A group of Climate Justice activists organised an action at 1pm local time at the entrance of the plenary room to express the voices of the unheard and excluded peoples of the world
Global Forum for Life, Environmental and Social Justice (December 4-10, 2010)
One of the most prominent North American indigenous activists attending the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancún was blocked from entering the summit on Wednesday, one day after he publicly criticized the U.N. process. Tom Goldtooth, the executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, who had received credentials from the United Nations, was denied entry and then removed from the summit grounds. Watch the video here…
DATE: Wednesday, Dec 8th
TIME: gather 9:30am, march at 10am
LOCATION: rally and march leaving from Palacio Municipal (Cancun, Mexico)
CANCUN, Mexico (AFP) – Thousands of leftist activists and Mexican peasants took to the streets Tuesday of the beach resort of Cancun to protest against the climate accord being negotiated by more than 190 countries.
Cancún, Mexico, December 7, 2010 – “Thousand Cancúns” action comes to the UN Climate Conference. A press conference hosted by Global Justice Ecology Project and organized by La Via Campesina, Indigenous Environmental Network and Friends of the Earth turned into a spontaneous action as speakers expressed anger over the direction of the climate talks in Cancún. Following the press conference, activists from Youth 4 Climate Justice led the protest out of the climate talks.
Indigenous Environmental Network and Grassroots Global Justice Alliance march with thousands in Cancun to Demand Respect for Indigenous Rights and a Rejection of REDD