Sign Now! GGJ Petition: US State Dept "No Greed Economy at Rio +20!"
Sending out a call to members, friends and allies of Grassroots Global Justice
Grassroots Global Justice , the Labor Community Strategy Center, and their allies will be traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this June 20-22 at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. On the docket are plans to unveil the "Green Economy" strategy-but we know that just calling something "green" doesn't mean it's good for people or for the planet. The "Rio+20" Conference is a key moment when world governments have an opportunity to either act to protect our future, or continue on the same failed strategies that are threating our future.
Grassroots Global Justice and ally groups from the Climate Justice Alignment process will join thousands of people from social movements around the world converging in Rio from June 15-22 to hold a parallel People's Summit and to demand an end to profit-driven dirty energy industries like oil drilling and pipelines, market-based strategies like carbon-trading and forest exploitation, and extreme energy like fossil fuels and incinerators.
The People's Summit is calling for a June 5th week of action in defense of the environment and against transnational corporations, and a June 20th Global Action Day for social and environmental justice, against the commodification of life, and in defense of the commons.
GGJ and our allies are sending a message to the conference. We are calling on them to invest in solutions to the ecological and economic crises that put our communities to work, cool the planet, and transition environmental control back to local economies. On June 20th, GGJ delegates will be in the streets with our social movement allies La Vía Campesina, World March of Women, and other global movements, taking creative action to deliver these demands to John Matuszak and Hillary Clinton.
Help us reach 5,000 signatures! Add your voice--sign the petition!
In the words of our allies in La Vía Campesina: "globalize the struggle, globalize hope!"
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