All Out to Humanize the Natural and Social Environment!
Support the Youth to Demand Meaningful Action on Climate Change
Global Strike, September 24
Youth all over the world have called a global strike to oppose climate change for Friday, September 24, 2021. As of September 14, there are 55 actions taking place across Canada. This is a continuation of the weekly strikes organized by youth and students around the world since 2018 to demand meaningful action on climate change and for youth and working people the world over to work for profound political change and their own empowerment so that they can build a bright future.
The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada calls on everyone to go all out to support the actions on September 24. In the global call to action, FridaysforFuture.org writes:
“The climate crisis does not exist in a vacuum. Other socio-economic crises such as racism, sexism, ableism, class inequality, and more amplify the climate crisis and vice versa. It is not just a single issue, our different struggles and liberations are connected and tied to each other. We are united in our fight for climate justice, but we must also acknowledge that we do not experience the same problems; nor do we experience them to the same extent.
“MAPA (Most Affected Peoples and Areas) are experiencing the worst impacts of the climate crisis and are unable to adapt to it. This is because of the elite of the Global North who have caused the destruction of the lands of MAPA through colonialism, imperialism, systemic injustices, and their wanton greed which ultimately caused the warming of the planet. With both the COVID, climate, and every crisis in history, overexploited countries and marginalized sectors of society are systematically left behind to fend for themselves.
“The time to join the masses and follow the lead of the environmental defenders and workers has been long overdue. Reparations to MAPA must be paid for the historic injustices of the richest elite, drastic emission cuts in the Global North, vaccine equity, cancellation of debt, and climate finance are only the beginning of these. Together we will fight for a just future where no one is left behind. The historical victories of collective action have proven the need for the youth to stand united with the multisectoral, intergenerational struggle for a better future for all; a future where people and planet are prioritized.”
In its call to action, Fridays for Future Canada states:
“This September 24, 2021, our fight for genuine, intersectional climate justice continues with another Global Climate Strike.
“The current way of things has systematically marginalized billions of people around the world. With our call to #UprootTheSystem, we seek to address ecological and social crises at their roots by placing MAPA at the center of our struggle and struggling for a society that places people and planet over profit.
“Our fight is a fight for the present and the future, alongside the most impacted sectors of society. Join us!
“Be sure to register your Friday actions on the official Fridays For Future map so that politicians and people know you care.”
The September 24 action is being promoted online with the hashtag #UprootTheSystem.