Greens really are commies: 130 UN-backed green groups call for end of capitalism

Our suspicions are confirmed.
The green movement really is just the newest version of Marxist communism disguised as a concern for the environment.
At the end of a 4-day United Nations-backed conference, called the Social Pre-COP Preparatory Meeting, of 130 green activist groups in Venezuela, the groups issued a declaration that global warming climate change can only be “combated” by ending capitalism altogether.

Green commies celebrating Margarita DeclarationGreen commies celebrating the Margarita Declaration, July 18, 2014, Venezula.

The Margarita Declaration said: “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system. To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system.”
That capitalism is the cause of “climate change” is also a position of the socialist Venezuelan government, the host of the meeting.
The declaration will be handed to environment government ministers when they meet ahead of the UN’s main round of climate talks in Lima this year.
The Social pre-COP meeting was the first time that NGOs (non-governmental organizations) were invited to participate with the UN at this scale at international climate talks. The government of Venezuela said the purpose of the meeting is to “set the basis of an alliance between peoples and governments”.
Ironically, although the Social pre-COP meeting was backed by the UN, the meeting’s end product of the Margarita Declaration opposes the views of the UN and many national governments on “combating” “climate change” via a capitalist “green economy” by encouraging green growth through carbon markets and clean energy investments.
Instead, the Margarita Declaration calls:

  • carbon markets a “false solution” to the problem of climate change. The UN has set up its own carbon market, called the Clean Development Mechanism, which allows developed countries to pay for projects that will reduce the carbon footprint of poor countries.
  • a UN-backed forest conservation scheme, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Land Degradation (REDD), “dangerous and unethical”. Under REDD, rich countries pay developing nations to preserve their forests, removing some of the financial incentive to chop them down. Deforestation is a significant contributor to climate change as it releases the carbon that is stored in trees.

Objections to the “green economy” prompted a walkout at the Rio+20 summit in 2012 because some developing countries wanted rich countries to simply hand over cash and “sustainable” technologies to poorer nations. Venezuela, a staunchly socialist government, has long opposed the “green economy” concept, alongside other Latin American countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.
Sophie Yeo of rtcc.org reports that a participant at the July 15-18 Social pre-COP meeting who insisted on his anonymity said that while most of the Venezuelan groups present at the meeting were supportive of the Venezulan government’s position, there were 34 Venezuelan NGOs who rejected their invitation to the gathering, due to concerns that it would provide an opportunity for the government to push their socialist agenda.

Here are some choice quotes from Margarita Declaration on Climate Change, Social PreCOP Preparatory Meeting, July 15-18, 2014, Margarita Island, Venezuela:

Pg. 2: “Men and women have become consumerist monsters that consume all the resources given by the Earth”. Génesis Carmona, aged 11, elected representative of the Venezuelan Children Environment Movements.
Pg. 3: The world needs corrective actions before damages become irreversible. We denounce the lack of political will of the wealthiest countries.
Pg. 3: Colonialism continues to operate. Climate change occurs within a historic context where a group of countries based their development on practices generating the current environmental crisis, including Climate Change, while others suffer the worst consequences. The developed countries causing the Climate Change intend to side-track the discussion towards technological or market solutions, thus eluding their historic responsibilities.
P. 3: The struggles of the South must be supported in the countries of the North. The wealthiest countries must commit themselves to finding a solution to the Climate Change. Youth in the North must exert pressure on their governments in that sense. There is not much time left, the global North must take on its historic responsibility and youth must exert pressure for this to happen.
Pg. 4: The main sources for climate crisis are the political and economic systems commercializing and reifying nature and life, thus impoverishing spirituality and imposing consumerism and developmentalism that generate unequal regimes and exploitation of resources. This global crisis is exacerbated by unsustainable practices of exploitation and consumption by the developed countries and the elites of the developing countries…. For such purposes, it is required that the developed countries meet their moral and legal obligations, especially vis-à-vis vulnerable and marginalized countries and communities by lifting barriers such as intellectual property rights which prevent the attainment of the preservation of life over the planet and the salvation of human species. We likewise urge them to comply with the financial contribution and the transfer of safe and locally suitable technologies free from barriers such as intellectual property rights….
pg. 5: According to scientific evidence, in order not to exceed 1.5 degrees increase of temperature, it becomes necessary not to produce 80% of the fossil fuel reserves known. For this purpose, the developed countries require to immediately reduce consumption and production of fossil fuels….
Pg. 6: We reject any attempt to implement or promote dangerous and unethical solutions or responses to Climate Change, solutions whereby wealthy industrialized countries and corporations ultimately seek to use climate change as a means for profit. Some of such false responses, such as carbon production and markets have caused damages in our forests and soils, whereas the implementation of the “United Nations Program on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD)” and the production of agrofuels, have already caused seizure and fragmentation of lands.
Pg. 7: We demand the repair of historic debts, and reject the financing proposals which do not bring about effective transformations for a sustainable solution.
Pg. 9: It is necessary that the ancestral knowledge of the Peoples be deemed as equally important and valuable as scientific knowledge for decision-making and for actions against climate change by the UN and by the governments.
Pg. 10: The structural causes for climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system. Fighting the climate change involves changing the system.
Pg. 10: The change of the system must provide for a transformation of the economic, political, social and cultural systems at local, national, regional and global levels.
Pg. 11: We reject the implementation of false solutions to climate change, such as: carbon markets and other forms of privatization and commodification of life; geo-engineering, agrofuels productions, and measures favoring agribusiness and harming the production of food in an agro ecological manner, such as the use of transgenic seeds and agrotoxics, synthetic fertilizers and any other measure lessening the priority of the right to Good Living, health and the eradication of poverty enshrined in the Convention. We likewise reject the green economy, the intellectual property rights; the mega water dam projects, monocultures and nuclear energy.
Pg. 12: Ensure the financing by the developed countries to developing countries for such transformations, and for compensation and rehabilitation of the impacts of Climate Change. Financing must not be conditioned, and the management of the funds supplied shall be in the hands of the Peoples. The financing of mitigation and adaptation actions by the developed countries in the developing countries is a moral and legal obligation under the Convention by virtue of the historic responsibilities of the former. Funding must be reliable, predictable, sufficient and adequate. All obligations of the countries in the North in relation to finance, technology transfer and support for the compensation of losses and damages should be legally binding under the Climate Change Convention.

