The climate conference has been a platform for many different groups attempting to rally suppot for specific campaigns or initiatives. Last year the UK Camp for Climate Action decided to work within the Climate Justice Action network to mobilise for COP15. At a meeting of the CJA in Amsterdam earlier in the year, it was agreed the network would support a callout for a global day of action in October and mobilise in Europe for the date. Although climate camp has yet to discuss the callout, those of us from the camp have been working with the CJA in Cochabamba to promote support for the day of action which came from a callout from a Latin American network called ´Global Minga´. While making connections here in Bolivia we´ve made sure to mention the callout in the meetings we´ve been invited to and it´s been greeted with much interest. 
 
CJA callout text…
 
On October 12, 2010: change the system, not the climate! Call for a global day of direct action for climate justice
 
The disaster that was the climate summit in Copenhagen highlighted one thing above all: that we cannot expect UN-negotiations to solve the climate crisis for us. Governments and corporations are unable (even if they were willing) to deliver real climate justice. Only powerful, global climate justice movements can achieve the structural changes that are necessary, whether it is ending our addiction to fossil fuels, replacing industrial agriculture with local systems of food sovereignty, halting systems based on endless growth and consumption, or addressing the historical responsibility of the global elites’ massive ecological debt to the global exploited.
 
In 2008, the Latin American network ‘Global Minga’ called for an annual day of action in defence of mother earth on October 12, reclaiming the day that used to be imposed as ‘Columbus Day’. Responding to this call, and the demand for a day of action for ‘system change, not climate change’ made in Copenhagen by global movements, Climate Justice Action is proposing a day of direct action for climate justice on October 12, 2010.
 
We invite all those who fight for social and ecological justice to organise direct actions targeting climate criminals and false solutions, or creating real alternatives. This is an open callout, we are not picking targets. But it is not a day for marches or petitions: it is time for us to reclaim our power, and take control of our lives and futures.
 
An open international meeting to begin to organise and coordinate this day of action will be held in Bonn on 28-29th May 2010.
 

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