27th November, 2010 - Posted by Carleen Pickard - 1 Comment
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
Climate activists from around the globe have been planning activities on and around December 7th to unite as a community for climate justice and to denounce false solutions to climate change.
Get involved by participating wherever you are. Mobilizations can take many shapes: direct actions, parties, markets, festivals, discussions or exhibitions…. They can take place in any city, village, school or community. Actions are being posted every day at the Via Campesina webpage. In North America, the Mobilization for Climate Justice and the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance both have resources and updates.
Locally in the Bay Area, Mobilization for Climate Justice West is hosting a teach in on Dec 1. More details on that here. Also on Dec 7 MCJW will be pushing for the creation of a public park in the Mission on publicly-owned land currently used as a parking lot. Everyone is invited to build a garden, celebrate community-based activism and enjoy speakers, theatre and music!
Two more resources:
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance offers a fantastic action and communications toolkit for mobilizing here.
…And here are links to few principles sheets and documents in case you do not have them:
Global Justice Ecology Project Podcast on Cancun Climate Talks Exposes REDD (click on the 11/20/10 Earth Minute)
I join the Acapulco leg of the Caravans of Resistance and Against Environmental Destruction and Inaction (Caravanas en Resistencia en Contra de la Destrucción Ambiental y la Indolencia) tomorrow and will report out soon!
To support LVC’s actions in Cancun, donate here.
To act locally (Bay Area), support MCJW here.
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Posted on: November 27, 2010
Filed under: World News & Events