Will Massive People’s Climate March Launch a Movement that Can Challenge Corporate Power?

Sep 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Climate Change
There were people, aka climate marchers, as far as the eye could see looking north up Central Park West in New York City during the People's Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

There were people, aka climate marchers, as far as the eye could see looking north up Central Park West in New York City during the People’s Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014. (photo: cjzurcher, Environmental Headlines)

They came by bus, train, air and cars from across America and the world – and as predicted, the Sept. 21 Peoples Climate March in New York City which drew an estimated 400,000, was indeed the largest climate protest in world history. The protesters, who filled broad boulevards stretching from 94th to 34th streets on Manhattan’s West side, was made up of a diverse crowd of all ages that included veterans of the 1960s civil rights movement, rank and file union members, students – and babies in strollers pushed by their parents.

The march in New York City, which coincided with similar protests in dozens of other cities across the globe, was held just two days before world leaders gathered for an emergency United Nations Summit meeting. The summit is intended to kickstart a process that it is hoped will result in a substantive international agreement at next December’s global climate negotiations in Paris.

For more on this story, visit: Between The Lines – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dennis Kucinich on Climate Change Issues: People’s Climate March Draws over 400,000 to New York City Protest (Week Ending Oct. 3, 2014).

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