COP 19: Activists Demanding Climate Justice

COP19 Climate March

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democracynow on Nov 18, 2013

We are broadcasting all week from Warsaw, Poland, where the U.N. climate summit, known as COP 19, has just entered its second week. On Saturday, thousands of protesters marched in Warsaw calling for climate justice, culminating in a rally outside the National Stadium where the climate summit is being held. Speakers from all over the world addressed the crowd, urging world leaders to take action on global warming, including climate activists from the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, and organizers of a chartered train that brought more than 700 people from Belgium, Britain and France to join the demonstration. Polish activists also spoke, including residents of the village of Zurawlow, where resistance to fracking is growing despite massive shale gas concessions. democracynow.org

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Disaster Follows Disaster in the Philippines + Typhoon Haiyan One of Worst Storms in History

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Philippines: ECHO team first on the ground in rural Leyte province

Image by Arlynn Aquino via EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection via Flickr

by Alessandro Tinonga and Nicole Colson
SocialistWorker.org
November 12, 2013

“WORSE THAN hell.” That’s how Magina Fernandez, a survivor of Typhoon Haiyan in the now-decimated Philippines city of Tacloban, described the aftermath of the storm to CNN.

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