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Warsaw - Day 1

Friday early morning. 01:26

Ferry from Dover to Calais - first leg of the journey
 
As can be expected everyone is quite tired, and most people are trying to catch some sleep on the floor or chairs of the passenger area of the boat.
 
There is excitement however, as most of us have never made a trip like this before - the prospect of meeting up with hundreds of other like-minded activists and traveling together across Europe sharing stories and ideas as we make our way to the most important negotiations on Earth, the U.N. Climate talks.
 
For those of us who have made a similar trip before, to Copenhagen for example, there isn't any less excitement; instead it manifests in a buzzing, sharing tales of the previous adventure. Tussling with Police, making new friends and allies, the feeling of unity that comes from being part of a transnational crowd who all want the same thing - bearing witness to a world event.
 
Tomorrow we will meet with 600 other activists and pour onto the train in Brussels, creating an alternative forum to that of the COP19. Where we, the real stakeholders in the decisions about the planet and our future, will discuss what we know are the real alternatives and how we collectively think the future should look like.
 
It is incredibly empowering to know that your voice and thoughts matter; without spaces being created by activists and campaigners only the voices of those detached from the reality of our situation would be heard.
 
We must continue to create these spaces, wherever the "decision making" about our climate is happening - whether it be 'fracking' or austerity measures - not only bearing witness but strengthening our voices and ideas, not letting others make bad decisions for us and without our consent.
 

Come with us to Warsaw for COP19


For this year's COP, we're joining forces with Climate and Social Justice of Belgium to mobilize as many activists as possible to march on the streets of Warsaw. We do this in the promise that:

- We will not turn away from the climate negotiations!

- We will not forget to act and put pressure on global processes!

- We will mobilize again against imposed false solutions!

- We will fight together for climate and social justice!

 

We are grateful for anybody who can spare four days in November to join us in our fight: first, on the of evening Thursday 14th November, we will take the coach from London to Brussels.

On the Friday, we will meet with fellow activists mobilized by Climate and Social Justice in order to take the train to Warsaw.

On Saturday, we will march in the streets of Warsaw alongside fellow activists from around the world, followed by a joint meeting with experienced activists taking to the mic.

The return journey will begin in Warsaw on the Sunday and end in London on the Monday morning  -

It will cost £175 per person and you have the option to pay in two installments; not bad for a trip to Eastern Europe!

(and there's no need to worry about sleeping arrangements, we have that covered, but you will have to buy your own food)

 

Click here to register

Or for any questions please contact warsaw@campaigncc.org

We will fight, the world will win!

 

International Coordinator for the Campaign against Climate Change

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