By: Bosque Ananda (Esp.)
There is a growing citizens’ movement worldwide that is awakening us at the conviction that the changes have to be done by citizenship, pressuring authorities with our actions and proposals.
In Barcelona there was in December just before COP 21, a Climate March organized by Climate Justice Movement, where different platforms, entities, organizations and activists converged, all concerned about climate change as a result of our world’s over-exploitation. Associations and ONG’s denouncing geo-engineering, chemical and electromagnetic poisoning, fossil fuels and nuclear energy. On the other side a lot of new actions and projects are flourishing over green energy, animal rights, veganism and also the inspiring presence of the lama Wancheng, calling for a peaceful world without violence or occupation like Tibet.
Since November, some members set up an informative stand in the Plaza St Jaume, Barri Gotic, institutional heart of Barcelona. Daily has been reported critical information over the trade treaties TTIP, CETA, TISA and TTP, that are trying to be signed in secret, behind citizenship. Everyone should know that these treaties would directly affect all aspects of our life, work, food, health, justice, and would leave all the control in the hands of the capital and big corporations.
These marches, open stand tables or campings, all are spontaneous manifestations of a discontented citizensship over unethical companies and private banks, seeing that inefficiency and political corruption are taking the boat Mother Earth to drift.
We have shared common views and actions, ceremonies for peace and non-violence, lectures on the European Initiative for the Rights of Nature, espontaneous acts to stop the evictions, and also putting pressure on political parties to take a position against the treaties, something that most of them are not willing to do.
Despite the difficulty that we all perceive of changing things, we share the dream of improving our common home starting with ourselves, we need to become stronger and more collaborative, restoring hope for a world without violence and fraternal humanity.
BOSQUE ANANDA, 2016