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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

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

GLOBAL MINGA in defense of Mother Earth – SYSTEM CHANGE, NOT CLIMATE CHANGE (12 October)

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

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In Barcelona, The call out for October 12 has come from REVOLTA GLOBAL:

Tuesday 12 Oct, 17h: Anticapitalist, Antifascist and Antiracist March on the 12th October. Plaça de Catalunya (Telefónica)

For shared struggles, the solidarity and the affection between peoples

Tuesday 12 Oct, 17h, march from Plaça de Catalunya (Telefónica) finishing at Rambla del Raval


Minga Global 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

Copenhagen 2009 y COP 15: Victoria y fracaso en Copenhague | La llamada de Cochabamba – asembleas locales y nodos para connectar | KLIMAFORUM DECLARATION – System Change – Not Climate Change | Cambiando el mundo despuis CPH | Changing the world after Copenhagen – fotos, vids, audios, commenteries – VIVA PACHAMAMA | Reclaim Power, that talk, that “riot”, that action, the consequences

Other Infos: Contra el canvi climàtic i per la justícia social. Canviem el món no el clima! | Cambiar el Sistema , no el clima (KAOSENLARED) | El clima no esta en venda | Letter from President Evo Morales to Indigenous Peoples: NATURE, FORESTS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ARE NOT FOR SALE | Ecologistas en accion | Minkandina

 

ENCUENTRO NACIONAL DE PUEBLOS INDIGENAS ANDINO – AMAZONICO (Conacami . Aidesep)

(This article first appeared in Spanish here – Minga Global por la Madre Tierra – Cambiar el sistema no el clima (12 Octubre) )

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October 12, 2010 at 8:42 am 1 comment

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

From Copenhagen to Cochabomba…

COP15 was only the first step in the battle to protect Mother Earth

At the closing sessions of  COP15, on Friday afternoon December 18,  a joint news conference was held with Bolivian President Evo Morales and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. They spared no criticism of the climate conference in Copenhagen and called the proceedings undemocratic. They echoed the calls from Klimaforum and various global social movements for System Change and both said that if we are to live sustainably, capitalism will have to come to an end. Chavez saluted the Climate Action Protesters who were busy out in the streets and read out some of their slogans. Evo Morales called for the most ambitious proposal so far by any head of state; on world leaders to hold temperature increases over the next century to just one degree Celsius. Morales also called on the United States and other wealthy nations to pay an ecological debt to Bolivia and other developing nations.

Subsequently, arising from the overall failure of COP15 a Peoples’ World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth’s Rights will take place on Mother Earth Day April 22, 2010 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez closing remarks to COP15

Evo Morales: Spanish 1 | Hugo Chavez: Spanish with subtitles english 1 | 2 | 3 English, Dubbed over, Official COP15 broadcast 1 | 2 | 3

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January 19, 2010 at 5:39 pm 4 comments

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