During the 'Global Day of Action' in Copenhagen on Saturday -were up to
100,000 climate justice activists were protesting against the failed UN
climate summit- Danish police indiscriminately made a mass arrests of 968
activists. They have expressed severe physical discomfort and have no
access to water, medical attention or toilet facilities. Many are reported
to have urinated themselves while detained on the ground.
The next day, during the "Hit the Production" demo on Sunday. Without any
provocation, the police charged violently at the crowd and began more than
250 arrests, forcing people to sit on the ground in 2 degree temperatures
while cuffed. The scenes seem to be an exact repetition of the human
rights violations from the day before.
Why the 16th?
In Copenhagen, the 16th will be the day for a mass action at the Summit
itself! Our goal is to disrupt the sessions and open a space inside the UN
area to hold a People's Assembly. The assembly will give a voice to those
who are not being heard, it will be an opportunity to change the agenda,
to discuss the real solutions.
After 15 years of negotiations and no real solutions to the climate
crisis, we say enough! No more markets based solutions, no to corporate
greed and short term politics deciding our future! No to colonialism and
the land-grabs taking place in local and indigenous communities!
JOIN US AND TAKE ACTION ANYWHERE YOU ARE TO RECLAIM POWER OVER OUR OWN FUTURE!
Call for international solidarity! Take actions simultaneously!
Protest against unjust arrests, police violence and capitalist summits.
See you on the streets!
More information on the 16th action:
*If you know about a solidarity action taking place, please let the CJA media team know!
For the latest news in Copenhagen, go to:
*iCop15.org, a site that gathers feeds, tweets, images and more covering
the fight for climate justice.
*Climate IMC, the climate indymedia.
*Indymedia Danmark, the Danish indymedia.
*Modkraft, freelance journalism covering Danish activism and more