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Video blog: Global North South solidarity and the Cancun caravans

Last weekend I participated in climate justice conference in Montreal, you can read about the conference in my blog, Report-back from Cochabamba +1 Conference.

I joined a panel at the conference on Global North South solidarity and ecological debt.

I spoke to our experiences on the caravans for social and environmental justice in the lead up to the Cancun talks, as an example of global North South solidarity. I shared the story of Cerro San Pedro with the audience of around eighty people, speaking about the fight against a subsidiary of NewGold (headquartered in Vancouver)  over the water and destruction of a culturally and historically significant mountain for what community members described as an illegal mine. Both Brent and I blogged about our experiences on the caravan including in Cerro San Pedro, which you can find on our Cancun webpage (scroll down).

Video footage of my presentation is now available online here. You can also watch Maude’s presentation on climate justice one year after the historic Cochabamba conference.