On 12 – 16th October, responding to the Minga Global mobilisation in defence of mother earth and the Week of Action for Climate Justice, people around the world came together to take action. From Havana to Helsinki, Essex to El Alto, Montreal to Mendoza, people blockaded oil refineries, marched for indigenous rights, hung banners above motorways, held public meetings, and shut down corporate headquarters. Attention was drawn to the ongoing struggles in all parts of the world, with calls for climate justice, indigenous sovereignty, public transport, and an end to fossil fuel extraction. The week of action was in solidarity with all the diverse movements who fight for social and ecological justice.
This newsletter gives details of some of the things that happened.
The struggles continue..
- Sasol Day of Action
Earthlife Africa Jhb and partner organisations held a day of action to highlight the continuing climate and
environmental atrocities committed by Sasol. There was a march on Sasol’s headquaters to highlight the fact that Sasol is one of the
worst emitters of GHG on the African continent and produces about 75.4 million tonnes of greenhouse gases annually – about 21% of South Africa’s total greenhouse gas emissions per year.
In recent months Sasol has claimed to be concerned about the environment and its impacts on climate change, proposing that the delay of Project Mafutha is about its GHG emissions and the recent success using Sasol’s fuel for aviation. In reality however, the delay may be due to the cost of the project and the difficulty to obtain the coal and not about Sasol’s environmental concern. Sasol Chief Executive was reported as saying that the project would require extensive “support” from government.
In addition, if Sasol was truly concerned about global GHG emissions it would have not gone ahead with its plans to build CTL plants in China and GTL plant in Uzbekistan.
Makoma Lekalakala, Programme Officer for Earthlife Africa Jhb, states, “Sasol talks green but their actions show little regard for people and the planet. It is time for South Africans to hold companies like Sasol accountable for the damage they are causing to the environment and to our people.”
Sasol is South Africa’s biggest source of volatile organic compounds which include benzene, toluene and xylene (all cancer causing substances). In addition, dust from coal, slag and ash heaps blow across neighbouring
settlements. Earthlife Africa Jhb and partners will continue to highlight the truths and hold Sasol accountable for the ongoing pollution in Sasolburg and the surrounding areas.
- Solidarity day with Haiti and against militarization, the consequence of climate change and in support of rights for Mother Earth.
12th. of October in Havana, Cuba
For this activity which occurred in the Martin Luther King memorial centre, a network of popular educators, groups of 100′s of people who work in diverse places and participative spaces in Cuba. We paid homenage to Haiti with both songs and poetry. The idea for this was to interconnect a day of solidarity with Haiti with the resistance in Quito, Ecuador and to join with the Global Minga for Mother Earth, and to show our presence for the COP-16 conference in Cancun. It is because of this that we invited the ambassadors from the ALBA coalition countries (Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and various other Carribbean countries) and the students from the Latin American school for the Americas.
Location: Casa de ALBA.
- March in Support of the day of dignity and the resistance of peasant farmers and native peoples
The National Coordination and Mayan convergence “Waqib’ Kej” and their organizations, call on the Mayan peoples, the Garifuna, and the Xinka in Guatemala to march on the 12th of October 2010 to commemorate the day of dignity and he resistance of peasant farmers and native peoples.
The march has the following objectives: to demonstrate our resistance to 500 years since the Spanish invasion, the genocide committed against our people, the threat which comes from the mega-projects to drive us from our land and territory.
The 12th of October represents an day to pay homage to and to salute our martyrs, grandfathers and grandmothers, who gave their lives in the fight for the defense of our land and territory deciding not to negotiate, not to compromise nor to sell their dignity.
Also the date commemorates and celebrates the victories and the advances made in our resistance, opposing the translation corporations (TNCs) and the Guatemalan state that renders to them.
The mobilization is being organized by The National Coordination and Mayan convergence “Waqib’ Kej”, and as such we wish to clarify that we have no links with other organizations that are not directly associated with us but which join with us in the mobilization.
We know of another similar action which takes place in our Capital (Guatemala city) and in other parts of the country but we consider it important that we clarify that they are quite different to our organization and as such not related to our movement.
That said, we invite our brothers and sisters to join with us in our march, in defense of Mother Earth and our Territory, which are being threatened by mega-projects, with the Guatemalan state’s compliance, and we invite the national media and their coverage of our mrch.
