WTO Action in Geneva
(http://www.ourworldisnotforsale.org ) From November 29, 2009 2:00 am to December 3, 2009, Call to Action 28 November-4th December,
As we mobilize resistance to yet another WTO ministerial meeting designed to promote the extension of the WTO’s powers in late November 2009 — exactly ten years after the ‘Battle of Seattle’ and just days before the crucial UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen — let us join in a common cause. We call on social movements, labor unions and civil society organizations the world over to work with us in the coming months to resist and replace the neoliberal trade and globalization regime that is causing and intensifying the global crises:
• By organizing actions and mobilizing our members to prevent the conclusion of the Doha Round of the WTO before and after its ministerial meeting in Geneva;
• by promoting and establishing a moratorium on bilateral and bi-regional free trade negotiations in particular countries and regions;
• by taking action to ensure that the WTO and its neoliberal model of trade are delegitimized as false solutions leading up to the Climate Summit in Copenhagen.
As subjects of history, it’s time to demand a global turn around now before it’s too late!
N30 Climate Day of Action
(http://www.actforclimatejustice.org/) November 30, 2009, The Mobilization for Climate Justice invites communities, organizations and activists across North America to join us in organizing mass action on climate change on November 30, 2009 (N30). N30 is significant because it both immediately precedes the upcoming UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen (COP-15) and is the ten-year anniversary of the successful shut down of the WTO in Seattle, when activists worldwide came together to demonstrate the power of collective action.
The Copenhagen climate meetings will be a major focus for international mass actions this November and December, and the MCJ is linked to these efforts as well. The MCJ invites you to inspire and organize a radical change in direction to put climate justice, ecological integrity and people’s rights at the center of international climate negotiations. The goals of the Mobilization for Climate Justice are:
1) To build a global movement for climate justice that encourages urgent action to avoid catastrophic climate change, and which addresses the root social, ecological, political and economic causes of the climate crisis toward a total systemic transformation of our society.
2) To promote and strengthen the rights and voices of Indigenous and other affected peoples, (including workers in energy-intensive industries) in climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.
3) To expose the consequences of false and market-based climate “solutions” as well as corporate domination of climate negotiations, while advancing alternatives that can provide real and just solutions and which protect biodiversity.
Join Us in Taking Action!
Climate Justice Fast!
(http://www.climatejusticefast.com) From November 6, 2009 to December 7, 2009 Climate Justice Fast is an international hunger strike taking place from the 6th of November 2009 to raise public awareness of the desperately urgent need for strong action on the climate crisis. It runs ahead of the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December, where world leaders will be effectively tasked with deciding the fate of our planet at the UNFCCC COP15. Fasts are currently being planned in the US, the UK, India, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Honduras, Bhutan, New Zealand and Copenhagen itself, with over 60 activists from 11different countries already involved. Climate Justice Fast! will be a demonstration of the commitment and courage required of all nations and all global citizens if we are to equitably solve climate change.
7th of the December – International day of fasting ( this will be a one day action)
Take Action! COP 15 Starts: YOU CAN’T FIX A BROKEN SYSTEM
(http://www.climate-justice-action.org/news/2009/08/14/december-7th/ )From December 7, 2009 9:00 am to December 18, 2009 8:00 pm, take action will take place during the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009. No more false solutions.
The UN climate talks will not solve the climate crisis. We are no closer to reducing greenhouse gas emissions than we were when international negotiations began fifteen years ago. At present, the talks are essentially legitimizing a new colonialism that carves up of the world’s remaining resources. In response to this madness, a global movement for climate justice has emerged to reclaim power over our future. As part of this, the international network Climate Justice Action is mobilizing tens of thousands of people across the world to take action during the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009.
We know that it is impossible to have infinite growth on a finite planet. Instead of trying to fix a broken system, we should be:
Leaving fossil fuels in the ground
- Socializing and decentralizing energy
- Delocalizing our food production
- Recognizing and repaying ecological and climate debt
- Respecting indigenous peoples’ rights
- Regenerating our eco-systems
Real solutions to the climate crisis are being built by those who have always protected the Earth and by those who fight every day to defend their environment and living conditions.
