Earth Watch Radio: Action to Stop the Utah Inland Port Authority

For our weekly Earth Watch, Melanie Martin is interviewed about a major struggle underway against the Utah Inland Port Authority. What impact will this project have on our planet, which is already at a tipping point in terms of pollution and other environmental devastation?

GJEP partners with the Sojourner Truth show every week on and Earth Minute each Wednesday and an Earth Watch interview segment every Thursday.

Earth Watch: GMO Contamination – Lucy Sharratt from Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

13 June 2019–This week’s Earth Minute interviews Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator of CBAN who discusses documented cases of GMO crop contamination and escape, as well as the contamination threats posed by genetically engineered salmon and GE trees.  CBAN has recently issued a report on the problem of GMO contamination.

Global Justice Ecology Project teams up with the Sojourner Truth Radio show on KPFK Pacifica Radio Los Angeles for weekly Earth Minutes and Earth Watch interviews which uncover important environmental news and highlight the voices of people on the front lines of the struggle to protect the Earth.  You can find the archive of these programs on GJEP’s Earth Radio link.

Earth Minute: Plastics Ban or Ban on All Disposables?

Earth Minute: 12 June 2019 by Anne Petermann

GJEP partners with the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles for a weekly Earth Minute every Wednesday and an Earth Watch interview on Thursdays.

On June 10th, Canada announced it will ban single-use plastics by 2021, joining a growing chorus of voices calling for their elimination.

While I applaud the effort to eliminate disposable plastics, the real culprit is not plastics, but our disposable society. At some point, the slogan “reduce, reuse, recycle” got lost and recycling became the only thing that mattered.  Even that has proven to be too much, however, as Canadians, for example, only recycle 9% of their plastic waste.

If we ban plastics without addressing the underlying problem of unnecessary consumption, we will only replace one problem with another.  The plastic bag ban, for example, will result in a paper bag boom, and an increase in deforestation–at a time when the climate crisis dictates that we keep our forests standing.

How about a ban on all disposables—not just the bags, but the cheap plastic junk designed to break, be thrown away and replaced in an endless cycle of waste.

For the Earth Minute and the Sojourner Truth show, this is Anne Petermann from Global Justice Ecology Project.


Earth Watch: Unist’ot’en Camp Defends First Nations Lands

6 June 2019: On this week’s Earth Watch segment, Unist’ot’en supporter Molly Jane was interviewed by Sojourner Truth show host Margaret Prescod about the ongoing Unist’ot’en encampment to defend unceded First Nations land from resource exploitation.

Global Justice Ecology Project teams up with the Sojourner Truth Radio show on KPFK Pacifica Radio Los Angeles for weekly Earth Minutes and Earth Watch interviews which uncover important environmental news and highlight the voices of people on the front lines of the struggle to protect the Earth.  You can find the archive of these programs on GJEP’s Earth Radio link.

Photo by Michael Toledano

For more information on the Unist’ot’en Camp and to get involved, go to:

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Call to Resist the G7 in Paris and Build Another World – This August!

In response to the G7 and its world, a call to build activities on 21, 22 and 23 August

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From August 24 to 26, seven heads of state from the richest countries (the United States, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Canada) will meet in Biarritz, under the leadership of France. As a response to their fine but nonetheless delusive speeches, we will declare the social, democratic and ecological emergency. From August 19 to 26, we will build solidarity, ecological, feminist, anti-racist, decolonial, and anti-imperialist alternatives. We call on everyone to mobilize in Hendaye-Irun against the G7 to build another world!

More specifically, for 3 days, on 21, 22 and 23 August, we call on community organisations or trade unions, movements or collectives, which identify with our values and demands, to submit proposals for activities to bring the alternative summit to the G7 to life !

These activities can take different forms: conferences, debates, awareness-raising or popular education activities… in order to build alternatives, debate key issues, initiate campaigns or specific actions. As space for these activities is limited, we will be compelled to limit the number of workshops in the end and we will thus suggest merging similar activities. And because it is diversity is our wealth, we will encourage activities that bring together several organizations and movements. These activities will be grouped under 7 main overarching themes (which will undoubtedly be rephrased): (i) Overcoming capitalist rationales, the domination of corporations and finance, (ii) ecological emergency, (iii) solidarity with migrants and the struggle for their rights, (iv) feminism, (v) a world of peace and of solidarity between peoples, (vi) the defense of social rights and democracy, (vii) respect for the diversity and freedom of peoples and the struggle against discrimination.

If you wish to submit an activity, please fill in the accessible form before 15 June by clicking on this link, specifying the organisation(s) or movement(s) that are initiating the activity, the subject/topic, ideas for the rolling out of the activity and possible speakers.

IMPORTANT: we are also looking for additional space to enable self-organized activities to take place. We will keep you informed as soon as possible.

The « Alternatives G7 » platform

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En respuesta al G7 y a su mundo, llamado a preparar actividades para el 21, 22 y 23 de agosto.