The National Coordination and Mayan convergence “Waqib’ Kej”
Ixim Ulew, Kajib´ I’x, Sej
Translated from the original, published in Guatemala, 7th of October 2010
- Crude Awakening
500 Climate activists blockaded the UK’s busiest oil refinery. The action started with an all woman affinity group locking themsevles to immobilised vehicles, preventing oil tankers from leaving the refinery to deliver oil to London. They were joined by hundreds more who set up a futher blockade.
Terri Orchard, who took part, said:
We don’t have a hope of tackling climate change if we don’t find a way to start moving beyond oil. But Big Oil is relentless. From the Gulf of
Mexico to the Arctic to the Canadian tar sands, oil companies are devastating local environments, trampling the rights of local communities,
and pushing us over the edge to catastrophic climate change. We are here at the source of the problem, at the UK’s busiest oil refinery, to stop the flow of oil to London. We’re here to put a spanner in the works of the relentless flow of oil and to say no more. This place, this whole industry, must become a thing of the past.
The Crude Awakening is supported by a spectrum of direct action groups including the Camp for Climate Action, Plane Stupid, Rising Tide, Space Hijackers, Liberate Tate, Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, Earth First! and the UK Tar Sands Network.
500 Climate activists blockaded the UK’s busiest oil refinery. The action started with an all woman affinity group locking themsevles to immobilised vehicles, preventing oil tankers
- Avonmouth targeted by Bristol and Bath Rising Tide
Activists from Bristol and Bath Rising Tide (1) dropped a
banner reading ‘IMPORT CO2AL: EXPORT POVERTY’ from Avonmouth bridge near
the docks, as part of a global week of action for climate and
The Royal Portbury Docks contains one of the largest coal import terminals
in the UK. Tracy Jones from Rising Tide said “Fossil fuel extraction devastates
communities, from villages destroyed by floods in Pakistan to land grabs
in Colombia, and is being resisted around the world. The failure of the
Copenhagen climate summit shows that governments have their hands in the
pockets of corporations and cannot be trusted. It’s up to ordinary people
to take direct action to stop climate chaos.”
- Action against RPS group Glasgow in Solidarity with communities in Co. Mayo and South Lanarkshire
On Saturday the 16th, RPS Group’s offices in Glasgow had its locks and signage destroyed by people who are outraged in their involvement with the Corrib Gas Pipeline in Co. Mayo Ireland and the Open Cast Coal mines of the Douglas Valley, south Lanarkshire, Scotland.
RPS is a large planning, engineering and environmental consistency that attempts to legitimize these controversial projects. Local resistance to these projects has arisen for many reasons, including their detriment to the environment. RPS claim to consult the local communities affected and use plenty of environmental rhetoric in their reports but in fact work with governments and big business to justify developments that are ruining peoples health, lifestyles and their environment.
- Action against Ayrshire Power and Peel Holdings
UK-wide coordinated direction actions targeting the headquarters of Clydeport, Ayrshire Power, and the company that owns them, Peel Holdings.
A 30-metre banner has been unfurled from the iconic Clydeport crane on the River Clyde, and the headquarters of all 3 companies have been shut down in Glasgow and Manchester. These actions were taken in solidarity with communities resisting coal around the world.
Coal mining and burning damages the social, environmental and physical health of communities in Scotland and elsewhere. With plans to build a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston to burn imported coal, Peel Holdings and its subsidiaries are undermining coherent action on Scotland meeting our climate change obligations. Coal imported by Clydeport at Hunterston is also linked to human rights abuses of miners
attempting to unionise in Columbia.
We are calling for an end for the industrial-scale burning of coal for profit, whether imported or domestic, and we call for workers and communities to create a socialised renewable energy system for a fair and sustainable future. We have closed down these offices to open up a long-term strategic direct action
campaign against all links in the industry chain locking us into a carbon-intensive future.
- Indigenous Peoples Resistance Day
518 years after the start of the european invasion, our Indigenous America resists.
For the defense of our “charrue” land!
We meet on Cagancha square at 17 hs.
We share: proclamation, music and singing, artistic expressions and reflections.
Artists: Oscar Massitta, Pocho Peralta, Iya Comuna y Basquadé.
