… The recent international summit on climate change hosted by the United Nations on Copenhagen ended in disappointment and recrimination. Greenpeace called it a “crime scene, with the guilty parties fleeing to the airport.”
While Obama, Harper and other leaders of the rich countries stood accused, two heads of state in particular made connections with the tens of thousands of climate justice activists in the streets. Evo Morales of Bolivia, and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, spoke for the world’s majority when they condemned global inequality and capitalism as the root causes of the climate crisis.
Hear two voices from Latin America, who will put the discussion of climate change in the context of the regional movement for self-determination, economic integration, indigenous rights and ’socialism for the 21st century’ — a movement that has given birth to ALBA, the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas.
For more information: Bolivia Solidarity.
Sponsored by: The Unitarian Church of Vancouver Social Justice Committee, Canada-Bolivia Solidarity Committee, Vancouver Socialist Forum, Hands Off Venezuela (Western Canada Chapter).