Graffiti from Rio
UK Guardian: It's clear, world leaders have given... →
It is, perhaps, the greatest failure of collective leadership since the first world war. The Earth’s living systems are collapsing, and the leaders of some of the most powerful nations – the United States, the UK, Germany, Russia – could not even be bothered to turn up and discuss it. Those who did attend the Earth summit in Rio last week solemnly agreed to keep stoking the destructive...
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From time to time I will ask for your support and donations to support this trip to the People’s Summit in Brazil and the struggle to build a people’s movement. This is one of those times. Please click the title above and donate if you are able. I’m so close to my goal! Help me get there! Portland to Rio: never give in, never give up.
Corporate fish in a wretched bay
The fish on the Botafogo beach in Rio have been getting a lot of attention this week and many beautiful pictures have been posted proclaiming the genius of building lovely art out of plastic water bottles. I too was interested in these fish and today went to go see them for myself. Standing on the small beach on the bay that is to polluted for swimming, I stared at the fish jutting out of the...
For the past twenty years, environmental summits have fundamentally failed to...– http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/jun/22/rio-20-summit-final-day-live-blog
Photo Essay from Rio+20
11 year old destroys UN text, emboldens us all →
Oh hell ya! This happened at a press conference today organized by our comrades at the Indigenous Environmental Network.
Tell Hillary to reject the "Green Economy"
Click here to sign the Petition TODAY and read our full list of demands. I’m at the People’s Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that is happening in parallel to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). At the People’s Summit there are 20,000 people each day working in self-organized workshops, participating in plenaries to build consensus around possible solutions...
Indigenous people with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Grassroots Global Justice, and others were part of the opening ceremony for the People’s Summit where people of the world are fighting against the false “green economy.” Indigenous communities are some of the primary front lines of climate destruction and are also being used as guinea pigs of corporate and developing...
I wonder if the prospect of a UN summit was once a hopeful endeavor. Thinking that individual countries would not take up the great global causes, and foot the bill for those global needs, a united effort from the UN probably seemed like a step toward solutions. I imagine it to be similar to the need to pass laws at the federal level once it becomes desperately clear that Alabama (or whoever) is...
“Instead of putting a price on nature we must recognise that Nature is not...– UK Guardian
Rio on the horizon
Friends, I am making my way towards Rio +20 in Brazil as part of the Grassroots Global Justice delegation. Learn a little about what is going on with Rio +20 here. There is a UN Conference on Sustainable Development happening, which is based on false solutions and exploitation. Meanwhile, I’ll be attending the People’s Summit with workers, peasants, indigenous folks, and movement...