Who calls: Adench and Basquadé Inchalá
(Council of the Charrúa Nation)
Montevideo, Plaza Cagancha, Uruguay
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- arret total!
A hundred of climate activists gathered this afternoon in front of the Total refinery of Normandy. The aim of the action, that had been planned since several months, was to shut it down. The activists found an unexpected help in the workers of the refinery. On strike against the pensions reform, they have blockaded the refinery and stopped production. The activists tried to enter the site to show their determination to see it permanently shut. They are accusing oil industry of contributing dangerously to climate change.
The activists have tried to get to the site, past the police lines that have circled a 150 meters perimeter around the refinery, for several hours. Thirteen protesters on bikes have managed to do so and have joined the strikers at the entrance of the refinery and made a bike barrier.
At the same time, three activists had entered the Le Havre site of the Chevron plant, the second largest oil company in the U.S, planning to drop a banner.
In the morning, a demo had taken place in Le Havre and demonstrators had lead several protest activities throughout the city (such as replacing advertisements with messages against Total, a “gardening guerrilla” or vegetable plantations in the city, the registering of a complaint against Total…)
One of the participants in the day of action, Emmanuel Verger, says: “We can’t solve the issue of climate change without finding a way to move beyond our oil-dependent society.
“Oil companies destroy local environments in extraction zones, they trample local and indigenous communities rights, and they are pushing us beyond the threshold of catastrophic climate change.
“ We are at the source of the problem, at the largest refinery in the country, that is also one of the country’s major greenhouse gas emitter. We are here to put the brakes on oil production and to say “enough”. We need to make this place and this industry become history.”
The protesters also express their support of the strikers of the oil refineries that are currently struggling to keep a fair pensions system: “Environmental justice won’t happen without social justice, adds Emmanuel. “Those who exploit workers, threaten their rights, and those who are destroying the planet, are the same people. We need to move towards a society and energy transition and to do it cooperatively with the workers of this sector.
“The workers that are currently blockading their plants have a crucial power into their hands ; every liter of oil that is left in the ground thanks to them helps saving human lives by preventing climate catastrophes such as the recent floods in Pakistan from happening.”
- Environmental Justice Toronto banner drop
Activists from Environmental Justice Toronto risked arrest by walking on to the Gardiner Expressway to hang a banner saying “Free Alex Hundert,” a community activist who has been in jail since being re-arrested after speaking at a public panel at Ryerson University in mid-September.
“Alex Hundert is a strong voice for indigenous sovereignty and environmental justice. His work with AW@L in Guelph is an inspiration for all who are working to build a better world,” says Environmental Justice Toronto activist Brett Rhyno. “All charges against Alex should be dropped.These arrests, detentions, and false charges are part of a greater attempt to isolate effective and vocal community activists, and to criminalize dissent against the violent policies of the G20, policies that perpetuate environmental degradation, militarization, labour exploitation, and the theft of indigenous lands.”
October 12 is also the date of a global call for actions in support of Climate Justice, led by the Global Minga and Climate Justice Action networks. Globally, environmental and climate justice activists are marking this day in 1492 as the landing of Christopher Columbus on what is now known as the Americas, marking the beginning of centuries of colonialism. The extension of European greed into the Western Hemisphere globalized the exploitation of the Earth and its indigenous peoples in the endless pursuit for growth and profit. Today this translates to a neocolonial system of over-consumption, over-production, and over-extraction of the Earth’s finite natural resources.
“Only powerful climate justice movements can achieve the structural changes that are necessary to confront the climate crisis,” says Julien Lalonde, also from EJ Toronto. “All around the world today, climate justice activists are working collectively towards ending our addiction to fossil fuels, replacing industrial agriculture with local systems of food sovereignty and self-sufficiency, halting systems based on endless growth, and addressing the historical responsibility of the global elites’ massive ecological debt to the global exploited.”
- Shell Station Bloackade, Climate Justice London Ontario and the Latin American-Canadian Solidarity Association (LACASA)
A Shell gas station in London Ontario Canada was closed down by activists from Climate Justice London Ontario and the Latin American-Canadian Solidarity Association:
“We rode and rallied in the streets, with a vision of liveable environments for everyone, everywhere. Through these actions, we followed up the Thanksgiving weekend by sharing our concerns about threats to native peoples across the world.”
