Thursday, 18 February 2010

AN INVITATION: FROM COPENHAGEN TO TORONTO

A recent email callout from the G8/G20 Toronto Community Mobilization Network:


The Group of 8 Leaders and the Group of 20 Leaders are meeting in
Ontario, from the 25th to the 27th of June, 2010.

Following the collapse of the Copenhagen Climate Summit, they will be
discussing the global economy, development and climate change.
These gatherings are about trying to fix capitalism, a system that
cannot be fixed; about creating unsustainable trading solutions to
ecological catastrophe; about ensuring the continued exploitation of
people of colour and the South and about celebrating war as a means to
create puppet allies and maintain imperialist power. The so-called
leaders at these gatherings do not represent us.

In opposition and with a will to transform, people across Turtle
Island are organizing community-based days of action in Toronto,
Canada. The days of action will be led by Toronto-based organizations
of people of colour, indigenous peoples, women, the poor, the working
class, queer and trans people and disabled people.

We will organize for these days of action by deepening our roots. With
sisters, brothers, friends and allies, we will shut down the places,
the systems and the ideas that exploit and exclude us.

In their place, we will creatively build the world we wish to live in.
A world with self-determination for indigenous peoples; climate
justice; income equity and community control over resources; migrant
justice and an end to war and occupation.

Change does not come from markets or from so-called negotiations.
Change comes from people making decisions for themselves. We call upon
communities of resistance everywhere to continue to build their local
struggles.

Join us in Toronto in June 2010 to share your ideas and strategies!
On these days, we call for Days of Action across the world that
showcase solutions from the ground up.

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