Global Justice Ecology Project staged an occupation of the Moon Palace today in protest of the unjust UN climate negotiations going on there. We protested the UN’s crushing of dissent and the marginalization of the voices of women, Indigenous Peoples, developing countries, small island nations, small farmers and environmental groups inside its fenced off grounds. A GJEP statement about the protest will follow.
All photos by Orin Langelle/ Global Justice Ecology Project-Global Forest Coalition
The day began with Diana Pei Wu, a member of the GJEP delegation, being ejected from the climate negotiations for filming a youth protest earlier in the week. Democracy Now! filmed the incident.
At the occupation, GJEP Executive Director denounces the exclusion of indigenous peoples’ voices at the UN Climate talks
GJEP Board member Hiroshi Kanno is manhandled by security during the occupation as part of the effort to make the protesters move
Youth took part in the occupation to protest the exclusion of youth voices in decisions about their future
Protesters held strong in the face of UN security intimidation
Deepak Rughani, of BiofuelWatch speaks out against false solutions to climate change