From July 15 to July 18, 2014 the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela hosted social movement leaders and civil society members from around the world at La Isla Margarita for the International Preparatory Meeting for the Social PreCOP on Climate Change.
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The last few days and weeks have been heartbreaking as the world once again bears witness to Israel's decades-long assault on Palestine. At GGJ we are outraged by the killing of innocent people and the continued assault on the lives of the Palestinan people. We call for the end to the bombing and an end to the occupation. We also call for an end to US military and financial support.
Tom BK Goldtooth, GGJ delegate, and Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network was a presenter on the thematic topic on Item III. Social Participation in Decision Making. This was part of the Mesa process on the second day of the historical International Preparatory Meeting for the Social PreCOP on Climate Change, Isle of Margarita, Venezuela. The description of this thematic topic was: Adequate and effective participation of social movements in the decision making process to face the climate crisis.
With extreme sadness and rage, we write to share the news that our beloved compañera Charity Mahouna Hicks has joined the ancestors on Tuesday July 8th 2014. As a community we have been sending love to Charity since she suffered traumatic injuries due to a hit and run in NYC on May 31st. We send our heartfelt condolences to her husband Louis, her family, her colleagues and extended political family.
NATO & G8 Meet in the United States in May 2012
2012 is the first time since 1977 and the crises of the 1970s that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and G8 (Group of Eight) will meet almost “together” – with the G8 convening at Camp David, MD and NATO in Chicago. Both will discuss today’s economic, ecological, and political crises and how to manage them in the interests of the global capitalists – the 1% of the world’s richest and most powerful economic and political elites.
We, the people of the Grassroots Global Justice Delegation to COP17, as members of climate-impacted communities in the United States, condemn the Durban delay as a disaster for all people and the planet.
COP17 succumbs to Climate Apartheid
Antidote is Cochabamba Peoples’ Agreement
Durban, S. Africa, 11 December, 2011 – Decisions resulting from the UN COP17 climate summit in Durban constitute a crime against humanity, according to Climate Justice Now! a broad coalition of social movements and civil society. Here in South Africa, where the world was inspired by the liberation struggle of the country’s black majority, the richest nations have cynically created a new regime of climate apartheid.