GRASSROOTS GLOBAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE & LA VIA CAMPESINA NORTH AMERICA
GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION
DECEMBER 3: 1000 DURBANS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
December 5: Via Campesina International Food Sovereignty Day to Cool Down the Earth
STOP THE 1% FROM PROFITING FROM POLLUTION!
LIFT UP COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS THAT COOL THE PLANET!
GGJ and La Vía Campesina are calling on all members and allies to mobilize on Saturday, December 3 under the banner of “1000 DURBANS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE! STOP THE 1% FROM PROFITING FROM POLLUTION, LIFT UP COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS THAT COOL THE PLANET!” Continue reading
The 16th U.N. convening on climate change in Cancun this week–also known as COP16–comes a year after a dismally disappointing Copenhagen meeting hijacked by the United States, with President Obama showing up on the last day to save face with an undemocratic “accord” crafted by himself and just a few other countries– Brazil, South Africa, India, and China.
Grassroots organizers around the world and across the United States are cultivating living visions of resilience in the rich soil of community. Urban and rural, South and North, organized acts of resistance and resilience represent the frontline struggles that are manifesting materially and culturally what we need in order to defeat the three pronged evil of ecological disruption, economic impoverishment and imperial expansion caused by resource intensive, globalized industrial production, consumption and waste.
We cannot afford to underestimate the demands of the epic transition in which we find ourselves. Mother Earth’s ability to nurture all the life she has created is in jeopardy; and we alone are the errant children who have brought this on. We are rapidly facing the erasure of our diverse cultures that cradle the evolved wisdom of how to live in right relationship to each other and the world. We must protect and promote cultural and biological diversity – it is our best and only defense.
How our communities navigate this transition and what the future holds are not pre-determined and will be a function of how well we wrest power from the reactionary right-wing and the business-as-usual crowd. The struggle is not simply one over competing policy proposals, but between competing visions of the world in which we will live. The struggle is between a culture of hording and a culture of sharing; between globalized exploitation and localized democracies; between the Chain of the Market, and the Web of Life.
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