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.
GGJ kicked off 2013 by collaborating with SOUL (School of Unity and Liberation) to host the second In It to Win It School for Left Strategies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bringing together more than 80 staff and member leaders from more than 40 base-building and activist groups across the country, this year’s In It to Win It School was a powerful chance to grapple with strategies and visions that can drive our movements in this time of historic transformation.
GGJ members have asked for materials to deepen their understanding about the NATO and G8 organizational formations. We have compiled a variety of articles, videos and websites that will support learning, deepen analysis and provide context for the NATO (Chicago, 5/20/12-5/21/12) and G8 (Camp David, 5/18/12-5/19/12).
Post-Chicago updates will be made here: http://ggjalliance.org/PostChicago.
GRASSROOTS GLOBAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE & LA VIA CAMPESINA NORTH AMERICA
GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION
DECEMBER 3: 1000 DURBANS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
December 5: Via Campesina International Food Sovereignty Day to Cool Down the Earth
US Social Forum: What did we accomplish? How far do we need to go?
by Michael Leon Guerrero