|Fwd: Black Lives Matter, From Ferguson to the Climate Talks in Lima||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:10:28 -0800 (PST)|
This email links to a recent *Nation* article by Naomi Klein on the connection between Black Lives Matter and climate justice movements. Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: This Changes Everything <changes.outreach [at] gmail.com> Date: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 8:01 AM Subject: Black Lives Matter, From Ferguson to the Climate Talks in Lima To: Scott <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com> Naomi Klein on what the #BlackLivesMatter movement means for climate justice. View this email in your browser <http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=35c65d17252d7512df287bc5a&id=76c86530ca&e=569814eb4a> [image: WRI at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Negotiations #COP20, Lima, Peru (December 1-14, 2014) | Photos by Rhys Gerholdt, WRI. Creative Commons.] <http://thischangeseverything.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=35c65d17252d7512df287bc5a&id=334f21ec47&e=569814eb4a> Photo by Rhys Gerholdt, WRI. Creative Commons. Black Lives Matter, From Ferguson to the Climate Talks in Lima Dear friends, Naomi has recently published a powerful piece <http://thischangeseverything.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=35c65d17252d7512df287bc5a&id=ddcbbabff7&e=569814eb4a> on the connections between Black Lives Matter and climate justice movements in *The Nation*, which we thought you may find of interest: *"The annual United Nations climate summit is wrapping up in in Lima, Peru, and on its penultimate day, something historic happened. No, not the empty promises from powerful governments to finally get serious about climate action—starting in 2020 or 2030 or any time other than right now. The historic event was the decision of the climate-justice movement to symbolically join the increasingly global #BlackLivesMatter uprising, staging a “die-in” outside the convention center much like the ones that have brought shopping malls and busy intersections to a standstill, from the US to the UK.* *“For us it is either death or climate justice,” said Gerry Arances, national coordinator for the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice.* *What does #BlackLivesMatter, and the unshakable moral principle that it represents, have to do with climate change? Everything. Because we can be quite sure that if wealthy white Americans had been the ones left without food and water for days in a giant sports stadium after Hurricane Katrina, even George W. Bush would have gotten serious about climate change. Similarly, if Australia were at risk of disappearing, and not large parts of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Tony Abbott would be a lot less likely to publicly celebrate the burning of coal as “good for humanity,” as he did on the occasion of the opening of a vast new coal mine. And if my own city of Toronto were being battered, year after year, by historic typhoons demanding mass evacuations, and not Tacloban in the Philippines, we can also be sure that Canada would not have made building tar sands pipelines the centerpiece of its foreign policy.*" You can read the full piece here <http://thischangeseverything.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=35c65d17252d7512df287bc5a&id=e8fd64fdb1&e=569814eb4a>. Please share and respond through these and other social media channels: Twitter: #blacklivesmatter #thisstopstoday #shutitdown #COP20 @NaomiAKlein <http://thischangeseverything.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=35c65d17252d7512df287bc5a&id=61614353ab&e=569814eb4a> @thischanges <http://thischangeseverything.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=35c65d17252d7512df287bc5a&id=f1823c9135&e=569814eb4a> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naomi-Klein <http://thischangeseverything.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=35c65d17252d7512df287bc5a&id=d109dbfe9d&e=569814eb4a> https://www.facebook.com/thischangeseverythingproject <http://thischangeseverything.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=35c65d17252d7512df287bc5a&id=ae647c603a&e=569814eb4a> In solidarity, Your colleagues at *This Changes Everything.* *Copyright © 2014 This Changes Everything, All rights reserved.* You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website www.thischangeseverything.org *Our mailing address is:* This Changes Everything New York, NY, United States New York, NY 10011 Add us to your address book <http://thischangeseverything.us8.list-manage.com/vcard?u=35c65d17252d7512df287bc5a&id=b7cd5b9cc4> unsubscribe from this list <http://thischangeseverything.us8.list-manage1.com/unsubscribe?u=35c65d17252d7512df287bc5a&id=b7cd5b9cc4&e=569814eb4a&c=76c86530ca> update subscription preferences <http://thischangeseverything.us8.list-manage1.com/profile?u=35c65d17252d7512df287bc5a&id=b7cd5b9cc4&e=569814eb4a>
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