Vancouver event: ‘Change the system, Not the climate!’

Bolivia and Venezuela’s message:

‘Change the system, Not the climate!’

Sunday, March 7, 2pm
at The Unitarian Church of Canada
(949 West 49th Ave, at Oak St., near 49th Ave Station on Canada Line)

Suggested donation: $5-10 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Featuring two speakers on the fight for climate justice after Copenhagen:

Pablo Solon, Bolivia’s representative at the United Nations, lead spokesperson on climate change at the Copenhagen Summit

Federico Fuentes, a participant in the revolutionary process in Venezuela and writer for, Green Left Weekly and

The recent international summit on climate change hosted by the United Nations on Copenhagen ended in disappointment and recrimination. Greenpeace called it a “crime scene, with the guilty parties fleeing to the airport.” While Obama, Harper and other leaders of the rich countries stood accused, two heads of state in particular made connections with the tens of thousands of climate justice activists in the streets. Evo Morales of Bolivia, and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, spoke for the world’s majority when they condemned global inequality and capitalism as the root causes of the climate crisis.

We invite you to hear two voices from Latin America, who will put the discussion of climate change in the context of the regional movement for self-determination, economic integration, indigenous rights and ‘socialism for the 21st century’ — a movement that has given birth to ALBA, the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas.

Recent article by Pablo Solon: We Must Support a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

For more information:

Sponsored by: Canada-Bolivia Solidarity Committee, Vancouver Socialist Forum, Hands Off Venezuela (Western Canada Chapter), The Unitarian Church of Vancouver Social Justice Committee.

One Response to "Vancouver event: ‘Change the system, Not the climate!’"

  • yeahh!! gracias Ev por promover el evento.
    Eres una amiga y compa increible!


    1 adriana said this (February 2, 2010 at 12:00 am)

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