Note: Global Justice Ecology Project’s Climate Connections blog carries hard-to-find news from around the world on the impacts of, and peoples’ resistance to social and ecological injustice.
We will be blogging daily from the UN Climate Conference and alternative movement activities in Durban, South Africa from 28 November through 10 December 2011. For the latest from the inside negotiations and the outside 99% opposition to the commodification of life, please stay tuned to climate-connections.org.
Additionally for the third year, we are partnering with Margaret Prescod’s “The Sojourner Truth” show on KPFK’s Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles, CA with a fifteen minute update (approximate) with people in Durban, Monday through Friday (28 Nov – 10 December). Live at 7 am Pacific (-8 GMT) or listen to the archives. From the halls of injustice to dissent in the streets.
-The GJEP Team
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Earth Minute: World Food Day and the Link Between the Food Crisis, Financial Crisis and Climate Crisis
Global Justice Ecology Project partners with Margaret Prescod’s Sojourner Truth show on KPFK–Pacifica Los Angeles radio show for a weekly Earth Minute on Tuesdays and a weekly 12 minute Environment Segment every Thursday.
This week’s Earth Minute discusses World Food Day and the Link Between the Food Crisis, Financial Crisis and Climate Crisis. To Listen to the Earth Minute click on: earth-minute-10_18_11 World Food Day
(Note: Due to KPFK’s regularly scheduled Fund Drive, this week’s Earth Minute will not be aired on the radio, but will be added to the Sojourner Truth facebook page and other social media).
Text from this week’s Earth Minute:
Sunday, October 16th was World Food Day. The injustices being protested on Wall Street and globally are exemplified by the food crisis, which demonstrates the dire results of the disparities between rich and poor.
It is estimated that a billion people worldwide suffer from hunger and malnutrition– a dramatic rise since food prices began to skyrocket over the last three years.
The hunger crisis will only deepen as extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods increase due to climate change.
To stop hunger, people must regain their rights to govern and steward the lands and resources they need. We must reject the notion that land is a tradable commodity and stop the financially powerful from monopolizing land, water and other resources.
The food crisis is deeply linked to the financial crisis and the climate crisis by the inequities built into dominant economic system, and provide a powerful argument for why this system must go.
For the Earth Minute and the Sojourner Truth show, this is Anne Petermann, from Global Justice Ecology Project.
Margaret Prescod talks with Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan, the Strategy and Initiatives Director at Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project about the UC Berkeley teach-in concerning what environmentalist could and should be doing to address the BP oil spill. (This interview is first in the segment after the opening headlines.)