December 12: speakers, backing from 462 organisations, and a System Change not Climate Change bloc!

Tord Björk | Uncategorized | Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Via Campesina, Friends of the Earth and many other organisations in Climate Justice Now and Climate Justice Action are now calling for a united climate justice movement bloc in the 12th of December. The callout you find here: http://www.climate-justice-action.org/news/2009/12/04/dec-12th-system-change-not-climate-change
SYSTEM CHANGE, NOT CLIMATE CHANGE!
The future is bright, if we make it so: to light up the darkness, bring lights, wear bright colours, bring glitter. Gather at the three trucks carrying the bloc’s banners.

Speakers

To find out who will speak at the demonstration is harder. There is no information at the official 09dec12 web site. Berlingske, the main conservative daily in Denmark have an extensive calender of very many activities and states that speakers will be: Mary Robinson, Rahul Bose, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Villy Søvndal, Margrethe Vestager, Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen, Kumi Naidoo og Helen Caldicott. As it has been stated that there should be 12 speakers in total and half of them from the South this result shows a strong tendency in favour of celebrities and party leaders. Sofar none is representing a popular movement. The Social democrats and Socialist people’s Party both have their leaders speaking, The social liberal party the parliamentary leader and the Red Green Alliance an MP. Mary Robinson from Ireland and former UN human rights commissioner is honorary cahir of Oxfam. Helen Caldicott well known anti nuclear actvists. From the South already chosen are Kumi Kaidoo, chair of Greenpeace and earlier at CIVICUS, and Rahul Bose, a Bollywood actor. Which the popular movement or other speakers from the South will be seems not to have been announced yet.

The list of international supporters is impressive:

350.org, Precarious United for Climate Action, Veg Climate Alliance, BirdLife International, Greenpeace, Réseau “Sortir du nucléaire” (Fédération de 840 associations), WISE (World Information Service on Energy), WWF International, Trade Union Confederation of the Americas, ActionAid International, Caritas Internationalis, CIDSE, JS Asia/Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD), Oxfam International, World Council of Churches, World Alliance of YMCAs, European Green Party, FYEG (Federation of Young European Greens), Global Young Greens, Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, IUSY (International Union of Socialist Youth), Party of the European Left, Utopia, Alianza Social Continental / Hemispheric Social Alliance, Attac European Network, CARAM Asia (Coordination of Action Research on AIDS and Mobility), Oilwatch International, PIPEC (Pacific Indigenous Peoples Environment Coalition), Proutist Universal, Tibet Third Pole (T3P), WECF (Women in Europe for a Common Future) You find almost 500 more supporters here: http://12dec09.dk/content/anbefalere

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