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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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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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