Ante el G7 y su mundo, llamamos a construir actividades los días 21, 22 y 23 de agosto

Del 24 al 26 de agosto, siete de los jefes de Estado más ricos del mundo (Estados Unidos, Japón, Alemania, Francia, Reino Unido, Italia, Canadá) se reunirán en Biarritz, bajo la presidencia de Francia. Ante la cortina de humo de sus hermosos discursos, nos opondremos a ellos con la urgencia social, democrática y ecológica. Del 19 al 26 de agosto construiremos alternativas de solidaridad, ecología, feminismo, antirracismo, descolonización y antiimperialismo. Hacemos un llamamiento a todos y todas para que se movilicen en Hendaya – Irún contra el G7 para construir otro mundo!

Más concretamente, durante 3 días, los días 21, 22 y 23 de agosto, hacemos un llamamiento a las asociaciones o sindicatos, movimientos o grupos de lucha, que se reflejan en nuestros valores y reivindicaciones, para que propongan actividades que den vida a la cumbre alternativa para el G7!

Estas actividades pueden adoptar diferentes formas: conferencias, debates, actividades de sensibilización o de educación popular… con el fin de construir alternativas, debatir temas fundamentales, organizar campañas o acciones específicas. Como el espacio para estas actividades es limitado, nos vemos obligados a limitar el número de talleres y nos permitiremos sugerir vínculos entre las propuestas de actividades similares. Y porque es la diversidad lo que nos hace ricos, fomentaremos actividades que reúnan a varias organizaciones y movimientos. Estas actividades se agruparán en 7 temas principales (que sin duda se rebautizarán): (i) Superar la lógica capitalista, el dominio de las multinacionales y las finanzas, (ii) La emergencia ecológica, (iii) La solidaridad con los migrantes y la lucha por sus derechos, (iv) El feminismo, (v) Un mundo de paz y solidaridad entre los pueblos, (vi) La defensa de los derechos sociales y la democracia, (vii) El respeto a la diversidad y la libertad de los pueblos y la lucha contra la discriminación.

Si desea proponer una actividad, rellene el cuestionario antes del 15 de junio, accesible a través del siguiente enlace, especificando la(s) organización(es) o movimiento(s) que están en la propuesta de la actividad, el tema, las ideas para la actividad y los ponentes.

IMPORTANTE: también estamos buscando espacio adicional para permitir la realización de actividades autogestionadas. Le mantendremos informado sobre esto tan pronto como sea posible.

La plataforma Alternativas G7

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Face au G7 et à son monde, appel à construire des activités les 21, 22 et 23 août

Du 24 au 26 août, sept chefs d’Etats parmi les plus riches de la planète (Etats-Unis, Japon, Allemagne, France, Royaume-Uni, Italie, Canada) se retrouvent à Biarritz, sous la présidence de la France. Face à l’écran de fumée de leurs beaux discours, nous leur opposerons l’urgence sociale, démocratique et écologique. Du 19 au 26 août, nous construirons des alternatives solidaires, écologiques, féministes, anti-racistes, décoloniales, et anti-impérialistes. Nous appelons toutes et tous à se mobiliser à Hendaye-Irun face au G7 pour construire un autre monde !

Plus particulièrement, pendant 3 jours, les 21, 22 et 23 août, nous appelons les organisations associatives ou syndicales, mouvements ou collectifs de luttes, qui se retrouvent dans nos valeurs et nos revendications, à proposer  des activités pour faire vivre le sommet alternatif au G7 !

Ces activités peuvent prendre différentes formes : conférences, débats, animations de sensibilisation ou d’éducation populaire… afin de construire des alternatives, de débattre de sujets de fond, de monter des  campagnes ou des actions particulières. L’espace pour ces activités étant restreint, nous serons obligés de limiter le nombre d’ateliers in fine et nous nous permettrons de suggérer des rapprochements entre les propositions d’activités similaires. Et parce que c’est la diversité qui fait notre richesse, nous encouragerons les activités rassemblant plusieurs organisations et mouvements. Ces activités seront regroupées selon 7 grands thèmes (qui seront sans doute renommés) : (i) dépasser les logiques capitalistes, de domination des multinationales et de la finance, (ii) l’urgence écologique, (iii) la solidarité avec les migrants et la lutte pour leurs droits, (iv) le féminisme, (v) un monde de paix et de solidarité entre les peuples, (vi) la défense des droits sociaux et de la démocratie, (vii) le respect de la diversité et de la liberté des peuples et les luttes contre les discriminations.

Si vous souhaitez proposer une activité, merci de remplir avant le 15 juin le questionnaire accessible via le lien suivant en précisant la ou les organisations ou mouvements qui en sont à l’initiative, le sujet, des idées de déroulé et d’éventuel.le.s intervenant.e.s.

IMPORTANT : nous sommes également en train de chercher des espaces supplémentaires pour permettre à des activités autogérées, de se dérouler. Nous vous tiendrons informé.e.s à ce sujet le plus rapidement possible.

Les plateformes G7 Ez/Alternatives G7