The Indigenous Environmental Network, the Council of Canadians, and the Alaska based REDOIL Network have issued an open letter (link below) calling for an international moratorium on all new exploration for fossil fuel resources in the Arctic region. The letter is directed at the Foreign Ministers of Canada, Norway, Denmark, Russia and the United States who will be present at the Arctic Summit in Chelsea, Québec, March 29, 2010.
Reposted from War Times, By Clare Bayard and Sarah Lazare
JOIN US ON THE ROAD TO DETROIT!
GGJ has been a lead organization in the US Social Forum process since the planning for the first US Social Forum in Atlanta in 2007. Drawing on lessons from the World Social Forum process, GGJ has helped shape the USSF as a critical space for internationalist movement-building in the United States.
Have questions about the Forum? Want to know how to register, how to get involved, what will be happening in Detroit?
National planners will be hosting one hour phone presentations for anyone to call and participate.
Tues 3/16 2pm EST/1pm Central/12pm MTN/11 am PST
Notes and powerpoint attached
During our membership assembly the Miami Workers' Center, our host organization, invited us to attend a community action launching the fight to preserve a block of black-owned businesses, also the block where Miami Workers Center has its office. All 80-something of us came out for the community launch to paint a mural of hearts, dance to great music, eat food home-made by MWC members, and support residents in making their demands clear: save small businesses to save jobs for our community. For more information go to
Alessandra Ceregatti of the World March of Women, a sister movement to GGJ, joined us from São Paolo Brazil for our 4th membership assembly in Miami. The World March of Women is launching its Third International Action on March 8, 2010 under the slogan "Women on the March Until We are Free". GGJ created this statement in solidarity with their action, which mobilizes millions of women across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.