Tunisia: Another World is Possible, A United Movement is Necessary

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:

People's Climate Activities were Historic... UN Climate Summit, Not So Much.

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).

Palestine Learning Call / Llamada de Aprendizaje sobre Palestina

This call took place on Monday, August 25 at 9am pacific/ 10am mountain/11am central/ 12noon eastern

Esta llamada se llevó a cabo el Lunes, 25 de agosto a las 9 am pacífico / 10 a.m. montaña / 11 a.m. centro / 12 del mediodía del Este 

Listen the audio of the call here (lo sentimos, solamente pudimos grabar la llamada en inglés, no en español):

GGJ and World March of Women condemn Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, Palestine

Image by Design Action Collective

** Español abajo **

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.

GGJ delegate Tom BK Goldtooth makes presentation at the Venezuela PreCOP

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.

¡Charity Mahouna Hicks, Presente!

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.