Exciting stuff is happening parallel to the United Nations Climate Talks taking place in Durban, ordinary people are coming together to call for action on climate change and a system of earth justice. In solidarity with the other Occupy Movements across the world, OccupyCOP17.
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Occupy Wall Street has some of its roots in the march against the Seattle global economic summits in 1999. Back then we were in an economic boom and “the main stream media was drunk on dot-com money, stock options” says Klein making it was hard to talk about the problems with capitalism. Today is different. “The facts of the situation are not in dispute. Everybody understands that we are facing a mass economic crisis and also an ecological crisis and they are the same crisis. Their roots are in unfettered greed.” But the stakes today are higher says Klein. “We feel the clock ticking and we need to win this time.