08 Jan '12, 5pm

COP17

COP17

Councilor Lucky Mdlalose's of KwaMashu's phone was ringing non-stop on Friday as activists from all over the world phoned in as part of a Global Day of Action to support a community from KwaMashu, South Africa that had been evicted because of the COP17 Climate Conference in November. This Global Action, with people calling in from the United States, India, Belgium, the UK and others, also included a protest in London at the South African Embassy. “I called because no one should have their home stolen from them, especially not by their own Government” reported Anna Collins of the UK. Activists from “Occupy COP17”, who came to Durban for the COP17 conference, had developed a close relationship with the community. “In our General Assembly, someone told us of how a community had been illegally evicted because of the COP17, so we called them.” said Kevin Buckland of 350.org , “...

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