COP25

14.12.2019

Climate Youth Declare: “We Are Unstoppable! Another World Is Possible!”

Climate Youth Declare: “We Are Unstoppable! Another World Is Possible!”

This year’s United Nations climate summit, dubbed “COP 25” for the 25th annual “conference of the parties” to the climate negotiations, heated up Wednesday as grassroots activists, youth and indigenous leaders protested en masse outside the main plenary hall. As the “Democracy Now!” news hour broadcast live from the convention… »

14.12.2019

Greta Thunberg Slams COP25, Says Response to Climate Crisis Is “Clever Accounting and Creative PR”

Greta Thunberg Slams COP25, Says Response to Climate Crisis Is “Clever Accounting and Creative PR”

At the U.N. climate summit in Madrid, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed world leaders Wednesday, hours after she was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Thunberg came to the talks after a trip to meet with climate leaders across North America in anticipation of the scheduled climate… »

11.12.2019

The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still “Obstructing Any Progress”

The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still “Obstructing Any Progress”

This week, Democracy Now! is broadcasting from inside the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain, where representatives from almost 200 countries have gathered to negotiate solutions to the climate crisis. Known as COP25 for “conference of parties,” the summit offers a rare opportunity for all countries, especially those… »

10.12.2019

BREAKING COP25 – Extinction Rebellion and Minga act for Amazonia: Let’s disrupt the Destruction

BREAKING COP25 – Extinction Rebellion and Minga act for Amazonia: Let’s disrupt the Destruction

It is time to #ProtectTheAmazon. On 9th December, Minga, the indigenous peoples’ alternative to COP25, and Extinction Rebellion’s Rebels Beyond Borders have blocked the road leading to the entrance to COP25. They have also installed a yellow boat, with people locked on to it, in an act of solidarity to demand climate justice now for the… »

10.12.2019

Greta Thunberg at Madrid March: Hope in the Streets, Not the U.N. Climate Summit

Greta Thunberg at Madrid March: Hope in the Streets, Not the U.N. Climate Summit

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg also addressed Friday’s climate march in Madrid. “The hope is not within the walls of COP25; the hope is out here with you,” said Thunberg, who inspired the global youth strike movement. AMY GOODMAN: Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg then took the mic. GRETA … »

08.12.2019

The March for Climate in Madrid

The March for Climate in Madrid

Greta Thunberg was “the guest star” with all the media potential that follows. But the most striking event was the extraordinary mobilization in the streets of Madrid. The massive Climate March on Friday, December 6, brought together some 500,000 people.  The participants came from different latitudes, at the foot of… »

08.12.2019

An appeal to parents of the Climate Summit

An appeal to parents of the Climate Summit

Our Kids’ Climate and Parents For Future coordinated 222 climate parent groups in 27 countries and together signed a passionate appeal for delegates to the COP25 conference in Madrid to reflect on love for their own children and act to protect their health and future in the world. “Our sons… »

07.12.2019

COP25: Alternative Climate Summit Honors Those “Suffering the Crimes of Transnational Corporations”

COP25: Alternative Climate Summit Honors Those “Suffering the Crimes of Transnational Corporations”

We broadcast from Madrid, Spain, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP25, began Monday and will continue through next week, as environmental leaders from around the world gather to negotiate global solutions to the climate crisis. Activists have converged on Madrid for the conference and are hosting… »

05.11.2019

COP 25, “Calidad humana” and the Sixth Mass Extinction

COP 25, “Calidad humana” and the Sixth Mass Extinction

By Prof. Dr. Roberto L. Mayorga* This article was published in Spanish some days before a surprising and massive social unrest burst throughout Chile during the last week of October, preventing COP25 (International Conference of the Parties for the Environment) from taking place in this country. As in Paris or… »

02.11.2019

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces unleashed to suppress them. Many of these mass movements share a fierce critique of capitalism. In Santiago, Chile, more than 1 million people flooded the… »

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