The People’s Agreement Archive

  • Spokespeople for Climate Justice Now! call on the world community to remember that a real climate program, based on planetary needs identified by scientists as well as by a mandate of popular movements, emerged at the World People’s Summit on Climate Change and Mother Earth in Bolivia in 2010. The Cochabamba People’s Agreement, brought before the UN but erased from the negotiating text, offers a just and effective way forward that is desperately needed.”

    COP17 Succumbs to Climate Apartheid | Antidote is Cochabamba Peoples’ Agreement

    Spokespeople for Climate Justice Now! call on the world community to remember that a real climate program, based on planetary needs identified by scientists as well as by a mandate of popular movements, emerged at the World People’s Summit on Climate Change and Mother Earth in Bolivia in 2010. The Cochabamba People’s Agreement, brought before the UN but erased from the negotiating text, offers a just and effective way forward that is desperately needed.”

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  • Journalist John Vidal from The Guardian interviewing Pablo Solon, former Ambassador and Bolivia's lead negotiator at the United Nations Climate Change negotiations.

    THE DAY AFTER – COP17 John Vidal and Pablo Solo (Saturday, Dec 10th 2011) PART1

    Journalist John Vidal from The Guardian interviewing Pablo Solon, former Ambassador and Bolivia's lead negotiator at the United Nations Climate Change negotiations.

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  • "Durban, South Africa - The people are angry. Climate change is already destroying their livelihoods. The main culprits are the corporations and industrialized states that do not want to reduce their emissions at source. At the march of several thousand protesters the main demand to the global elites involved in COP 17 was to hear the voices of the peoples, suffering already from climate change. Former Ambassador of Bolivia and key negotiator at the UNFCCC Pablo Solon marched with the masses, holding a "Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth" banner."

    Key to Durban Talks: The Peoples Agreement on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

    "Durban, South Africa - The people are angry. Climate change is already destroying their livelihoods. The main culprits are the corporations and industrialized states that do not want to reduce their emissions at source. At the march of several thousand protesters the main demand to the global elites involved in COP 17 was to hear the voices of the peoples, suffering already from climate change. Former Ambassador of Bolivia and key negotiator at the UNFCCC Pablo Solon marched with the masses, holding a "Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth" banner."

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  • "After one week of negotiations in Durban, a compilation of negotiation texts was presented, which essentially builds on work during the whole year. There are several very problematic issues in this text, but let’s start with the good news: several issues from the Peoples’ Agreement are present in the text, especially in the Shared Vision chapter1."

    Key issues of the Peoples Agreement Present in Durban Negotiation Text

    "After one week of negotiations in Durban, a compilation of negotiation texts was presented, which essentially builds on work during the whole year. There are several very problematic issues in this text, but let’s start with the good news: several issues from the Peoples’ Agreement are present in the text, especially in the Shared Vision chapter1."

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  • "Humanity is on the brink of an unimaginable catastrophe: the world is marching inexorably toward the most devastating ecocide; global warming and its frightening consequences are announcing it, but their perspective on the ecosystem, which resembles the ideology of the conquistadors Cortés and Pizarro, as the influential French thinker Edgar Morin rightly pointed out, pushes them to continue degrading and destroying. The energy and food crises are sharpening, but capitalism continues to trespass all the limits with impunity."

    The Future of the Human Race | The Most Eloquent Speech to the United Nations in 2011

    "Humanity is on the brink of an unimaginable catastrophe: the world is marching inexorably toward the most devastating ecocide; global warming and its frightening consequences are announcing it, but their perspective on the ecosystem, which resembles the ideology of the conquistadors Cortés and Pizarro, as the influential French thinker Edgar Morin rightly pointed out, pushes them to continue degrading and destroying. The energy and food crises are sharpening, but capitalism continues to trespass all the limits with impunity."

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  • Bolivia-USA: Morbid Relations Beyond Diplomacy

    "It’s no secret that diplomatic relations between a poor country and a hegemonic world power are frequently a montage. They are a pantomime written and directed by the stronger, showing it as a hero, and the weaker as a victim rescued from poverty, chaos, or ungovernability. Above all, it’s a theatrical piece meant to hide a scandalous degree of interventionism and domination." ...

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  • Updates on Bolivia: News & Background that Mainstream Media & Institutional Left Orgs are NOT Reporting …

    "What is happening with the TIPNIS and media coverage that has the support and intellectual circles in opposition to the government now is creating a crisis whose background is similar to all those forms of soft coup was attempted in destabilize the government of Evo Morales." ...

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  • WHAT MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND NGOs ARE NOT REPORTING.

    Who Really Leads on the Environment? The “Movement” Versus Evo Morales

    WHAT MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND NGOs ARE NOT REPORTING.

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  • The Democracy Centre would do well to listen to their own admonitions. If The Democracy Centre's mandate was, in reality, to protect the Earth, guarantee Indigenous Peoples control over their land, rise to defend these principles, and inspire a new environmental movement among their nations younger generation, The Democracy Centre would (as would the U.S.-funded NGOs such as Avaaz and Amazon Watch who are exploiting this horrific crisis to its full potential) be endorsing, promoting and campaigning on the People's Agreement of Cochabamba (in which over 20,000 Indigenous Peoples participated).

    Peak Hypocrisy | U.S. Backed Organizations Exploit Crisis in Bolivia

    The Democracy Centre would do well to listen to their own admonitions. If The Democracy Centre's mandate was, in reality, to protect the Earth, guarantee Indigenous Peoples control over their land, rise to defend these principles, and inspire a new environmental movement among their nations younger generation, The Democracy Centre would (as would the U.S.-funded NGOs such as Avaaz and Amazon Watch who are exploiting this horrific crisis to its full potential) be endorsing, promoting and campaigning on the People's Agreement of Cochabamba (in which over 20,000 Indigenous Peoples participated).

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  • It continues to both concern and baffle me that those within the movement who coined the term "climate justice" continue to promote a false prophet who believes/hopes and promotes that greed can save us (see McKibben's The Greenback Effect: Greed Has Helped Destroy the Planet – Maybe Now It Can Help Save It). Greed, of course, being one of the ugliest traits in the human species. Greed being the pivotal factor behind the "success" of capitalism. Greed being the reason the world's wealthiest 15% contribute 75% of all global greenhouse gas emissions (Professor Stephen Pacala) on the backs of the poor and most vulnerable while simultaneously decimating and raping the Earth.
Throughout history, greed has proven to be lethal. Greed and justice cannot co-exist.

    Why I Refuse to Promote Bill McKibben

    It continues to both concern and baffle me that those within the movement who coined the term "climate justice" continue to promote a false prophet who believes/hopes and promotes that greed can save us (see McKibben's The Greenback Effect: Greed Has Helped Destroy the Planet – Maybe Now It Can Help Save It). Greed, of course, being one of the ugliest traits in the human species. Greed being the pivotal factor behind the "success" of capitalism. Greed being the reason the world's wealthiest 15% contribute 75% of all global greenhouse gas emissions (Professor Stephen Pacala) on the backs of the poor and most vulnerable while simultaneously decimating and raping the Earth. Throughout history, greed has proven to be lethal. Greed and justice cannot co-exist.

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