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The Caravans Arrive – is Cancun Ready?

Posted by in World News & Events on 4th December, 2010 | No Comments

DSCN1091As the final leg of the caravan rolled towards Mexico City the final stop was around the sacred land of Chichén Itzá.
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Menagerie in Cancun: Of Snakes, Rats, and a Trojan Horse

Posted by in World News & Events on 4th December, 2010 | 4 Comments

DSCN1099On the ground in Cancun, Jeff Conant, writes for Global Exchange and is collaborating media outreach with the Global Justice Ecology Project and the Indigenous Environmental Network during COP 16. He writes, “Between the armored vehicles patrolling the outside and the labyrinthine and exhausting process to get anywhere near the inside, a clear attempt has been made to marginalize civil society, if not to neutralize it altogether.”
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Sun, Sand and Climate Negotiations? My Introduction to the Moon Palace

Posted by in World News & Events on 3rd December, 2010 | No Comments

DSCN1003Shannon Biggs, Global Exchange’s Director of the Community Rights Program, is credentialed as a NGO observer to the UNFCCC. She writes, “There’s something unsettling about the juxtaposition of negotiating the fate of the climate in the middle of the tequila-shooting, beach-clad dancing frenzy that is Cancun.”
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The Ground Swells – Thousands Join the ‘International March For Life and Social and Environmental Justice’

Posted by in World News & Events on 30th November, 2010 | No Comments

DSCN1072The first leg(s) of the Via Campesina caravans are over – the three delegations arrived from Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi and Acapulco. Two thousand, five hundred join the International March For Life and Social and Environmental Justice and march through Mexico City.
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Zapata Vive! – La Lucha Sigue!

Posted by in Community Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 29th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

DSCN1045On the second day of the Via Campesina caravan from Acapulco to Mexico City, we hear from the community of Alpuyeca and march through the streets of Cuernavaca.
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Via Campesina COP16 Caravan Makes a Protest Pit Stop

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 29th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

Marchers in MoreliaOn the road to COP 16, La Via Campesina caravan delegation member Irene Florez reports: Traveling with the Via Campesina caravan from Guadalajara to Cancun, our delegation is now picking up about 20 additional climate activists at every stop. Converging through rallies, marches, and civil disobedience actions, the Via Campesina caravan members are meeting with allies in various towns and cities and alerting local populations about the Cancun summit, picking additional passengers up along the way.
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Mexican Families Declare “This Land is Not For Sale”

Posted by in Featured on 28th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

DSCN1020The Via Campesina caravan left from Acapulco today – international and Mexican activists and independent media journalists heard from communities in Guerrero – disputing their forcible expulsion from their homes and fighting a mega dam project called La Parota.
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Climate Justice Activists Converging for COP16

Posted by in World News & Events on 23rd November, 2010 | 12 Comments

LVCCancunIn Cancun both La Via Campesina and Dialogo Climatico – Espacio Mexicano are organizing spaces for activist convergence, workshops and panels. Information about on the ground in Cancun organizing is here!
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Updates on the Caravans to Cancun

Posted by in Community Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 22nd November, 2010 | No Comments

cartel cancunIClimate justice campaigners, environmentalists and social justice advocates from around the world will be arriving in Mexico over the next week, many joining the three caravans set to depart Acapulco, El Salto (Guadalajara) and San Luis Potosí, arrive in Mexico City and then travel on to Cancun, arriving December 3rd.
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On the road to climate justice – Join the caravans to Cancún with La Via Campesina

Posted by in World News & Events on 25th October, 2010 | No Comments

cop16_MexicoThe international peasant movement, Via Campesina, is hosting caravans to Cancun in the lead up to the COP 16 meetings and the grassroots forums planned for early December in Cancún. Find out more about the caravans and how to join one.
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