The Alliance for Global Justice is taking a diverse Climate Justice Delegation to Peru in order to meet with people involved in a comprehensive range of issues including labor activists, students, climate activists and people fighting resource extraction through mining, combatting militarism and taking a stand against imperialism. Delegation members Roshan Bliss (youth and education activist) and Jill Stein are traveling to Peru to represent the GCC during these meetings with activists. The Delegation will also attend the People’s Climate Summit that will be taking place during the UN Climate Summit in Lima.
Representative Mike Pompeo from Kansas introduced H.R. 4432, also known as the DARK (Denying Americans the Right to Know) ACT in order to stop states from passing laws requiring GMO (genetically modified organism) labeling. Not only would H.R. 4432 prohibit Congress and new states from passing laws – it would nullify GMO labeling laws that have already been passed. It would also allow for the labeling of products containing GMOs as “natural.”
World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth – April 22nd, Cochabamba, Bolivia. PEOPLE’S AGREEMENT – Today, our Mother Earth is wounded and the future of humanity is in danger…
On September 20, 2014, while corporate and government officials arrived in New York City for the UN Climate Summit, organizers and activists from around the world participated in a peoples’ summit called the NYC Climate Convergence (organized by the Global Climate Convergence and System Change Not Climate Change). The NYC Climate Convergence featured as the lead keynote speaker Naomi Klein, who presented the analysis of her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (Simon and Schuster, 2014).
The latest IPCC report is out, and the news is not happy.
The chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri, called today’s report the “strongest, most robust and most comprehensive” to come out of the IPCC, which has been tracking climate change since 1988. It is “yet another wake-up call to the global community that we must act together swiftly and aggressively,” the White House said in a statement.
Nearly 100 people from across the country participated in a nonviolent direct action protest this morning shutting down the office of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Washington, DC. Today’s action was led by some of the Great March for Climate Action marchers who arrived at the nation’s capital on Nov. 1 after a 3,000-mile cross country walk from Los Angeles, California to Washington, DC.