Check out these links to videos of the NYC Climate Convergence September 19 – 20 & some coverage of artful activism at the People’s Climate March. Videos include Naomi Kline, Ann Petermann, Immortal Technique, Oscar Olivera, Jill Stein, Jacqueline Patterson, Erica Violet Lee, Chris Williams, Josephine Mandamin, Desmond D’Sa, Tom Goldtooth, Nastaran Mohit, Olga Bautista, Art Shegonee, Climate Chorus, Bread and Puppet Theatre & more! Thank you to Struggle Video Media for the extensive coverage.
In short, more and more people around the world are recognizing the need for “system change.”
They want to prevent not only climate change, but address a host of social issues generated by the continued operation of capitalism that are inextricably intertwined with our ecological problems: growing inequality, ossified class structures with rigid or only downward mobility, structural and institutional racism, massive and ongoing gender disparities, giant corporate conglomerations immune to democratic oversight or governance, restrictive and debt-laden higher education, the progressive erosion of civil liberties, state-directed warfare with no regard for the casualties. Now, we can add to that list the almost complete lack of real democracy in a country that is supposedly defined by that characteristic.