We need to globalize these solutions and work for a just transition towards a zero-carbon future.
Don’t Buy the Lie- anti-corporate action at the COP
(http://notyourbusiness.hacklab.dk/ ) December 11th is the day dedicated to discussing Business and Climate at the COP! Corporate leaders and lobby groups get unhindered access to the decision makers- as if they don’t have enough influence already!
Our Climate NOT Your Business Initiative has called for a day of anti-corporate action to disrupt their corporate agenda. Don’t buy their corporate lie- there is no such thing as green capitalism!
March at the Climate Summit in Copenhagen
(http://12dec09.dk/content/english)12th of December, midway through the UNFCCC Climate Talks 2009, we invite you and your organisation to join us in bringing to the negotiators in Copenhagen a massive, loud and visible demonstration of the world’s will to act.
Climate and green organisations and networks, trade unions, peace, solidarity and human relief organisations and movements, political and other civil society organisations and individuals.
What and When
We are preparing a broad based, popular and family friendly demonstration going from Christiansborg Slotsplads (Parliament Square) in central Copenhagen at 13.00 to the summit venue at the Bella Center.
Flood for Climate Justice
(http://www.foei.org/ )On Saturday December 12, 2009 the ‘Flood for Climate Justice’ will take place in Copenhagen. In the middle of the two weeks of negotiations, we will ‘flood’ through the streets of Copenhagen with our demands for climate justice.
We’re encouraging as many people as possible to come to Copenhagen, using the most environmentally friendly transport they can, to be part of a movement for climate justice. The event will be the high point in a year of cyber-actions, street actions and campaigning from Friends of the Earth groups around the world. If you share our vision please come and join the spectacle on December 12, when we will use our bodies and our voices to create a message that decision-makers and lobbyists cannot ignore: the flood is coming!
If you’d like to join us please contact your local Friends of the Earth group to find out if they have any group travel arrangements in place or are organizing a local action on December 12. (or visit http://www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/un-climate-talks/global/2009/demand-climate-justice-in-copenhagen )
Hit the production!
(http://htp.noblogs.org/post/2009/10/14/htp_get_involved)On December 13th we call for action on this economic system. We encourage affinity groups to take action on targets in Copenhagen, and abroad. In the Morning of December 13th we will also shut down the harbour of Copenhagen through a mass action blockade. The harbour is a key symbol of the global free-market economy. Here becomes visible what is usually hidden: ecological deterioration, economic and social exploitation, and utter injustice.
We’re calling on people around the world to organize an action on October 24 incorporating the number 350 at an iconic place in their community, and then upload a photo of their event to 350.org website.
We’ll collect these images from around the world and, with your help, deliver them to the media and world leaders. Together, we can show our world and it’s decision-makers just how big, beautiful, and unified the climate movement really is.
To help you take part in October 24′s international day of climate action, we are:
* Lifting public awareness on the need for an international climate treaty to reach 350
* Assembling a coalition of hundreds of organizations committed to this vision of a more sustainable world
* Connecting you with others in your community and across the planet who are building this movement
* Providing on-line resources and tools that make pulling together an event easy
* Linking your October 24 event with hundreds of other actions at iconic places around the world
* Leveraging the day of action for meaningful political change
Avaaz Action Factories
The Avaaz.org Action Factories are two groups of young people anxious for a fair and just global climate treaty. We use creative tactics to gain media attention and pressure key decision makers in the Washington DC area, as well as a mobile team carrying out action throughout Europe. Since June, 2009, we have carried out dozens of actions and made contact with scores of decision-makers.
This campaign is dedicated to encouraging people to consider their own role in society and their ability to affect positive change as responsible members of communities. Call it an investment program, where risk is considered and efforts are made to future-proof quality of life for people in the years to come. Click here for more information