Just had this from Moth, thanks Moth,
any readers thinking of voting SNP on thursday in the by-election...please don't! Scottish independence should not be about making Scotland the play thing of Donald Trump!
We stand at a crossroads. The facts are clear. Global climate change, caused
by human activities, is happening, threatening the lives and livelihoods of
billions of people and the existence of millions of species. Social
movements, environmental groups, and scientists from all over the world
calling for urgent and radical action on climate change.
On the 30th of November, 2009 the governments of the world will come to
Copenhagen for the fifteenth UN Climate Conference (COP-15). This will be
the biggest summit on climate change ever to have taken place. Yet,
meetings have produced nothing more than business as usual.
There are alternatives to the current course that is emphasizing false
as market-based approaches and agro--fuels. If we put
humanity before profit and solidarity above competition we can live
lives without destroying our planet. We need to leave fossil fuels in the
ground. Instead we must invest in community-controlled renewable energy.
must stop over-production for over-consumption. All should have equal access
to the global commons through community control and sovereignty over energy,
forests, land and water. And of course we must acknowledge the historical
responsibility of the global elite and rich Global North for causing this
crisis. Equity between North and South is essential.
Climate change is already impacting people, particularly women, indigenous
and forest-dependent peoples, small farmers, marginalized communities and
impoverished neighbourhoods who are also calling for action on climate-
This call was taken up by
activists and organizations from 21 countries that
came together in Copenhagen over the weekend of 13-14 September, 2008 to
begin discussions for a mobilization in Copenhagen during the UN's 2009
The 30th of November, 2009 is also the tenth anniversary of the World Trade
Organization (WTO) shutdown in Seattle, which shows the power of globally
coordinated social movements.
We call on all peoples around the planet to mobilize and take action against
the root causes of climate change and the key agents responsible both in
Copenhagen and around the world. This mobilization begins now, until the
COP-15 summit, and beyond. The mobilizations in Copenhagen and around the
world are still in the planning stages. We have time to collectively
what these mobilizations will look like, and to begin to visualize what our
future can be. Get involved!
We encourage everyone to start
mobilizing today in your own neighbourhoods
and communities. It is time to take the power back. The power is in our
hands. Hope is not just a feeling, it is also about taking action.
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