NYC Climate Convergence

TruthDig: The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals (August 31, 2014)

The climate change march in New York on Sept. 21, expected to draw as many as 200,000 people, is one of the last gasps of conventional liberalism’s response to the climate crisis. It will take place two days before the actual gathering of world leaders in New York called by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the November 2015 U.N. Climate Conference in Paris. The marchers will dutifully follow the route laid down by the New York City police….

Social movements gathered on Isla Margarita, Venezuela, over July 15-18 to discuss their demands ahead of United Nations climate talks due to take place in Lima, Peru, in December. The meeting, organised by the Venezuelan government, was the first of its kind. It brought together social movements from all over the world and facilitated discussions to arrive at the Margarita declaration, which will eventually form part of the civil society input for Lima.