While in Copenhagen for the UN Conference of Parties 15, more than 160 governments were excluded from final negotiations of the so-called “Copenhagen Accord”; in Cochabamba, 192 governments and in addition to UN institutions working on climate were invited by the Plurinational State of Bolivia to be present and to join debates with social movements. This will be the first time that a global people’s event will be held that is also open to all governments. It was called the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth and took place during April 2010.
(26 April, 2010) Cochabamba, Bolivia - Movement activists in the United States continue to build alternatives to crisis through global collaborations such as at last week's Climate Change conference in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Alfredo Lopez of May First/People Link writes, "The converging crises in the major capitalist economies, the precarious state of the world environment, the political crisis in government in so many of the world's countries and the usurpation of government authority by international banks and committees have brought humanity to a point of urgency and the Internet, a commun
CMPCC SUCCESS! DINNER WITH PRESIDENT EVO MORALES The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, is a hero not only to his Indigenous brothers and sisters around the world, but to the progressive movement. Long before he was elected in 2005, he was a community activist, advocating for the rights of all citizens of Bolivia. He has many, well-known contributions to the movement, including organizing the NGO, Via Campesina, known as one of the most powerful peasant movements in the world. Morales himself came from the peasant class in Bolivia.
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April 22, 2010
April 22, 2010
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Live Well, not better. The opening keynote panel of the Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre Cambio Climatico y Derechos de la Madre Tierre (CMPCC) began with Raul Prada, Luis Arce Catacora, Carlos Villegas Quiroga, Marvin Molina casanova, and Alfonso Hinojosa all representatives of the Bolivian government in positions of policy, military, and public relations. The full program can be downloaded here, english: Program CMPCC English Spanish only: http://cmpcclive.org Launch: 20 April 2010 The response to the World Peoples' Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth has been overwhelming.
For many weeks, May First/People Link and others from the international website and web-casting team for the Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre el Cambio Climático y los Derechos de la Madre Tierra in Cochabamba, Bolivia, have been preparing to facilitate the altering of history.
On April 20, 2010, at 7:00 pm Eastern time people in various cities of the United States will gather for a direct interaction via the Internet with participants in the Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre Cambio Climático y Derechos de la Madre Tierra. This multi-city event will be one of the first fully interactive convergences of its type, moving our Hemispheric movement forward a step.