[P2P-F] Fwd: Are we waking up?

Michel Bauwens michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Mon May 6 13:04:29 CEST 2019

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From: Nicole Leonard - Fossil Free News <350 at 350.org>
Date: Mon, May 6, 2019 at 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: Are we waking up?
To: Bauwens Michel <michelsub2004 at gmail.com>

New energy and urgency in this Fossil Free News
[image: Fossil Free Digest]


I'm sending the latest Fossil Free News again because I don't want you to
miss last week's big news about declarations of climate emergency in the

Here's a short video rundown – can you watch and share
<https://act.350.org/go/87164?t=6&akid=72778%2E360134%2ECA3XLn>? And as
usual, the full newsletter with stories from around the world is below.


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Activists from Extinction Rebellion brought London streets to a standstill
with a pink boat named after murdered Honduran environmental protector
Berta Cáceres last week.

Recent global events have flung open the window of opportunity to treat
climate change as a global emergency. And people power is forcing
politicians to pay attention.

As eyes turn to what happens next (another global school strike on May 24,
a global climate walkout in September), we look back at some of the
extraordinary developments of the last two weeks.


In Case You Missed It

*Tipping point?* Both Paris and London witnessed new powerful acts of
climate civil disobedience. Over 1000 Extinction Rebellion activists were
deliberately arrested in London and their stark messaging and controversial
tactics caught the public mood as a heatwave struck the UK over the Easter
weekend. Similar scenes erupted in Paris as 2000 people took direct action
targeting the state and its complicity with big polluters like Total. Read
more <https://act.350.org/go/87161?t=11&akid=72778%2E360134%2ECA3XLn>

Greta Thunberg at the UK Parliament. Photo: Evening Standard

*Telling the truth: *Greta Thunberg and British youth climate strikers were
in the UK parliament last week, adding their voices to the demand for a
climate emergency. Greta gave her uncompromising indictment of the
government’s continued support for fossil fuels. She called their push to
develop fracking and new coal mines “beyond absurd’.

*Climate emergency: *Just yesterday, on May 1, the Parliament
responded by declaring
a climate emergency
<https://act.350.org/go/87162?t=12&akid=72778%2E360134%2ECA3XLn>, hot on
the heels of the Welsh government earlier this week. “This can set off a
wave of action from parliaments and governments around the globe,” said
Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

*No jobs on a dead planet: *Also on May Day, people marched around the
world to celebrate the rights and contributions of all workers. In Manila,
Philippines, thousands marched to call for a just transition away from the
age of fossil fuels. It’s a reminder that as we shift to a renewable future
we have a huge responsibility to address inequality and leave nobody

Events in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana from days of action in

*Hardest hit: *A category 4 cyclone hit Mozambique again last Friday
<https://act.350.org/go/87123?t=13&akid=72778%2E360134%2ECA3XLn>, just
weeks after the devastation of Idai left millions struggling further down
the coast. As the reality of climate change sets in and worsens, there's
renewed determination to push for a fossil free Africa, with over 50 Afrika
Vuka <https://act.350.org/go/81045?t=14&akid=72778%2E360134%2ECA3XLn>
actions already planned for 25 May.

*Sexy Killers:* a documentary about coal is going totally viral
<https://act.350.org/go/87163?t=15&akid=72778%2E360134%2ECA3XLn> and
sparking national conversations about political corruption and the future
of coal in Indonesia. The film Sexy Killers has already had nearly 20
million views and over 1000 community screenings in its first two weeks
despite attempts by police and some local authorities to ban them.

*Big win:* Ecuador's Waorani indigenous tribe won their first victory
<https://act.350.org/go/87160?t=16&akid=72778%2E360134%2ECA3XLn> against
big oil companies in a ruling that blocks the companies' entry onto
ancestral Amazonian lands for oil exploration.

The One To Watch

This 7-minute documentary takes us to the island of Tigtabon in the south
of the Philippines, where ways of life for the Sama Badjao indigenous
people are at severe risk from climate change. Watch
The Inside Story

20 year-old Pacific Climate Warrior Brianna Fruean, from Samoa, and 17
year-old UK school striker Anna Taylor talk about their journeys into the
climate movement and what inspires them. Read their conversation

That's it for now! I'll be back in two weeks with more.

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