This September the fossil fuel industry and their political supporters are descending on Pittsburgh to put a green face on global capitalism. These meetings amongst the world superpowers whose failed policies are responsible for the global economic, environmental and human rights crises, will be met by global citizens who know we need to do things differently. We’ll stick our necks out to demand real, localized and community-based solutions that come from the 6 billion people of the earth, not 20 heads of state.
The Three Rivers Climate Convergence will be held September 20-25th in Schenley Park, located in the heart of Oakland, Pittsburgh’s student neighborhood. The convergence will gather together people united for environmental justice to share knowledge, attend workshops, plan actions and demonstrations in response to the International Coal Conference and G20 Summit and live sustainably in the shadows of a 21st century city. At this time, the encampment is not permitted by the city.
During the week of the International Coal Conference and G20 Summit, groups representing countless issues will arrive in Pittsburgh with their own definitions of resistance.The Pittsburgh Principles urge every movement present at this mobilization to respect the space and tactics of other groups. www.resistg20.org/principles.
Check out our website @ www.3riversconvergence.org.