The local rally was organized to join a day of action for indigenous rights, climate justice, and Latin American solidarity.
At the protest Jonathan O’Glaisne (pronounced O Glaw-shnee) spoke about capitalist and imperialist interests invading and abusing County Mayo in Ireland. Jonathan also talked about how corporations like Shell are being met with wider opposition, as these companies try to exploit more and more people and environments, across the world. Shell to Sea, for example, has been challenging Shell in western Ireland, and a Shell station protest in Kitchener-Waterloo was another noteworthy case of resistance from southern Ontario. Other solidarity protests within the last month (Sept-Oct 2010) have taken place in Bristol and in South London, England.
Jonathan has family from the area of County Mayo that Shell has been targeting. His family had no choice but to leave Ireland due to the pressures of capitalism and imperialism in Ireland during the aftermath of the Anglo-Irish trade war between Ireland and Great Britain in the 1930s.”
- Climate Justice Montreal statement on indigenous struggles
Climate Justice Montreal backed the call to action and issued a statement of support, highlighting 10 indiginous struggles taking place in Canada:
“These ten Indigenous struggles, which could easily be twenty or thirty others, are challenging the status quo of fossil-fuel addiction and resource pillage in this country. Standing up to governments and corporations, struggling for their mountains, waters and climate, Indigenous communities deserve the support of everyone who cares about the health of our planet. As these communities battle to regain control over their lands, they struggle for us all.”
Lubicon Lake (Alberta): www.lubicon.org/
Grassy Narrows (Ontario): www.freegrassy.org
Pimicikamak (Manitoba): www.pimicikamak.com/
Wet’suwet’en (British Columbia): http://on.fb.me/bekx2K
Gwich’in (Northwest Territories): http://www.thebigwild.org/act/peel
Baker Lake (Nunavut)
Barriere Lake (Quebec): www.barrierelakesolidarity.org
Innu (Quebec/Labrador): http://teztanbiny.ca/
Bear River (Nova Scotia): http://www.defendersoftheland.org/bear_river
Defenders of the Land (National): www.defendersoftheland.org
- Philippine Movement for Climate Justice
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice held Rally/Picket at Malacanang, Mendiol
- October 12: Greenwash action in Helsinki, Finland
On 12th October 2010, the international day of climate action, a group of activists spent the afternoon doing a public greenwashing action in the city centre of Helsinki, Finland. The police arrested seven people on suspicion of vandalism.
The action consisted of “GreenWashStream” company representatives strolling the central commercial streets in Helsinki, offering passers-by free greenwash coupons which would allow people to cling to their over-consuming lifestyle with a clean conscience. On the backside of the coupon, one would find a critique against carbon trading, offsetting and
other false solutions to climate change. While the dynamic marketing team was handing out coupons, a group of painters used waterbuckets and sponges to give a shiny “greenwashing” to the billboards and windows of companies
with bad environmental and social reputations. Finally the police were called and the whole GreenWashStream crew was taken to the police station for questioning.
This action was aimed to remind people that while industrialised countries bear the primary responsibility for the climate crisis, carbon trading companies like GreenStream are diverting our attention away from real
solutions to the climate crisis, such as rapidly reducing emissions in the industrialised North.
Further, polluting companies claim to reduce their carbon footprint by funding “sustainable” projects in developing countries. These projects are often related to energy production, such as modern coal power plants, wind farms or gigantic dam projects, which have a devastating impact on local communities. Only by stopping the vicious circle of unnecessary
production, work and consumption can we curb climate change.
- “Berlin fährt frei” (Berlin rides for free)
With the motto “Think global – Act local!” the Berlin based campaign “Berlin fährt frei” (Berlin rides for free) informed interested Berliners during its kickoff action on the global action day for climate justice. The “Berlin fährt frei” campaign puts its action in the context of the global action day for climate justice.
From 5 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon humorous small theatre performances and various information material enlivened the Berlin subway lines and stations and many passengers. The aim and focus of the action were to criticize the impact of private motorised transport on the one hand and the motivate a change to solidaristically, democratically organised free public transport that is not based on economic growth on the other.
