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Strike Four in Climate Change: A “Climate Space” to Rethink Analysis and Strategies

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Featured, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 7th January, 2013 | No Comments

Pablo Solon Human Rights Award speechStrike 4 and then what?! When it comes to climate change negotiations, former Ambassador of Bolivia to the United Nations Pablo Solón believes we already have 4 strikes. So where do we go from here? Here’s what Mr. Solón had to share.
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Indigenous Peoples Confront False Climate Solutions

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 18th October, 2012 | 2 Comments

From left to right: Ninawa, President of the Federation of Huni Kui (Acre Brazil, translator, and panel moderator Tom B.K. Goldtooth of IENREDD is a controversial carbon trading scheme based on forests that California is about to implement. On October 16th, a panel of Indigenous activists from Chiapas, Mexico, Ecuador, and as far as Acre, Brazil, convened at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA for a discussion on the affects of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), on their communities and ways of life.
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Reading the Coca Leaves: Climate Change, Cancun and Bolivia

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

DSCN1168Reflecting on the close of the UNFCCC climate talks, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange, writes of her experience on the ground in Cancun.
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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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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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December 7th…Global Day of Action-1000 Cancuns

Posted by in World News & Events on 27th November, 2010 | 1 Comment

via-campesina-1000-cancunsClimate activist from around the globe have been planning activities on and around December 7 to unite as a community for climate justice and to denounce false solutions to climate change. Get involved by participating where ever you are!
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