Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
World March of Women- US chapter
International Women’s Day Statement
March 7, 2016
"Let us wake up! We’re out of time. We must shake our conscience free of the rapacious capitalism, racism, and patriarchy that will only assure our own self-destruction."- Berta Cáceres
On February 26, 2016, GGJ hosted a membership call on Women, Gender, and Elections.
In the audio files below, hear Maria Poblet (Causa Justa::Just Cause), Sarah Lazare (South Maine Workers Center, independent journalist), and Matt Howard (Iraq Veterans Against the War) talk about how the elections impact women, both domestically and internationally, and how we should be thinking about the current moment and taking action.
The COP21 Paris Accord failed humanity, and impacted communities must take things into our own hands and push at all levels of government.
As impacted communities, we are deeply aware of the imperative of the climate crisis. Our waters are being poisoned from fossil fuel extraction, our livelihoods are threatened by floods and drought, our communities are the hardest hit and the least protected in extreme weather events. The climate crisis is a reality, but the COP21 Paris Accord is not based on that reality.
November 23, 2015
No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet
Despite the ban on Protest in Paris, we will be there to raise our voices against war, racism and pollution profiteering. We stand in solidarity with the countless victims of recent violence in Paris, Beirut, and Mali, as well as their families and loved ones.
As the effects of climate change continue to hit peak levels of catastrophe, global leaders have been promising a new climate agreement through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP). From failing to sign the Kyoto Accord (1992), to undermining efforts for binding agreements at COP15 in Copenhagen (2009), the US has been playing a contradictory dual role of both moving forward a minimal level of climate action while assuring that the interests of transnational corporate polluters are protected.
Today in Tunis, Tunisia, the site of the upcoming World Social Forum (WSF) 2015 from March 24-28, a horrific situation unfolded in the Bardo Museum, nearby the Parliament building, in which an estimated 21 people (tourists, tunisians and gunmen) were killed and 38 wounded. According to Al Jazeera, authorities in Tunisia are saying the attack is over. We want to express our sincere condolences to the victims of this attack and their loved ones.
Our ally Souha Ben Othman from the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women shared with us this morning:
You probably heard this many times last week, but it’s worth saying again—the People’s Climate March on Sunday September 21, 2014 was a major historic event. It was historic because of the sheer numbers who came out to march (it’s being called the largest climate march in history, with estimates around 400,000 people in the streets of New York City).