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8 January 2018

Start 2019 with climate action! Events in the next few days

This first update of 2019 is a packed one. There are several events coming up in the next few days. And if you can't make it scroll down for more campaign news and actions to take.

Tomorrow! Join us at the Canadian High Commission Wednesday lunchtime for a peaceful protest from 12.30pm to show solidarity with the Wet'su'weten people of Canada.

What's happening? Justin Trudeau claims to want reconciliation with First Nations for past wrongs, yet he and the government of British Columbia are violating indigenous land rights, sending armed police to evict peaceful land and water defenders, in order for TransCanada to build a fracked gas pipeline. Join us to tell them the world is watching - please share this emergency solidarity protest 

This Saturday: Protest at the Brazilian Embassy against Bolsonaro, 12-4pm. This is organised by Brazilians in London in solidarity with the anti-fascist resistance. Climate activists are invited to join and show support. Bolsonaro has lost no time in stripping protections from the Amazon and endangering our climate. 

Tuesday 15th: Pre-trial hearing for the legal challenges to Heathrow expansion. Supporters can join outside the court from 9am, and (space allowing) attend the proceedings inside from 10am. 

Quick ways to support these campaigns:

Email the authorities in British Columbia

Request that the main hearings on Heathrow expansion in March are live streamed, recognising the clear public interest in a case which demonstrates that our government does not respect the Paris climate agreement.

Sign this Brazilian petition to preserve FUNAI, the only government institution dedicated to indigenous interests & territory. 

More news

When there is so much alarming news it's important to recognise successes. Scarborough Borough Council has just joined other local authorities declaring a climate emergency, passing a motion to pursue carbon neutrality by 2030. To quote campaigner Steph Pride, "We were told there was no way Tory-dominated Scarborough Council would declare a climate emergency. But if we can force them to accept a Green party motion committing the council to action then anybody can do it." 

One of the most inspiring events last year was the massive Australian school strike. For any young people who would like to be involved in planning the UK school strike on 15 February, contact ukstudentsclimatenetwork@gmail.com

Best wishes and thanks for your support as ever

Claire