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Activists evicted from closing plenary of Barcelona climate talks, amongst other strange goings on.

category international | environment | news report author Friday November 06, 2009 18:34author by Dunkauthor email fuspey at yahoo dot co dot ukauthor address Barcelona, el mundo Report this post to the editors

Todays action; banner drop - roaring delegates? - visiting aliens???

At about 5pm this evening as the closing plenary of what can only be seen as a very disapointing climate talks in Barcelona, 2 people got up with a banner and walked toward the front stage shouting "Markets are the problem, not the solution". The banner appears to have read "Obama is finishing what Bush started".

They were quickly jumped upon by security guards at the conference and wrestled to the ground. A third person stood up and came to their aid, it appears she was taken away from the plenary by the security guards.

All three were evicted from the conference, no arrests were made.
"Markets are the problem, not the solution" Activists evicted from closing plenary of Barcelona climate talks
"Markets are the problem, not the solution" Activists evicted from closing plenary of Barcelona climate talks

Earlier that morning at 9am a banner was hung from a crane in a building site adjoining the entrance to the conference, it also read "The market is the problem, not the solution". El clima no estą en venda! (The climate is not for sale) seems to be the loose group responsible for some the weeks bold direct actions.

Also today there was another creative stunt inside the conference; Aliens landed at Barcelona climate talks, looking for planet earth's climate leaders. Dressed in White overalls with Green skin and zogabongs aliens had speech bubble placards that read "Where are your climate leaders?" and "Are YOU a climate leader?". Their action happened outside what seems like the US delegate base and seems to be part of the TCKTCKTCK group.

Outside GREENPEACE people were giving out the days POSITIVE newspaper from Saturday December 19 2009... When (hopefully) the climate deal to save the planet is done.

For reports of previous actions from the week see:

- CLIMATE INDYMEDIA feature: Barcelona Climate Change Talks - Main entrance shut down by activists while Africa boyotts talks
http://www.climateimc.org/en/original-news/2009/11/04/b...while

- IMC-IE article: Africa abandons Barcelona's pre COP15 climate talks - Anger in the streets at rich nations inaction
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/94647

- Todays banner drop - (clima) Pengen pancarta en una grua contra el mercat d“emissions
http://barcelona.indymedia.org/newswire/display/385226/...x.php

- Take us to your climate leaders!
http://tcktcktck.org/stories/campaign-stories/show-me-y...eader
- Youtube video; We need climate leaders in Copenhagen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5rVaMhDR1U

- Greenpeace INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
http://iht.greenpeace.org/
- Youtube video; Reactions to International Herald Tribune headline of a climate saving deal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIpsDXIJkwA

For breaking news see: http://twitter.com/tcktcktck | http://twitter.com/guardianeco | http://elclimanoestaenvenda.wordpress.com/

To learn more about, support or take direct action yourself for a sustainable world see http://www.beyondtalk.net/

"Markets are the problem, not the solution" Banner drop at closing day of Barcelona climate talks
"Markets are the problem, not the solution" Banner drop at closing day of Barcelona climate talks

Aliens land at Barcelona climate talks, looking for planet earth's climate leaders.
Aliens land at Barcelona climate talks, looking for planet earth's climate leaders.

Caption: Aliens land at Barcelona climate talks, looking for planet earth's climate leaders.


Caption: Reactions to International Herald Tribune - Greenpeace spoof


 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Vid report - They were met with thunderous applause     Dunk    Fri Nov 06, 2009 18:51 
   correct vid link     dunk    Fri Nov 06, 2009 18:53 
   Christopher Columbus points a finger at the US for blocking climate deal (GREENPEACE final action)     dunk    Fri Nov 06, 2009 22:20 
   the column of Colon (columbus) in Barcelona doesn't point at the americas it points at the local WTC     hee hee    Fri Nov 06, 2009 23:50 
   Disapointing talks, great some actions happened, pity not a whole lot more fuss kicked up...     Dunk    Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:03 
   Get eco updates as they surface on TWITTER eco related channels     TWITTERer    Sun Nov 08, 2009 13:53 


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