Click here to read the English version of the 13-page Margarita Declaration.

Among the 130 green activist groups that participated in the Social Pre-COP meeting are such well-known groups as:

  • Christian Aid
  • Climate Action Network
  • East Michigan Environmental Action Council (Grassroots Global Justice Alliance)
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Third World Network
  • World Wide Fund for Nature WWF International
  • Young Friends of the Earth

For the full list of groups, click here.
~Eowyn

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0 responses to “Greens really are commies: 130 UN-backed green groups call for end of capitalism

  1. Major Agenda 21 co-conspirators. No doubt pagans too for the most part.

     
  2. traildustfotm

    Great post, Dr. Eowyn. I just heard from a Venezuelan that the cost of flying to the country has gone through the roof. She said you can fly to Colombia for about $600, but would have to pay $2400 to fly to Venezuela, with most of the excess going to the government. Venezuela is the country that ran out of toilet paper. Many Venezuelans are fleeing the country, and moving to business-friendly Colombia.

     
  3. No surprise to those of us who’ve been watching.
    From March of 2007; Czech President Vaclav Klaus is warning congressmen that environmental extremism is the modern equivalent of http://www.wnd.com/2007/03/40698/#t2OfMcqWfB38OULU.99

     
  4. IMO, this event and these people are so terminally stupid we need to get out of their way as they plummet through reality to their early deaths.
    Blaming ‘capitalism’ for ‘climate change’ is beyond stupid: it’s 200% counterproductive to understanding the greater context that all their concerns are grounded in, but they cannot grasp that basic concept. To do so, they need to read Dr Weaver’s “Ideas Have Consequences”, one of which gem-like sentences is that “Appearances do not exhaust reality.” Unfortunately, appearances are easily manipulated for the masses….
    Instead of posting a Margarita Declaration they should drink a few instead and shut up; it would have been better for them and our planet.

     
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  6. I already knew all of this,I listen to Rush.

     
    • That’s great. But Bob, just what is your point? I am certain that Rush did not go into the exhaustive and well-researched facts that have been set forth by Dr. Eowyn, so that we may become educated regarding this matter.

       
      • Listen to Rush and become educated.

         
        • Bob McElhaney,
          Now you have redoubled your original insult with your insulting and contemptuous reply to joandarc. While Rush Limbaugh makes millions from his talk show, joandarc and all the writers of FOTM do this for $0 as a labor of love and service to God and country. For this, while we don’t expect plaudits, we most certainly do not deserve insult and abuse that you have heaped on me and joandarc — for no reason or purpose other than your being nasty.
          You are no longer welcome on FOTM.

           
  7. Stupid tree huggers. Liberalism is a rampant disease that turns self thinking young people into policy mules, toting all the latest BS for the elites.

     
  8. Sustainability is left/libtards new bludgeon for getting their way on anything…

     
  9. Can we just clarify that the outcome declaration was effectively a summary of the discussions held and diverse opinions voiced. Neither Christian Aid nor any of the other civil society organisations taking part were ‘signatories’. While sharing some of the concerns raised over ineffective carbon markets and green growth, Christian Aid certainly did not endorse the views of some delegates that the answer lay with the demise of capitalism.
    Andrew Hogg
    Head of Media
    Christian Aid
    London

     
    • Mr. Hogg,
      I read the entire 13-page Margarita Declaration. No where does it portray the Social Pre-COP meeting as having a range of diverse opinions, beliefs, and proposals. No where does it say there are dissenting opinions. Where is the list of signatories to the Declaration? If Christian Aid and other groups dissent from the Margarita Declaration, I suggest you state it loud and clear to the world media. A press conference by the dissenters would be helpful.

       
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  11. Hey!! You got quoted by “Western Journalism” (which I followed from a link on Facebook) http://www.westernjournalism.com/need-proof-communists-behind-global-warming-hype/#as3DqMUwXabl6HGs.01 “Need Proof Communists Are Behind Global Warming Hype?”
    You’re growing more and more important to the blogging/journalism world – way to go, Dr E!! Now I need to READ both y’all’s articles. Golly, I am SO proud for you! 😀 Just to find your blog out there w/o even knowing you were quoted or linked. smh Awesome.
    Read yours, and the quote from Page 4, even after reading it twice over, *barely* made sense! Has anyone EVER considered all the ice ages AND the warming afterwards – i.e. “global warming”, how else do you melt ice? – LOOOOOOONG before there were humans EVER present on this earth, much less technology-able to affect the climate one nanometer? Do ANY of them think? (Rationally that is, not in their communistic dogmas, which once learned, require nothing past that point. Pffft!)
    On to the article that quoted you! Ah, definitely worth the read, it’s right up the alley of most people here, IOW, the author (and commentators explicitly) are saying, this document/coming meeting is just a crock. Not in so many words, but it backs sensible people’s view on things.
    Congrats on your wide readership! You rock, Dr Eowyn!

     

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