The campaign found much resonance for its ideas: there was not only unanimous support that public transport in Berlin was too expensive and as first step we need to hinder next year’s planned price hikes, but one passenger doubted that the CO² goals of the Berlin Senate could be reached only with insulation and boiler replacements. A young father remarked that free public transport would reduce traffic in Berlin and make the streets safer for his children. There was a particularly good reception of the colorfully clad campaigners in the S-Bahn (the regional train, which last had a major crisis due to dwindling security standards), with one passenger asserting: “It can’t be that public services serve the profit interests of large concerns.”
Dieter Hartmann, active in “Berlin fährt frei” commented on the positive feedback from passengers during the action: “It is especially the link between environmental protection, social justice, democratic control of common goods and the perspective of a livable city excites people about the campaign. Only by rethinking our way of life and economy are we able to fulfill our global responsibility on a local level. We’re quite happy about the start of the campaign and invite everybody to make Berlin a poster child for a truly environmental friendly free public transport.
Native organizations prepare for the march on the 12th. of October, Lima,
AIDESEP, 2nd of september 2010. The national front for sovereignty and for life – FRENVIDAS meets today in an amplified meeting to coordinate the national march for the 12th. of October and to duscuss the stepstoward the organization for indigenous protests; such as, forming into work commissions. Present at the meeting were social groups, students, women’s groups, workers and collectives.
This protest is a response to the fact that the current Peruvian government hasn’t the slightest intention to change their policy of attacking and discriminating against indigenous peoples; a president that severs dialogue and that only receives transnational corporations working in primary extractive and environmentally damaging industries into his presidential palace, but doesn’teven allow the indigenous protectors of life even to come close to him.
FRENVIDAS (The front in support of life) was founded on the 4th of June 2009, as an offshoot of the resistance of the amazonian groups and a congregation of various social movements, workers, women, youth, students, village and city dwellers and various collectives.
It has a national executive commission made up from the following organizations: AIDESEP, CCP, CNA, CONACAMI, SUCHOCOP, COICA, GIU and the DESC Alliance.
- Marcha de los Pueblos / March of the Peoples, Lima
The ratifying of an agreement of regional fronts South Macroregion took place in Tacna and then in Huancayo, around five thousand protesters marched in the capital of the country mainly to demand that the Peruvian gas is to supply the domestic consumption. And also against the electoral fraud against the candidacy of Susana Villaran / Confluence of the Left under the name of “March of the People”
PLATAFORM OF STRUGGLE:
1.- In defense of Mother Earth.
2.- Constituent Assembly: Multinational and Intercultural Constitution.
3.- Right to sovereign consultation for the peoples.
4.- No to the privatization of natural resources and indigenous territories.
5.- No gas export, gas is for the Peruvians.
6.- Repeal of Supreme Decree No. 003-2006.PCM.
7.- No to the destruction of the National Sanctuary of Megantoni.
8.- For decent employment, salaries and wages.
9.- No to the criminalization of social protest and political persecution.
10.- No to privatization of land up to 40,000 hectares
11.- No expropriation of land in the rural communities of Olmos.
12.- Defense of the Andean peoples’ lands against mining concession.
13 .- No to hydroelectric dams at Inambari Paquitzapango, Salta Pucara, Langui Languna of Laius.
14.- No to electoral fraud by regional and municipal governments.
Organised and supported by the following:
CONACAMI, AIDESEP, CNA, CCP, FRENVIDAS, TAHUANTINSUYANOS, CGTP, CUT, UFREP, CONAFREP. FRENTE UNICO DE LOS PUEBLOS DEL PERU, FONAVISTAS, CORECAMIS DE AREQUIPA, TACNA, MOQUEGUA, PUNO, CUZCO, APURIMAC, JUNIN, PASCO, HUANCAVELICA, ICA, LIMA, ANCASH, PIURA Y LAMBAYEQUE, RONDAS CAMPESINAS- CUNARC Y CONARC, FRENTE DE DEFENSA DE LOS RECURSOS NATURALES-LIMA, etc.
- Global Minga for Mother Earth and her Peoples at Barcelona city
Who is the call from: Barcelona Transició
Tuesday, 12th october, 17h: March for an anticapitalist, antifascist and antiracist 12th of October. Catalunya Square (Telefónica)
“For common struggles, solidarity and tenderness between Peoples”
Tuesday, 12th of October, 17 hs.. March from Catalunya Square (Telefónica) to Rambla del Raval.
