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“Climate Capitalism Is Killing Our Communities”: Protesters Disrupt Gov. Brown’s SF Climate Summit

Source: 
Democracy Now!
Date: 
Fri, 09/14/2018
Type: 
Video
URL: 
https://www.democracynow.org/2018/9/14/climate_capitalism_is_killing_our_communities

As California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit kicked off Thursday, indigenous and climate justice activists blocked the main entrance in protest. While the protests took place outside the GCAS, Gov. Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the U.N. special envoy for climate action, were inside. Protesters disrupted Bloomberg’s speech at the summit’s main plenary. Democracy Now! was there, in the streets and at the conference.

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Protesters Have Their Day at California Climate Talks

Source: 
The New York Times
Date: 
Thu, 09/13/2018
Type: 
Print
URL: 
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/climate/california-climate-summit-protests.html

SAN FRANCISCO — They erected a mini oil rig, locked arms through oil drums and sat down on the street. “Keep it in the ground,” their banners read. “No more fossil fuels,” they chanted.

Protesters gathered at the Global Climate Action Summit on Thursday morning as mayors, ministers, environmentalists and corporate executives poured into the Moscone Center conference hall. By 9:30 a.m., only one entrance was open, and a long line spooled out at another entrance, tightly guarded by the police.

Climate Summit Protesters Demand a Place for Indigenous Voices in the Room

Source: 
The San Fransisco Chronicle
Date: 
Tue, 09/11/2018
Type: 
Print
URL: 
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Protesters-block-commuters-demand-seat-at-the-13219312.php#photo-16146689

Hundreds of activists snarled commute-heavy traffic, picketed or simply sat in yoga poses outside the Parc 55 hotel in San Francisco’s clogged downtown Market Street area Monday morning, the first weekday leg of what promises to be a rocky series of protests against this week’s Global Climate Action Summit.