Category Archives: Climate Convergence

News from and about the Camps for Climate Action and Convergences for Climate Actions

Midwest Rising BOA Protest

Midwest Rising! Convergence kicks off in St. Louis

This weekend, folks are coming together in St. Louis to create a community with the power to break the social barriers of a society dictated by corporate greed.   It’s time we come together and build the movement that moved forward together. Back in April, 1000 people took over the Department of the Interior during Powershift to protest Earth-devastating energy extraction while 8 people committed acts of civil disobedience at the Wells Fargo Shareholders Meeting in San Francisco to protest banks gone wild. In May,…

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Historic Earth Day Climate Change Conference

Indigenous Peoples of North America Join President Evo Morales in Bolivia for Historic Earth Day Climate Change Conference “Respect Indigenous Rights & the Rights of ‘Pachamama’ in UN Climate negotiations” Pictures and more at: http://pitch.pe/58935 Cochabamba, Bolivia- Indigenous Peoples from across North America and their allies from around the world gathered at the invitation of Bolivian President Evo Morales in Cochabamba this morning for the kick-off of an historic conference on climate change and the “rights of Mother Earth.” Morales called this conference in the…

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3 RIVERS CLIMATE CONVERGENCE TO OPPOSE G20 AND INT’L COAL CONFERENCE

Pittsburgh, PA – A Climate Convergence will be held in Pittsburgh to coincide with the International Coal Conference (Sept. 21-23) and G-20 summit (Sept. 24/25. The 3 Rivers Climate Convergence [3RCC] is a partnership of local groups and individuals, concerned about climate change, environmental justice and true sustainability, collaborating with regional and national groups. Together, they are planning a variety of activities over a one-week period, involving public education and non-violent direct action targeting the International Coal Conference, local coal companies, the banks that finance…

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Climate Camp: Savior of the Environmental Movement?

It was a different kind of protest. Instead of turning up at the latest G8 summit or AGM of a multinational and waving the banners of opposition, the protesters chose their own location. They set up camp in the shadow of a controversial carbon emitter – such as Drax coal-fired power station – living as sustainably as possible before making a high-profile demonstration.

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