Our duty is to organize the whole population affected by dams in Brazil while exposing the contradictions of this society. If from one side, the companies and the governments choose to follow a principle of commodification of water, energy, and people's lives, the affected women choose to follow the principle of life, of common good: water and energy are not commodities, they are part of the sovereignty, the creation of wealth and redistribution should therefore be under popular control.
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), Right to the City Alliance (RTTC) and Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) are teaming up for the It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance Delegation from January 18-21, 2017 and Trans-Local Actions in the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
At the end of 2015, Grassroots Global Justice, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Climate Justice Alliance built the It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm delegation to Paris. We took to the streets along our social movement allies from around the world to raise the critical struggles facing frontline communities who are facing the worst impacts of the climate crisis an the extractive dig-burn-dump economy.
The World Social Forum (WSF) is a process of global convergence founded in Brazil in 2001 under the slogan “Another World is Possible.” From its roots in the anti-globalization movement, World Social Forums have provided a space for activists from all over the world to meet, debate and discuss strategies. The events have been crucial in building global movements against war, poverty and environmental destruction.
This week of September 26, 2016, GGJ members are on a "Berta Vive" Feminist Delegation to Standing Rock in solidarity with the #NoDAPL struggle to protect the water and land from a destructive pipeline project by the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Nearly 100 feminists from the World March of Women of the Americas met in Cajamarca, Peru between October 23-25, 2015 to carry out the fourth regional meeting. Participants included delegates from Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Quebec, United States, and Peru. Also with us were compañeras of the March from the different regions of Peru.
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.
March 24-28, 2015 social movements are converging in Tunis, Tunisia from around the globe for the World Social Forum 2015. The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where social movements, and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, to formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action. Since the first world encounter in 2001, it has taken the form of a permanent world process seeking and building alternatives to neo-liberal policies.