http://youtu.be/w0NMxrf0lYs Anne Petermann, has been banned from future U.N. Climate Conferances for her vocal activism. Here, she outlines the last decade of U.N. Climate Conference failures and false solutions. About Anne Petermann | Anne Petermann is the Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project. She is also the Coordinator of the Campaign to STOP GE [...]
Originally posted at AcronymTV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YN-scEEIks Speaking at the opening plenary of the New York City Global Climate Convergence in the days before the People’s Climate March, Nastaran Mohit told the assembled crowd that the revolution “and this (Climate Convergence) movement is not going to be spawned from the activist white community. It is going to [...]
A day before the People’s Climate March drove 400,000 people into the streets of New York City, Jill Stein sat down with Dennis Trainor, Jr of Acronym TV and outlined what she sees as the coming green revolution. “The U.N. has sold us out,” says Stein “The UN has become the apologists for false solutions (like) nuclear power, fracking, and so-called clean coal,” says Stein. “The U.N. has sold us out, and it is really important that we take a new direction, with a very clear goal (…) one which puts people, planet and peace over profit.”
On Monday, moments before about 3,000 Flood Wall Street protesters stepped off from Battery Park at the Southern tip of Manhattan for what was sure to be a more raucous and less predictable affair that the overwhelming positive People’s Climate March on Sunday, I asked Adam Clayton-Muller of Idle No More what was essential for society to effectively address climate change. “The root problem,” Thomas-Muller told me “is Capitalism. We are popularizing the fact that we are having a conversation about the radial redistribution of land and wealth on Mother Earth and I think Flood Wall Street has an opportunity to use this as a global teaching moment about that reality.” Like many Flood Wall Street participants, Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men had conflicting feelings about the Peoples’ Climate March, telling me: “I found it a little disturbing that all these people think they are doing something by showing up for the march. It’s good. It gets attention. But if that is where it ends - if that is all there is, then it’s useless.”
The Global Climate Convergence is calling for AN EMERGENCY GLOBAL GREEN NEW DEAL including: Full employment with community-based small businesses, worker co-ops, small farmers & government jobs. 100% clean renewable energy by 2030. International binding treaty for swift, deep cuts to carbon emissions. Wealthy polluting nations pay for technology transfer & climate adaptation. Universal free healthcare & education through college. Affordable housing for all & a moratorium on foreclosures. Secure the global food supply: Support small farmers, our major source of food production. Put carbon back in the soil through restoration grazing and climate-smart sustainable agriculture. Ensure the right to land, food sovereignty and gender equality.