January 2015

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The focus of our involvement in the COP should not be on the COP at all. We should instead focus on building a social strike, causing economic disruption to prevent accumulation of the corporations who are causing this crisis. Many of us will be in Paris, and that is positive, it is a chance for the climate movement to come together, but we should not make the mistake of participating in the customary occupy camp and protests at the gates of the conference centre in Le Bourget. Instead we should work towards a transnational climate strike.

Taking Action to Flush the TPP!

The passing of Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be a victory for global corporate rule and under the guise of “free-trade” has serious and disastrous consequences for people, planet and peace. We know that the TPP threatens to affect the environment and accelerate global warming through increased air and ocean transport as well as an increase in dirty energy production and export. The TPP would also have a negative impact on public health by decreasing access to cost-saving generic medications.

Although Fast Track and the TPP were delayed last year, a new bill could be introduced at any time and with the new Congress, the risk of passage is greater than ever. We must send a clear message that the pressure will remain on lawmakers until Fast Track and the TPP are defeated!

GCC Joins the National Planning Committee of the US Social Forum

The Global Climate Convergence is happy to announce that we have been accepted as an official member of the National Planning Committee for the US Social Forum (USSF). The USSF is taking place in three different locations this year: Philadelphia, Jackson and San Jose.

Ferguson Action Calls For #BlackLivesMatter To #ReclaimMLK

The present day Movement for Black Lives draws a direct line from the legacy of Dr. King and the current day struggle we face today. Unfortunately, Dr. King’s legacy has been clouded by efforts to soften, sanitize, and commercialize it. Impulses to remove Dr. King from the movement that elevated him must end. We resist efforts to reduce a long history marred with the blood of countless members of our community into iconic images of men in suits behind pulpits.

From here on, MLK weekend will be known as a time of national resistance to injustice. This MLK weekend we will walk in the legacy of Dr. King and the movement that raised him. This January we will #ReclaimMLK