Youth Climate Strike Takes Over Downtown Los Angeles - Ep. 42


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By EcoJustice Radio and SoCal 350 Climate Action Media. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
The Global Climate Strikes that happened from 20-27 September 2019, inspired a record 7.6 million people to head into the streets and strike for climate action. The biggest climate mobilization in history. From Jakarta to New York, Karachi to Amman, Berlin to Kampala, Istanbul to Québec, Guadalajara to Asunción, in big cities and small villages, millions of people joined hands and raised their voices in defense of the climate. The Global Climate Strike shows that we have the people power we need to create a just world and end the era of fossil fuels. The September 20th Los Angeles Youth Climate Strike was organized by a coalition of groups and led by Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles. EcoJustice Radio's Jessica Aldridge and production team joined the action at Downtown LA's Pershing Square, where anywhere from 10-20,000 people gathered for speeches and music, and then all marched through the streets to City Hall. This caused absolute pandemonium on the crowded city streets, but all happened peacefully and with grace from all involved. Following are a sampling of the diverse voices out in the streets to demand climate action and an end to the fossil fueled business as usual that is destabilizing the global climate systems, with heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, destructive hurricanes, melting of glaciers, and methane feedback mechanisms spinning out of control. We have to act NOW! Jessica Aldridge spoke with: Ash Rosas - Sunrise Movement Los Angeles Tina Calderon - Gabrielieno Tongva and Ventureno Chumash Paula Kahn - SoCal 350 Climate Action Daniel Lopez - Youth Activist Claire McCarthy - Greenpeace Diego Johansen - Greenpeace Former Sen. Kevin De Leon, President Emeritus of CA State Senate Jesus Villalba Gastelum - Youth Climate Strike LA - Earth Uprising LA Hosted by Jessica Aldridge from SoCal 350 and Adventures in Waste Engineer: Blake Lampkin Executive Producer: Jack Eidt Show Created by Mark and JP Morris Music: Javier Kadry Episode 42 Photo courtesy of Mike Chickey - More:

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