As the world burns — and as kids sound the alarm — the original environmental scientist is worth revisiting.
The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes – and the planet – from destruction.
“But we are strong, we are resistant. And we are here in this… the 15th encampment, to show to the government, and to all society, that we are alive, that we are resisting to exist."
This further illustrates the cruel irony of “justice” under neoliberalism – the jailing of activists, journalists and progressive leaders, as the cover for an implementation of the policies of austerity, and a distraction for the corrupt personal dealings of the ruling political elite.
“We are witnessing an unprecedented upsurge of climate activism, with groups like Extinction Rebellion forcing the politicians in this building to listen."
"In many ways, women have been doing all this work – whether it's running their PTA, or organizing around reproductive healthcare – but we haven't been doing it together."
“We have gathered here today and in many other places in London and across the world... We have gathered today because we have chosen which path we want to take and now we are waiting for the others to follow our example.”
“It’s time to do what’s never been done before in the fight against climate change – a collective and coordinated international rebellion that will continue to escalate until our demands are met."
Historic lawsuit launched by the Waorani people of Ecuador to save their homes – and our planet – from destruction.