This session is a chance to hear, and discuss with, activists and leaders on the front lines of some of the biggest struggles the global South has seen for years,
This session is a chance to hear, and discuss with, activists and leaders on the front lines of some of the biggest struggles the global South has seen for years, from the Indigenous-led uprising in Ecuador last year, through the explosion of protests and people’s power that took over the streets of Chile in the months that followed, to the continuing community struggles in South Africa. This new wave of struggles against neoliberal capitalism, for social and environmental justice, brings new lessons and strengthens the arguments for an Ecosocialist perspective on the eco-crisis:
1. The main driver of ecological destruction and climate change is production for profit and capitalism’s commitment to relentless growth and accumulation and, therefore, the ecological movement needs to be anti-capitalist.
2. A just transition to a carbon neutral future must be a transition to an ecosocialist society based on production for human need not profit. Capitalism cannot provide social justice.
3. A break with capitalism and transition to Ecosocialism requires a mass mobilisation of people power.
This meeting will explore these themes as part of a wide discussion on how to build global solidarity in the run up to COP 26.
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Leonidas Iza (President of the Indigenous and Campesino Movement of Cotopaxi, Ecuador), Nelly Cubillos (Territorial Assembly of Valparaiso, Chile, and Network of Feminist Economics of Abya Yala), John Molyneux (Global Ecosocialist Network), Mercia Andrews, (Director of Trust for Community Outreach and Education, Cape Town, South Africa)
Organised in collaboration with:
Global Ecosocialist Network, Glasgow COP Ecosocialist Network
Part of From the Ground Up: Global Gathering for Climate Justice – a space for our movements to come together, strategise, and build power for systemic change.
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm