Tag: 'Cochabamba 2010'


    cross posted from Organizing Upgrade June 1, 2010 Last month in Cochabamba, the Bolivian government and social movements convened the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (CMPCC).  The conference was ground-breaking, bringing together governments, NGO’s, indigenous communities, and social movements.  The goal of the conference was to re-ground and Read More »

  • Cochabamba Postscript: Lessons, Reflections & the Road to Cancun

    By Jason Negrón-Gonzales I’m on the plane back to the US flying at 29,000 feet over the Amazon.  A green carpet of trees, only interrupted by winding veins of brown rivers, stretches to the horizon.  From time to time where a larger river appears, a small cluster of buildings sits like a speck on the Read More »

  • Earth Day takes on New Meaning in Cochabamba

    By Jason Negrón-Gonzales Photo of Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network in the blessing ceremony in Cochabamba. credit: Diana Pei Wu. Today, Earth Day, was the closing day of the first World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba.  It occurred to me as I watched participants and organizers streaming Read More »

  • EARTH DAY IN BOLIVIA: From Copenhagen to Cancun, Indigenous Peoples Vow to Defend the “Rights of Mother Earth” Condemn Predatory ‘REDD’ Forest Programs

    Contacts in Bolivia: Jihan Gearon, Indigenous Environmental Network: +591 740 28531 Jeff Conant, Global Justice Ecology Project: +591 703 75254 http://www.pitchengine.com/free-release.php?id=59552 *** ESPANOL ABAJO *** Cochabamba, Bolivia– As Earth Day celebrations commence around the world, Indigenous Peoples from across the Americas are in Cochabamba, Bolivia today to close the historic conference on climate change and Read More »

  • Jason Negron-Gonzales on KPFK from Cochabamba

    Listen to the interview now [Download] (photo by Diana Pei Wu) Jason’s interview from Cochabamba on the People’s World Summit on Climate Change & the Rights of Mother Earth begins about 2/3 of the way through the show. Jason puts forth a message of hope with hard analysis of the struggles of the moment. “This Read More »

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