Imorgon är det dags igen för en global klimatstrejk och Åbo är inget undantag. Demonstrationen uppmärksammar även Köp ingenting-dagen och Fur Free Friday som också går av stapeln imorgon. Det är samling kl.12:30 utanför domkyrkan och kl.13 marscherar demonstrationståget iväg. Marschen återvänder sedan till domkyrkotorget var program utlovas.
En närmare beskrivning av demonstration följer nedan på engelska (kopierat från evenemanget på Facebook). Som vanligt vill vi uppmana alla att delta och marschera för klimatet!
In September, we were 3000 people striking for Earth in Turku. At the same time Climate Strikes took place on 20 other cities and towns across Finland, and globally we were over 7,6 million people participating in Climate Strikes.
THIS WAS JUST THE BEGINNING.
As long as decision makers’ actions fail to match the seriousness of the crisis, as long as the ones benefiting from fossil fuels cling to their privilege, we will continue. Next Global CIlmate Strike is scheduled for Friday 29th November, and everyone is invited to join, adults as well as the youth, to act for Earth’s future!
On 29th Novemeber we will simultaneously observe Buy Nothing Day and Fur Free Friday. Turku Climate Strike on 29th November is also part of the global movement in solidarity with Rojava, Northern Syria, against Turkish invasion. People in Rojava have built an alternative social system leaning on women’s liberation, ecology and grassroots democracy, and by doing so shown the rest of the world that CHANGE IS POSSIBLE even in impossible conditions.
We gather in front of Turku Cathedral at 12:30, march in the city at 1 pm and return to the starting point for program 2-4 pm. March organizes in blocs:
– General Bloc
– Rojava Solidarity Bloc
– Animal Rights Bloc
– Peace Bloc
Together we demand that:
1. Finland will deliver on its promise to become the first fossil-free welfare state in the world.
2. Finland commits to updating it’s climate legislation so that all emission reductions and carbon sink goals are in line with limiting global warming to 1,5 degrees.
3. All direct and indirect fossil fuel subsidies will be terminated.
4. The transition to a fossil-free society will be realized fairly.
The world’s leading climate scientists have warned us that we have until 2030 to prevent temperature increases from exceeding 1.5°C. That’s a little over a decade – by environmental standards, the blink of an eye.
If this temperature rise reaches 2°C, the results will be catastrophic: mass extinction, famine, droughts, floods, wildfires, and the spread of infectious diseases, on an unprecedented global scale. The time to act is now, before it’s too late.
According to the CDP’s 2017 Carbon Majors Report, 71% of the world’s global industrial greenhouse gas emissions come from just 100 polluters. It is clear by now that the interests of big business do not drive the prosperity of the human race. As a society, we need to change course.
To this end, our protests, scheduled throughout 2019, will serve to raise awareness for a global general strike, continuing on 29th November.
Until the world’s governments and businesses are held accountable to the people, we are refusing to participate in the system that fills their pockets. There will be no banking, no offices full of employees, no schools full of children, until our demands are met.
12.30 Gathering at the Cathedral Square
12.40 Earth Strike Turku’s statement: Change is possible!
12.45 Opening speech: Jonas Biström, Changemaker Finland
12.50 We take marching order, Rhythms of Resistance set the pace
13.00 March begins!
13.45 Return to Cathedral Square, program begins.
Iina Löppönen, Extinction Rebellion Turku
Valtteri Moilanen, Fossil Free Turku
14.20 Open stage for those under 18: come and give your own speech on climate topics!
14.30 Performance group Ilmastokirkko leads a Climate credo together
14.35 Music: Vilhelmiina, Otso & musta perjantai
Sinur Hosseini, kurd activist
Olli Tammilehto, free researcher, writer, activist
Ville Vaurola, ecologist and environmental scientist, Turku 1,5 -group
15.10 Open stage for those under 18: come and give your own speech on climate topics!
15.20 Sing along: let’s sing together some uplifting song classics that suit the theme!
15.30 Jouni Teittinen, poet, winner of Helsingin Sanomat debutant price 2019 reads poems
15.40 Music: Toni Hautamäki
#artistsforfuturefinland shows a climate topic -related video on Turku City Theatre’s led Screen during the march. During the march we also hear bird’s song. Kirjakahvila serves hot beverages and Turku Without Nazis shares warm soup for free after the march at the Cathedral Square!