This statement was created by a number of climate justice and environmental justice groups and networks that were present in Dakar for the World Social Forum. It reflects the unity that was achieved among the groups as part of the climate justice track there. It's being used as a guide for the organizing that is rolling out from here to Durban to Rio.
Migrants Rights at the 2011 WSF in Dakar, Senegal
Day 3: Senegal
Last night, our delegation planned to meet at 7AM. My roommate and I had set our alarms at 6AM. We heard the alarms at 6AM but turned them off. The next thing I remember is my roommate's phone ringing, and we both jumped up. It was 8:08AM. Oops... We hurriedly got ready and met up with our group. We made the last 10 minutes of the meeting.
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Cross-posted from http://www.thestrategycenter.org/blog
by Daniel Kim on Saturday, February 26, 2011
One of the theoretical gems of my recent trip to Dakar came from hearing Bolivia's UN Ambassador Pablo Solon talk about "environmental services," like the "service" performed by a forest when it removes carbon from the air!
Declaration of the Social Movements Assembly
Check out the latest blog post from GGJ's Delegation in Dakar by Angaza Laughinghouse, Jr. of Black Workers for Justice in North Carolina:
Today was the opening day of the 2011 World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal. As we approached the starting point of the march, I could feel the electricity in the air. The streets buzzed with action. Excitement mounted with each step towards the march. Cabs zipped back and forth, dropping off small groups of people. Local merchants moved through the crowd with clothes, jewelry, and other products in hand, hoping to capture someone’s attention. Bus loads of activist and organizations poured into the growing mass of chanting participants.
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Delegation of US Social Movement Leaders Heads to World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal
[Feb 6-11, Dakar, Senegal] With democracy movements rising in Tunisia and Egypt, the recent murder of gay activist David Kato in Uganda, war and violence against women in the Congo, and the deployment of the unprecedented US military program AFRICOM -- the world’s eyes are on Africa in this moment of change.