#EndWTO Week of Action in Bali – Update Dec. 2, 2013

 By: Edgar Franks, Community to Community Development Solidarity between different fronts of struggle was apparent at the opening day of the #EndWTO Bali Week of Action.  From the Philippines to Thailand to Korea to Africa, every speaker called out that the...

14 Years after the Battle of Seattle, Movements Call to #EndWTO

  In 1999, anti-globalization protests rocked the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations in Seattle and gave birth to a new era of the global justice movement. At every turn the WTO has faced major protest from outside the negotiations and dissent from...

Humanity at the Crossroads

 This is an invitation to step into service, to choose to join a collective body of humans that deeply cares about our planet. Please read the Indigenous elders statement http://caretakersofmotherearth.com/. If you find resonance, consider signing, asking your...

A Pathetic REDD Package

 On 12 November 2013, the Global Forest Coalition made the following intervention during the negotiations in Warsaw on methodologies to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhance forest carbon stocks (REDD+): “The Global Forest...

Statement on the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw by Tom Goldtooth

 Statement on the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw by Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director, Indigenous Environmental Network by Global Justice Ecology Project | November 12, 2013 · 3:16 pm The United Nations climate meetings involve the big powers of the United...

Intervention by Indigenous Environmental Network, Tom Goldtooth

 INDIVIDUAL INTERVENTION SESSION 11 June 2013 Intervention by Tom Goldtooth, on behalf of the Indigenous Environmental Network, delegate from the North America Caucus. Mr. Chair, Bureau, Indigenous Peoples Delegates and Indigenous Peoples of the World; This...

Everyone must accept binding climate commitments

 By Pablo Solon The United Nations climate negotiations in Bonn are more of the same and we are running out of time. Everybody recognizes that there is a “gap”, but there are no concrete proposals to solve the “gap”. Most delegations prefer not to put a number on...

Africans Unite Against New Form of Colonialism

 No REDD Network Born FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2013 Outraged by the rampant land grabs and neocolonialism of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest degradation), Africans at the World Social Forum in Tunisia took the historic decision to...

Chief Spence takes fight against C-45 to the United Nations

 By Brent Patterson, Friday, February 22nd, 2013 The Attawapiskat First Nation and the International Indian Treaty Council have sought the support of the United Nations to stop C-38 and C-45. They state that the Harper government failed in their Duty to Consult...

Don’t buy it, Canada has no credibility on climate

 Canada has a long history of failure on climate change. Failure to act at home and abroad have made Canada an international pariah when it comes to action on climate change. There is not a single federal regulation on the greenhouse gas pollution from Canada’s...

People’s Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 June 21, 2012 We, movements for the defense of water and Mother Earth gathered at the Blue Pavilion inside the Cúpula dos Povos, collectively share a vision that water is a commons, not a commodity. The Earth’s pristine waters give life to an astonishing...

Photos courtesy of Ben Powless IEN Delegate

 The photos taken during the signing and the presentation of the Kari-Oca Declaration to officials at the UN RIO+20 Summit in Brazil in this gallery – are just some of the many taken by Ben Powless over the many days of gatherings at the Kari-Oca Village....

Presentation of Kari-Oca II Declaration to Government of Brazil

 At the United Nations Earth Summit Rio+20, Indigenous Peoples from throughout the world converged at Kari-Oca village to articulate their issues and demands to world leaders gathered for the UNCSD Rio+20. On Thursday, June 21, 2012, representatives presented the...