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News :: Environment : Globalization : International
The Clash in Copenhagen
11 Dec 2009
Modified: 12 Dec 2009
Anarchists, climate justice activists and foes of global capital are converging on Copenhagen to resist the UN COP15 climate talks that are aimed at creating false hope while in fact continuing business as usual. This space will have the latest updates from that struggle.
There is no deal

Timelines from IMC Denmark

Democracy Now interviews Bolivian president Evo Morales

Climate Crackdown: UN Bars Friends of the Earth and Other Environmental Groups from Climate Talks

Naomi Klein: The Copenhagen Process Is Out Of Control, US Politicians Should Stay Home.

David Rovics reports from Cop-enhagen

Police release hundreds of protesters

Danish police say they have stormed a giant Copenhagen squat, firing tear gas and arresting 210 demonstrators who had set alight barricades.

The Yes Men punk Canada

A Denver anarchist is being held without bail in Copenhagen.

Climate IMC has teamed up with Indymedia Denmark and other media activists to cover the COP15 UN climate conference in Copenhagen Dec 7-18. Stories from the streets and corridors of Copenhagen should be posted to Indymedia Denmark, all other climate stories can be published here, and we will try to integrate the global with the local news in our features.

La Via Campesina will highlight the huge impact of industrial agriculture on the climate as well as on people's lives and lands all over the world at the Axelborg building in Copenhagen on the 13th of December. The Axelborg building at the crossroads between Axeltorv/Vesterbrogade in Copenhagen represents much of what is wrong with the world's food and agricultural system.

Nearly 1,000 people were arrested in Copenhagen yesterday as anarchists and left-wing activists fought running street battles with police in the Danish capital as negotiations continued at the climate summit.

IMC Denmark.

In the first major police action since United Nations climate talks began here on Monday, Danish law enforcement officers fanned out across the city Friday morning in anticipation of protests at various corporate targets, including McDonald’s, a Danish industry association headquarters and the shipping giant Maersk.

This is an act directed against the political spectacle of COP15 - We are not going to let the charades of the political elite distract us from what we know needs doing. Last night a gas-station was burnt to the ground in the city of Lund in the south of sweden, just across the bridge from Copenhagen.

Fifty young Americans took over a climate denier conference hosted by a prominent conservative organization this evening in Copenhagen, rushing the stage and telling the live TV audience that a clean energy future is the real road to prosperity in America.

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