#OccupyCop17: Climate Justice General Assembly

Governments of the world are, for the 17th time, assembling to discuss how we react on an international scale to a changing climate. During these last 16 years a sane response to an unsustainable global culture has not been found.

Inside their assembly and inside their declarations the needs of the 99% are not being heard. Private corporations are occupying our seats in the UN climate talks and governments corrupted by corporate influence are claiming to represent our needs.They are abusing and pillaging the consensus process, once put in place to ensure even the smallest and most vulnerable had a say.

We, as a planet, have been shown we can no longer rely on the same structures that have allowed for famines, floods, hurricanes and massacres to escalate relentlessly. There is a historic responsibility, and a global necessity for action.

Here in Durban, where Nelson Mandela cast his first vote and Gandhi held his first public meeting, we’re putting out an invitation to anyone who wishes to have their voice heard: to join a dialogue of how we must react to ensure the present culture of 1% of the worlds population does no injustice to the future of the 99%.

On Monday, November 28th at 11am, as representative from 192 nation-states begin their talks, we will also meet.

This a humble invitation for all, to come and engage in an open and peaceful General Assembly around the theme of climate justice.

In the spirit of general assembly’s from around the world we will talk, we will listen, we will learn, and we will respect each other through our process.

This is what democracy looks like.

It is time our voices were heard.

It’s time to #OccupyCop17

General Assembly

11am Monday 28th November

Speakers Corner

Walnut Rd/Bram Fischer Rd

Durban, South Africa


#occupycop17 is the recommended hashtag for OccupyCOP17 broadcasts. This will help us to aggregate content and facilitate quick reTweets.

Here are some pictures from #ows #occupytogether #occupyearth, inspiration for a real live revolution

‎”Ladies and gentlemen! You’ve read about it in the papers! Now witness, before your very eyes, that most rare and tragic of nature’s mistakes! I give you…
The Average Man.
Physically unremarkable, it instead possesses a deformed set of values. Notice the hideously bloated sense of humanity’s importance. Also note the club-footed social conscience and the withered optimism. It’s certainly not for the squeamish, is it? Most repulsive of all, are its frail and useless notions of order and sanity. And if too much weight is placed upon them… they snap.”

Joker, “Batman: The Killing Joke”


3 thoughts on “#occupycop17

  1. I cant believe you are palcing your patent abouve such a critical social issue. This movement is in no way trying to capitalise on your name or brand..my my my what a sauage

  2. this is the perfect thread to start these discussions. who #owns what. who #owns you. who #owns your government?
    whats ur #occupation?
    systems of control and repression have built us into a mental prison framework, and acting is the key to unlocking your Self.

    ‎”Give me a place to stand,” said Archimedes, “and I will move the world.”


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