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Mobilisation

We are at an unprecedented time in world history – a time at which we must act urgently, with unity and clarity, to defend life and Mother Earth. 

 

We are part of an indivisible whole – Mother Earth

  • We are all part of an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny - Mother Earth.

  • Mother Earth is the source of life, nourishment and learning. It provides all we need to live well.

  • Human activities are disrupting Mother Earth, putting life as we know it today at risk through phenomena such as climate change and extinction of fellow species.

     

Climate change is a symptom of a wider cause

  • Climate change and extinction are at the core of a growing crisis. But the crisis is not merely about these things or the science surrounding them. 

  • They are part of a wider crisis – a food and energy crisis, a social and economic crisis, an ideological and political crisis, an ecological crisis.

  • These coupled crises are caused by a system based on competition and limitless growth – one that reduces everything into commodities: water, earth, the human genome, ancestral cultures, biodiversity, justice, ethics, the rights of peoples, and life itself.

  • One that seeks profit without limits, separating human beings from nature and imposing a logic of domination upon nature and people.

  • The crisis is symptomatic of system designed and dominated by wealthy elites, and opposed to the interest of people and the integrity of Mother Earth.

     

Seek more systemic solutions

  • In an interdependent living community it is not possible to recognize the rights of only human beings without causing an imbalance within Mother Earth.

  • It is necessary to recognize and defend the rights of Mother Earth, and take collective action to transform current systems and address the root causes of climate, extinction and other threats. 

  • It will require an effort to live simply and well, in a new system that restores harmony with nature and among human beings.

Mobilize everywhere to defend life and Mother Earth

  • Defending all life calls for an unprecedented mobilization of people – a movement of movements at the local, national and global levels. This effort can:

    • Be based on rigorous analysis of causes of the current situation

    • A more systematic mobilization of different parts of society

    • Development of clear platforms for mobilization, resistance and action

    • Clarity about who supports and opposes a movement 

    • Willingness to embrace a range of non-violent actions to counter root causes

    • More systematic engagement in each relevant forum – local, national and global

    • Mutual support among allies in key struggles

    • A clear agenda of just and positive solutions

  • Together we can shape an agenda and mobilization to stabilise the Earth's climate and secure a just and sustainable world. 

     

For more information see:
Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice, Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother EarthWorld People’s Conference on Climate Change
Need for a Major Mobilization to Defend Life and Mother Earth