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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

KLIMAFORUM DECLARATION – System Change – Not Climate Change

The KLIMAFORUM DECLARATION was presented by Ms. Mathilde Kaalund-Jørgensen and Mr. Juan N. Rojas, as members from Civil Society’s Climate Forum Speaking on behalf of the Klimaforum09, in the Tycho Brahe Hall at the UNFCCC Plenary on  the 18th of December 2009.

The declaration communicates the diversity of the wide range of grassroots movements that were present in Copenhagen and had been in communication for some time. Together through the declaration, global struggles for climate justice have made a list of very strong basic demands. It is very hearthening to see the wide range of groups from all around the planet that have signed up to support its demands, that group is presently over 500 and growing.

The demands are the following:

  • A complete abandonment of fossil fuels within the next 30 years, which must include specific milestones for every 5-year period. We demand an immediate cut in GHG of industrialized countries of at least 40% compared to 1990 levels by 2020.
  • Recognition, payment and compensation of climate debt for the overconsumption of atmospheric space and adverse effects of climate change on all affected groups and people.
  • A rejection of purely market-oriented and technology-centred false and dangerous solutions such as nuclear energy, agro-fuels, carbon capture and storage, Clean Development Mechanisms, biochar, genetically “climate-readied” crops, geo-engineering, and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), which deepens social and environmental conflicts.
  • Real solutions to climate crisis based on safe, clean, renewable, and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as transitions to food, energy, land, and water sovereignty.

The video of the presentations given to UNFCC can be viewed here and also on the official UNFCC site. All details about the this process in spanish can be found at the following: Declaración de los pueblos en Klimaforum09

Below are a few videos about the creation of the Declaration, made from KlimaTV

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January 13, 2010 at 10:04 am 15 comments

Canadian business and state denounced by a Canadian in Brussels, due to their complicitness in murdering of Colombian Indigenous

RADIO INTERVIEWCanada denounced for complicitness in murdering of Colombian Indigenous (please distribute widely – transcript below)

3 days ago a group from the SOCIAL AND CLIMATE JUSTICE CARAVAN visited the Canadian embassy in Brussels to seek protection for a man from Colombia who has received death treaths from Colombian Paramilitaries. The Canadian state is responsible for this due to upcoming free trade agreements as well as, along with the US, not signing the charter to protect indigenous around the world. Also Canadian mining business COSIGO RESOURCES are implicated in using these paramilitaries to obtain native lands.

(more photos here )

Dave Bleakney of the Canadian union of postal workers entered, was nearly forcibly evicted from the building but activists from all continents of the world outside blocked the door, blocking the police action. A woman rep from the embassy came down, they talked, dave left.

This interview is what dave said upon leaving the embassy, without police harrassment this time, about his view on his countries dirty business action.

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December 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm 1 comment

Daves Diary – SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE – the journey from WTO @ Geneva to COP15 @ Copenhagen

There are some things that happen that make us good to be alive, even in these times of fear and greed. The Trade to Climate Caravan is one of those moments. People have come from around the world from the worst of environmental and social situations to demand and claim a better world save our planet from those that wish to profit out of the death of the biosphere.

We have learned about and shared important struggles that shine a light on our collective dignity. We make tell each other about not only of our resistance but of our hopes and movements and dreams of a better place.

This is more than a friendship but borne of political solidarity, labour and land ownership, climate justice, the exploitation of the south by the north, even knowing that you can find pockets of the south in the north and the north in the south. It is a world out of balance where absurdity passes for logic and the cry of humanity and mother earth is ignored at best, and people are shot and disappear at worst.

We have invitations and choices to fight for our humanity and planet in these times. There is no middle ground. We will defy them. We will build our links and resistance and polish them with deep respect and commitment to our diversity and our common bonds.

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December 9, 2009 at 8:39 am 1 comment

Colombian paramilitaries assassinate indigenous leader in the name of Canadian multinationals (call out for global solidarity climate justice action)

RADIO INTERVIEWCanada business involved in killing indigenous colombian farmers (please distribute widely – transcript below)

Colombian paramilitaries assassinate indigenous leader in the name of Canadian multinationals

One of the climate caravan participants, José Goyes, is part of a movement in Colombia called the Resguardo de Honduras Cauca. He lives in a fertile area in the south of the country, which is rich in vegetation, but also in mineral resources such as gold. This area has recently become the sight of a bitter struggle by the indigenous people whose livelihoods depend on this land, and the multinational corporations who are intent on exploiting it, apparently at any cost.

Canadian multinationals, and in particular a corporation called Cosigo Resources (Vancouver), are embarking on a programme of mass displacement of indigenous populations in south east Colombia. The Colombian government is supporting these multinationals; in the name of the Colombian government paramilitaries are persecuting and killing local indigenous people who oppose the forceful seizure of their land.

Many of the indigenous leaders, including José Goyes, have been threatened because they oppose the exploration of Cosigo Resources. On Sunday, we received the news that one of the indigenous leaders in the struggle had been killed. This brings the death toll of indigenous leaders in the region to five. These deaths are happening purely because the local populations are refusing to cooperate with the multinationals and government paramilitaries who are expelling them from their land.

José himself recently received a fax from the paramilitaries, stating that he and his organisation are considered a “military objective”. Jose has already had paramilitaries torture him in his own home. Now he knows his life is even more seriously in danger.

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December 9, 2009 at 8:30 am 6 comments

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