Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Reclaim Power and Defend Life: A Tour

On the 9th and 10th of October, grassroots movements across the world will join together as part of #ReclaimPower, two days of international action to transform our energy and economic systems and stop climate change. They will be demanding an end to dirty energy and extraction, and a rapid shift to people-controlled renewables. 

Over the same dates, Peru will be hosting the annual gathering of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Local movements will be assembling to oppose the unaccountable powers and destructive impacts of these institutions. 

London is one of the centres of the global financial system, and a major hub of dirty energy industries around the world. 

To #ReclaimPower here in the UK, and show our solidarity with those in Lima, various London-based groups will be leading an action tour in Central London on the 9th of October. The tour will stop at various companies and government agencies that are enabling and financing dirty energy projects around the world, and delaying the swift and just energy transformation we so desperately need. The list of stops will include Vedanta, Glencore, BP, Anglo American, Rio Tinto, the UK Export Credit Agency, and the offices of the World Bank.

During the course of the tour, we will be hearing from affected communities and experts about the impacts of company projects, and will be coming together to say:
- No to dirty energy and yes to people-controlled renewables! 
- End the financing of planetary destruction! 
- Respect Indigenous Land Rights!
- Protect people’s rights to food, water, and justice!  
- Protect people's rights to say no to dirty energy and extractive projects! 
- No to the criminalization of protest and dissent! 

Join us on the 9th! 

The tour will start at 3pm on the 9th of October just outside Green Park Underground station, and will finish at 5:15, with a rally outside the offices of the World Bank. If you cannot make the beginning the tour, please feel free to join us along the way or for the closing rally at Millbank Tower, SW1P 4QP.

More details about the tour and the route will be released soon.

Supporting Organisations:
Movimiento Jaguar Despierto
Oil Vay: Jewish Climate Action UK
This Changes Everything UK
War on Want

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