- People Across the U.S. Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day Through Climate Justice Education
Indigenous people’s movements around the globe have called for a day of action for climate justice on October 12, Indigenous Peoples’ Day. “As we prepare for the next round of U.N. Climate Negotiations in Mexico next month, we are voicing our clear opposition to false market-based climate policies,” said Jihan Gearon, Energy Organizer for the U.S.-based Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN). “Our actions and those of our allies this October 12 are part of the growing momentum in favor of real system change.”
In response to the October 12 call, many groups are engaging in educational workshops to stimulate long-term action for climate justice. The Los Angeles-based Bus Riders’ Union and Labor/Community Strategy Center and the Black Mesa Water Coalition on the Navajo Nation in Arizona will hold workshops on the Cochabamba Peoples’ Declaration on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth; the San Antonio, Texas-based Southwest Workers Union will host a community garden workday and ongoing education linking Texas oil companies Valero and Tesoro to California’s Proposition 23. The objectives of these educational activities is to build grassroots capacity to address the climate crisis directly.
These local struggles and others around the globe are linked by a common commitment to global well-being, human rights and the rights of nature, and the growing awareness that efforts to mitigate the climate crisis must be rooted in equity, economic justice, and the dignity of all peoples.
The October 12 events occur following another day of climate action, the 10/10/10 Global Work Party. “However,” says Jihan Gearon, “the call to action for Indigenous Peoples’ Day is distinct. Native people are not ‘just getting to work’ to stop global warming. We’ve been caretaking the natural environment since the beginning of time. Only now that it’s almost too late, people outside our communities are beginning to get the message.”
“Our approach is not simply to address the symptoms of the problem,” adds Gearon, “but to attack the root causes.”
“We need decisive action, and not in the form of misleading policies like the U.N. REDD program (Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), said Tom Goldtooth, Director of IEN. “While it pretends to protect forests, REDD and similar carbon-offset schemes allow continued destruction of our atmosphere and put our forestland and indigenous people’s homes, livelihoods, and cultures in continued peril.”
Indigenous Environmental Network is part of a growing coalition of community-based organizations across the U.S. who affirm that those who must lead the way to climate stability are those who’ve been most directly impacted, both by toxic industry and by historic appropriations of land and resources. Following the Cochabamba World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth convened by Bolivian President Evo Morales this past April, IEN and community-based groups worldwide are promoting the Cochabamba Declaration, the popular response to the widely ill-regarded Copenhagen Accord, as offering the most realistic approach to current ecological and social threats.
- March in Defense of Mother Earth, El Alto
Convened by the National Council of Qullasuyo Ayllus and Markas, the march called for the adoption of a Law of Mother Earth in the national and international agenda and fundamentally affect the Multinational Legislative Assembly for approval of a law to protect and preserve Pachamama.
The mobilization went to the Plaza Murillo in the city of La Paz and included the participation of the National Federation of Peasant Women of Bolivia Indigenous Native – “Bartolina Sisa”-, the Intercultural Communities Confederation of trade unions of Bolivia (CSCIB), the farm workers single Confederation of trade unions of Bolivia (CSUTCB) and the Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia (CIDOB), among others.
The concentration was on the Multifunctional Heriberto Ceja Gutierrez of the city of El Alto.
- Second Act in front of the consulate of Chile in Mendoza
Organized by the Coordinator of Native Identities and Field, was a demonstration because the 518 years of European invasion of Chilean lands and a petition with signatures demanding freedom of the Mapuche Political Prisoners on hunger strike in Chile was delivered.
- Information share Argentine Group: Movement for the defense of Mother Earth
Here in Buenos Aires four people from the Cochabamba.org.ar group
manned/womanned a stand in the contrafestejo (Indigenous movements against Columbus Day) in the Avellaneda Park.
The group spoke to about 100 people giving them information about Climate Justice and the People’s Movement for Defense of Mother Earth.
- Global march of people’s movements and pesant agricultural groups for people’s self-management and the contruction of plurinational states
Callout from Via Campesina, for the first time different organizations such as rural farm workers, migrants, refugees, agricultural workers, the landless movements, and the displaced conducted a global movement together to reaffirm the identity of Abya Yala (Pre-Columbian term for the Americas).
Meet at Parque El Arbolito, in the city of Quito, Ecuador at nine AM.