April 20!

La idea de que más personas, grupos y redes que participan juntos en un punto singular en el tiempo en su área local, es tal vez un mecanismo vital / espacio / sistema que nosotros, los movimientos sociales, no han utilizado todo su potencial. Si lo empuje, que realmente puede sentir que  WE ARE WINNING, estamos ganando.

En diciembre pasado las cosas en el frío de Copenhague pasó mucho. Dado que, la mayoría de las personas sólo piensan en el desastre de la COP 15 oficiales, pero para más de nosotros que estuvimos allí en la calle, cosas mágicas paso que nos han llenado de esperanza y en la que estamos construyendo. 100.000 marcharon en Copenhague, el sábado exigentes CAMBIO DEL SISTEMA NO CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO. Esta Asamblea de Pueblos en Cochabamba no es más que el segundo paso!

Durante esos días fríos de la actividad en las calles de Copenhague, Reclaim Power fue el principal CJA (acción climática justicia) manifestacion. Hemos logrado nuestro objetivo, en parte (debido a la violencia policial no permite a las personas en el interior del centro hacia fuera-gaurdian vid aquí), que era crear un espacio abierto, horizontal para una ASAMBLEA LOS PUEBLOS. Nos las arreglamos para hacer una secuencia de radio en vivo de la asamblea que gracias a indymedia y la isla de disidentes (audio – THE PEOPLES ASSEMBLY | POST HORIZONTAL PROCESS FEEDBACK SESSION + Joyfull insights | RECLAIM POWER SOUNDSCAPE ), pero escuchaba sólo unas pocas personas. Si podemos mejorar esta área de la comunicación, tal vez realmente puede radicalizar nuestra lucha, vamos a tratar la próxima semana. Lleno arroyos de Cochabamba en español y en Inglés se puede ver también en http://oneclimate.net/bolivia

Hemos tenido discusiones iniciales sobre la configuración de estos “listening nodes”, “nodos para escuchar”, para conectar con la red MAYFIRST en Dublín, Irlanda (a través de seomra spraoi) y en Barcelona, Catalunya, España ((transition, el clima no esta en venda, decreixament grupos)
Un experimento similar anterior fue tratado durante el Foro Social Mundial 2007 en Kenia: Indymedia radio support for WSF 2007 from Kenya + Indymedia.org

Este es el paso 2 … Paso a Paso, Hasta La Victoria …

VIVA PACHAMAMA

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(Peoples assembly @ Copenhagen 2009 – the first step…)

(oneclimate.net covered Copenhagen and will stream out in Spanish and English from Cochabamba)

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April 15, 2010 at 4:06 pm 5 comments

The Cochabamba Global Convergance call out: Local assembly and listening points

Greetings to all those working for global climate justice

The COP15 process was a disaster, all are agreed. It is up to us, global social movements to organize and bring about change, now!. The next very important step starts in 4 days time in Cochabamba, Bolivia: World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (april 19 monday -22 thursday). There is a call out for a Hemispheric convergence (from american to global) the creation of local physical spaces during these dates in an attempt to further horizontalize the process, allow for more people to participate, to act as local gathering points to:

1 – listen to/ watch output from Cochabamba
2 – create local assemblies to discuss global/ local issues, strategies etc…
3 – participate via local assemblies with groups in cochabamba via Mayfirst collective who will be “organising virtual interactive meetings”

See end of post for technical details or view original call out from Alfredo Lopez alfredo at mayfirst.org: Join us at Cochabamba/USA event April 20!

The idea of more people / groups / networks participating together in a singular point in time in their local area, is perhaps a vital mechanism / space / system that we, social movements, have not utilized to its full potential. If we push it, we might really feel that WE ARE WINNING.

Last December in cold Copenhagen much things happened. Since, most people only think about the disaster of the official COP15, but for more of us who were there on the streets, magical things happened that have filled us with hope and on which we are building. 100,000 marched in Copenhagen on the Saturday demanding SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE. This PEOPLES ASSEMBLY in Cochabamba is but the second step!

During those cold days of activity on the streets of Copenhagen, RECLAIM POWER was the main CJA (climate justice action) demo. We succeeded in our aim, partly (due to police violence not allowing people inside the centre out- gaurdian vid here), which was to create an open, horizontal space for a PEOPLES ASSEMBLY. We managed to make a live radio stream of that assembly thanks to indymedia and dissident island (  THE PEOPLES ASSEMBLY | POST HORIZONTAL PROCESS FEEDBACK SESSION + Joyfull insights | RECLAIM POWER SOUNDSCAPE ), but only a few people listened. If we can improve this area of COMMUNICATION, perhaps we can really radicalise our battle, lets try next week. Full streams from Cochabamba in both Spanish and English can be viewed also at http://oneclimate.net/bolivia

Climate Camp UK is sending a few people to Bolivia. They will be using Twitter to link to news, reports, info, multimedia uploads and blogs before, during and after the conference: http://twitter.com/WPCCC. Also, you can follow what’s going & feedback to climate camp people in Bolivia here: ning, blog and facebook.

We have had initial discussions about setting up these “listening nodes” to plug into the MAYFIRST network in Dublin, Ireland (via seomra spraoi) and in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain (transition, el clima no esta en venda, decreixament groups). We will add more as we hear of them. A previous similar experiment was tried during the 2007 world social forum in Kenya: Indymedia radio support for WSF 2007 from Kenya + Indymedia.org

This is step 2… paso a paso, hasta la victoria…

VIVA PACHAMAMA

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(Peoples assembly @ Copenhagen 2009 – the first step…)

(oneclimate.net covered Copenhagen and will stream out in Spanish and English from Cochabamba)

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April 15, 2010 at 10:58 am 8 comments

Reclaim Power, that talk, that “riot”, that action, the consequences

Just over a month ago in Copenhagen’s free town of Cristiania there were firey words spoken, followed by baracades of fire, conflict with riot police and mass arrests of cliamte justice activists.  The talk, with Noami Klein and others, led to the later arrest of Tadzio Muller for “instigating a riot” under the new Danish “anti terrorist laws“. The talk was our “party night”, December 14th 2009, 2 days before the RECLAIM POWER demo… PUSHING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

Below is the video compilation of that important talk, what happened after and what that has led to. Reclaim Power was not an end in itself, it was only that hugely difficult and important first step…

That talk

Reclaim Power with Naomi Klein, Michael Heart, Tadzio Müller and Lisa Fithian

(Video in 9 Parts, thanks to professorakbar, see end of article for all embedded vids)

That “riot”

Democracy Now report: Danish Police Raid Climate Justice Gathering

Meanwhile, outside the summit, Danish police are intensifying their crackdown on climate justice activists. Late last night riot police raided Copenhagens autonomous community of Christiania as it played host to a party organized by protest groups. Witnesses say police fired tear gas directly at the party as attendees were dancing and gathering inside. Some protesters were said to have thrown bottles at police and set fire to barricades. More than 200 people were reportedly arrested. The Christiania raid comes ahead of a massive act of civil disobedience planned for Wednesday. Organizers of the Reclaim Power action say theyll disrupt the summit and hold a peoples assembly giving voice to those calling for climate justice.

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January 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm 21 comments

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