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Tony Staunton is a member of the Marketing campaign towards Local weather Change steering group and one of many founding members of the Resist G7 coalition, initiated by grassroots activists in Cornwall and the South West. Right here he units out how local weather justice will not be on the desk on the G7 and the necessity to withstand.


The G7 is a gathering of the world’s strongest political leaders, scheduled for Eleventh-Thirteenth June 2021 within the UK. These leaders govern the richest nations on this planet in their very own pursuits, and the G7 exists to maintain it that manner.  


These authorities ministers will sit behind navy safety to satisfy at a luxurious lodge advanced in a single probably the most picturesque however poorest areas of Europe – Cornwall. Resetting the worldwide financial system after the Pandemic would be the key dialogue all through, with the Local weather Emergency centre-fold and used to dominate the media with messages of recent financial development via questionable “Inexperienced Applied sciences”, promoted by billionaire Invoice Gates and his ilk.


World capitalism – the neoliberal free-market domination of the transnational firms for agrochemicals, industrial agriculture, biofuels, along with the so-called Unfavorable Emissions Know-how (NET) of Carbon-Seize-and-Storage, mini-nuclear energy vegetation and carbon buying and selling – is the default setting.


The G7 wealthiest nations, hosted by UK Prime Minister Johnson, has invited India’s Prime Minister Modi, at the moment assaulting thousands and thousands of small farmers to implement company dominance of meals markets, and Australia’s Morrison, the coal and uranium fanatic.


The headlines from the G7 can be a prelude to what may be anticipated from the COP26 deliberations in November, as soon as once more led by the UK. 


The Marketing campaign towards Local weather Change is supporting the Resist G7 Coalition established quickly after the venue was introduced. Primarily based in Cornwall, England, the Coalition has issued the decision for motion in each group, city and metropolis with a day of motion for Local weather on Friday Eleventh June and a world manifestation of opposition to G7 neoliberalism on Saturday12th.


Native protests will happen in Cornwall, with convergence centres and counter-conferences in Penzance and Falmouth. The persevering with danger from COVID variants makes the lengthy journey to Cornwall by coach unsafe, and any bodily protests known as by the Coalition will search to make sure guarantee social distancing and private safety. 

The G7+ can not cross unchallenged. Our planet is on fireplace. Whereas world leaders dine in a restaurant the place the most costly wine prices £850 a bottle, the local weather and ecological disaster rages on. But these world leaders will not even point out local weather justice. International locations within the World South are already paying the best value within the local weather disaster regardless of being the least chargeable for inflicting it. And these nations, going through local weather devastation, will not even get a seat on the G7 desk.

The Resist G7 Coalition of grassroots teams is supported by a spread of established campaigns for direct motion to problem the political and financial established order. The Marketing campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Cease the Warfare Coalition nationally are main the decision for publicity of the warmongering nonetheless being waged between rival imperialisms represented on the G7 convention. 


We’re clear that barbarous ranges of world navy expenditure must be transformed into funding within the Simply Transition to fossil-free vitality manufacturing by 2030 and the discount to zero-carbon emissions quickly after that. Laying waste to thousands and thousands of lives and the surroundings, the present international heating emissions from the worldwide navy business dwarfs all others.


The Marketing campaign towards Local weather Change can be main the publicity of the inherent racism of present insurance policies in direction of the Local weather Emergency, and demanding World Justice. Prime Minister Morrison’s institutional racism towards refugees in Australia have change into a blueprint for Britain’s personal border controls towards inward migration by folks of color. The implications of Fortress UK, Fortress Europe and Fortress USA for the lots of of thousands and thousands of local weather refugees predicted within the subsequent 20 years are horrific and require instant problem from your entire Motion of Actions.


Presently the G7 is busy reaching out to very choose representatives of civic society within the UK and internationally to construct a Courtroom and a moat of tacit help for neoliberalism across the fortress of their Convention at Carbis Bay. The “G7 engagement teams” of enterprise, charities, NGO’s and commerce unions are invited to seek the advice of upon financial, environmental, well being, commerce and “labour” insurance policies, expertise, growth and international coverage points. Supporters of the neoliberal doctrine, the economics of consumerism and privatisation will flock to hitch, and we should counter their cheers and flag-waving.


In addition to welcoming G7 leaders to Cornwall in June, the UK will host plenty of conferences all year long between quite a lot of Authorities Ministers from the G7, each nearly and in several areas throughout the nations, “…guaranteeing many areas of the nation expertise the advantages of the UK’s G7 Presidency”.


The possible outcomes of the G7+ Convention are already enshrined within the quest for financial development and exploitation of world markets, uncooked supplies and atypical working folks. We should always be sure that no assembly or assertion from the G7 goes with out problem. The Coalition is looking for protest wherever the G7 emerges.


The Marketing campaign towards Local weather Change can be taking these arguments to the UK and worldwide commerce union motion and local weather actions within the coming weeks and months to construct as robust and highly effective a voice of publicity and opposition the G7 as attainable.


We suggest your organisation signs-up to the Resist G7 Coalition and takes motion wherever and nevertheless you’ll be able to in June. After which on, to COP26 in Glasgow in November!


You may obtain the RG7 Assertion of Intent and Code of Conduct here, together with a mannequin movement for organisations to debate and ratify, with a request for sponsorship and donations to assist fund lodging, publicity and convergence. Assist the RG7 social media name on Instagram, Twitter, Fb and TikTok. Or you’ll be able to e mail at ResistG7 [at] 


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