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Bolivia Decries Adoption of Copenhagen Accord II Without Consensus

Posted by in World News & Events on 11th December, 2010 | No Comments

BoliviaSummitLogoLast night in the wee hours, a regressive, non-binding, dangerously unbalanced climate agreement was pushed through with “consensus” by all delegations except Bolivia. Following is the statement of response from the Bolivian government.
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Outrage at the UNFCCC

Posted by in World News & Events on 10th December, 2010 | 1 Comment

Around 1:00 on the last day of COP16, a dozen or so activists staged an action at the Moon Palace in Cancun to protest the silencing of civil society voices by the UNFCCC. Their mouths taped over with signs reading”UNFCCC,” they locked arms in front of the escalators leading to the closed chambers where high-level negotiations were taking place.
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Rights Versus Markets: The Heart of the Debate in Cancun?

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 9th December, 2010 | 2 Comments

Respect rightsIn the middle of week two at COP16, protests have begun to erupt, both inside the halls of the Moon Palace, and outside in the streets of Cancun. When la Via Campesina, the world’s largest movement of peasant and smallholder farmers, called for a global day of action yesterday, people around the world responded. The day of action was called ’1000 Cancuns’.
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Globalizamos La Lucha, Globalizamos La Esperanza

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th December, 2010 | No Comments

DSCN1155The “1000 Cancúns Global Day of Action for Climate Justice” took place December 7th, with actions happening around the world. Here’s a wrap up of Global Exchange’s participation, on the ground in Cancun.
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Sign Says it All: “Cambia Tu Vida, No Tu Clima”

Posted by in World News & Events on 7th December, 2010 | No Comments

irene2The next post in our continuing coverage from COP16 in Cancun, today Irene Florez shares her perspective on the climate talks and how a sign that reads “Cambia tu vida, no tu clima” (Change your life, not your climate) illuminates a key message.
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“We want an urban development that is viable, that is for everybody, that is legal.” The story of Tepuxtepec and Toluca.

Posted by in Community Rights, Mexico on 5th December, 2010 | No Comments

Tepuxtepec 008Global Exchange volunteer Ryan Van Lenning writes from the second half of day 1 of the caravan that departed Jalisco state from El Salto on Nov 28 (late posting due to limited internet access). Caravan participants learned of the SME (Mexican Electrical Workers union) workers’ struggles in Tepuxtepec and rallied in Toluca with residents who are fighting the proposed construction of a Super Via (highway).
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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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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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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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