A Statement on Intergenerational Rights
Let us not forget that the victories that will define 2011 in the pages of history began in Africa. That story of 2011 should end here. 2011 took us from Tunisia to Durban, South Africa – where Mandela cast his first vote and Gandhi held his first public meeting. Draw a line on the map from Tunis to Durban and think of all the languages you have crossed, all the diversity, all the wisdom, all the gods. There is a continent bridging those two cities – dreaming.
We are all in that dream.
2011 started with the demand for freedom, and ends with the demand for justice.
As our planet rampantly burns its insides and warms, history will view these years as a window closing. We have a chance to escape the catastrophe we are creating for our children. But there is no freedom without justice, and no justice without rights. Jatka lukemista #OccupyCop17 letter of support for Madrid’s callout: International Day of Action for Human Rights
In Finland, uranium extraction was the main focus on the Day of Action, April 20th 2011. Around 50 people participated in the demonstration against uranium mining in Helsinki centre. At the end of the demonstration, a group of ”mine workers” in white overalls claimed a uranium mine in front of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The activists wanted to bring attention to the ministry’s short-sighted and damaging mining policies.
Talvivaara polymetallic mine in Sotkamo, in the northeast of Finland, is planning to recover uranium for the nuclear industry. If their plans are carried out, Talvivaara will become the biggest uranium-producing mine in Europe. This could be the start of large-scale uranium production in Northern Finland. Jatka lukemista NO URANIUM MINING! Actions in Helsinki
On the international Day of Action against Extraction, a protest will take place in Helsinki against the uranium industry and the mining company Talvivaara.
If their plans to recover uranium are carried out, Talvivaara will become the biggest uranium-producing mine in Europe. This could be the start of large-scale uranium production in Northern Finland.
Over the first three years of its operation, three leaks and other smaller accidents have occurred in the mine and waters in the area have already been polluted. Local residents in Sotkamo fear that the uranium recovery facility will increase the mine’s environmental risks. Jatka lukemista NO URANIUM MINING! Demonstration in Helsinki on April 20th
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. Jatka lukemista October 12th: Greenwash action in Helsinki
Climate Justice Action -verkoston yhteinen lehdistotiedote 12.12.2009
First Week Of Climate Talks A Predictable Failure
At the end of the first week of the climate talks at Copenhagen, thousands of activists from the Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now! networks are joining the climate march under the banner of ‘System Change Not Climate Change’ to denounce the climate negotiations as a predictable failure. The protesters are demanding radical changes in economic and political systems in order to address the climate crisis.
Jatka lukemista THOUSANDS RALLY IN COPENHAGEN DEMANDING SYSTEM CHANGE
In Finland concerned citizens took part in the E.ON-F.OFF action weekend by hanging a banner near the Helsinki offices of E.ON and Fennovoima. The banner stated a math equation of dirty energy: FENNOVOIMA=E.ON x NUCLEAR + COAL = CLIMATE CHAOS Jatka lukemista Actions against E.ON in Helsinki and rest of Europe
Call to Action
Our future is at stake. Climate change is happening, and NOW is the time to take action against the forces driving it!
While the preparations and mobilisations for the COP15 are underway all over the world, a sinister meeting is under way. On May 24^th – 26^th 2009, again in Copenhagen, corporations, climate criminals, capitalists and their allies, will meet for the World Business Summit on Climate Change (WBSCC). Jatka lukemista OUR CLIMATE IS NOT YOUR BUSINESS
Valko-Venäjän autoritäärinen presidentti Lukashenko ja kansainvälinen ydinvoimateollisuus aikovat rakentaa ydinvoimalan luonnonarvoiltaan merkittävälle ja maanjäristysherkälle alueelle. Tämä siitäkin huolimatta, että maa kärsi pahoja säteilyvahinkoja Tshernobylin onnettomuudesta. Valkovenäläisaktivistit järjestävät mielenosoituksen 26.4. ja toivovat tukea myös ulkomailta. Lue alkuperäinen kutsu:
A call-out for common actions against the construction of a new nuclear power station in Belarus
26 April, the day of Chernobyl nuclear accident.
Present-day Belarus is a post soviet country, on which territory a regime, police state in form and neoliberal in essence, fortified its position. For already 14 years the country is run by one and the same person Alexander Lukashenko, a populist at the beginning of his governing and openly pursuing antisocial reforms now. The freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly is not about our country. These basic values as well as the political opposition are suppressed. Peaceful gatherings dispersions, political trials, preventive detentions all this has become a norm of political practice in Belarus.
Jatka lukemista Toimintakutsu Valko-Venäjän ydinvoimalan pysäyttämiseksi
Tämä Pascal Stevenin teksti on julkaistu alunperin SHIFT-lehdessä nro 5.
Everything is rational in capitalism, except capital or capitalism itself …the system is demented, yet it works very well at the same time”.
(Felix Guattarri, 1995)
“We mean business when we talk about climate change”.
(Jose Manuel Barroso, European commission president)
One of the biggest political spectacles of the coming year will be held in Copenhagen, (COP-15) in December. There, delegates from 170 countries, corporate lobbyists and NGO representatives will come together under the banner of the United Nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCC) in an attempt to solve the problem of climate change via the implementation of a global, market based, carbon cap and trade scheme. The deal brokered here will replace the Kyoto treaty which will expire in 2012. The COP-15 will be a core global governance mechanism through which climate change mitigation will be implemented. The deal that emerges from this has the potential to affect the entire socio-ecological field.
Jatka lukemista Are We Anywhere? Carbon, Capital and COP-15
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