"Radical, inspiring, uncompromising: exactly what was needed"
"The call from Cochabamba is unmistakable. Global warming is not just an 'environmental' concern. To save the planet from dangerous climate change the climate movement must also stand for radical social change and grassroots democracy." Editorial in Green Left Weekly, May 1, 2010 Bolivia's World People's Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth was radical, inspiring, uncompromising and exactly what was needed. Up to 30,000 people from six continents took part in the summit, which was held in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba from April 19 to 22. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Also in the May 1 Green Left Weekly 'Planet or death' battle cry of a new global movement by Federico Fuentes People's climate summit challenges Copenhagen, Cancun by Ben Courtice ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The huge oil spill from a BP rig in the Gulf of Mexico underscores the summit's significance. About 800,000 litres of oil are spewing out a day. The company admits it may not be able to stop the leak