Copenhagen Climate Summit

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hundreds of millions of dollars were suddenly made available to rescue the same financial institutions which, in the words of President Obama, due to their “greed and irresponsibility” prompted this grave situation of multiple crises (economic, environmental, democratic, ethical…). There was no money for the Millennium Objectives, to eradicate poverty or to adequately treat AIDS…, but funds for this singular “rescue” were mobilized in both the United States and the European Union. And all the while 3,000 million dollars are spent each day on military investments and weapons…

For all of the above, it is both surprising and outrageous to consider it a victory that the European Union will contribute 7,000 million euros to the reduction of CO2, when that amounts to a mere 56 hours of military spending!! The conclusion is that we must urgently reinforce the United Nations so that the entire international community can be duly represented. The coming generations will never forgive the indifference with which we are treating the future quality of life on this planet. Because it will be their present, because it will be a legacy that reflects the confusion that has dominated this plutocracy (G-7, G-8, G-20…)

Replacing the “We the peoples…” of the United Nations, the leaders must not forget that now, for the first time in history, the peoples, the people, will not remain silent. They have virtual means for mobilizing that will far surpass the immense powers of the media that the leaders control.