Women March in Rio to Protest ‘Green Economy’

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photo 1340041373008 1 0 300x199 Women March in Rio to Protest Green EconomyThousands of women representing social and farm movements marched in central Rio Monday to rail against the “green economy” advocated by the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development.

Behind a large banner from the international peasant movement Via Campesina proclaiming “the peoples are against the mercantilization of nature”, they marched several miles to the Flamengo park, the venue for the “People’s Summit” organized by civil society groups on the sidelines of the Rio+20 event.

Several hundred men closed off the march to show their solidarity.

Perched atop a truck fitted with loudspeakers, a female activist howled: “This is a march of urban and rural women against this Rio+20 charade.”

“No to green capitalism! Yes to an economy based on solidarity, yes to people’s sovereignty,” she added.

People’s Summit militants view the “green economy” concept touted by organizers of the official Rio+20 gathering as just “another stage of capitalist accumulation” after the failure of the current model.

CONTINUED at Yahoo News.

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