Our response is to fight for the right of all people to live decent lives in their communities, against false solutions to crises, against militarization as a solution, and against the actions of transnational corporations. These transnationals, with the support of governments or multilateral institutions like the World Bank, undermine national borders for the production of monocultures and for the privatization of air and the creation of speculative markets called “carbon credits.”
It is in this context that we present to the People’s World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. In Cochabamba we have organized an Assembly of Social Movements, a continuation of our efforts and articulations in the fight, with two goals:
To discuss and organize our support of the proposals and initiatives of governments committed to the rights of people and the environment; To discuss and organize our agenda as social movements to promote our alternatives and our resistence to the marketization of the relationship between people and between people and their environment—the offense of transnationals and militarization.
Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 19, 2010, 10 am
Alianza Social Continental, ATALC (Amigos de la Tierra América Latina), Cebrapaz, Central Sindical de las Américas, Climate Justice Now!, CLOC, COMPA, Fdim, Marcha Mundial das Mulheres, Oclae, Red CADTM AYNA, Via Campesina
(source: http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=887 :invitation-to-the-assembly-of-social-movements&catid=48:-climate-change-and-agrofuels&Itemid=75)