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Kumi Naidoo: ‘The Struggle For Climate Justice Is Not A Popularity Contest’

By Brad Johnson  

"Kumi Naidoo: ‘The Struggle For Climate Justice Is Not A Popularity Contest’"

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Speaking at a Climate Week NYC event hosted by the Maldives, the TckTckTck campaign, and the U.N., Greenpeace International President Kumi Naidoo argued that the path to a sustainable future will involve peaceful, popular civil disobedience. “The struggle for climate justice is not a popularity contest,” he argued. He said the lesson of the Arab Spring, and the history of struggles from suffrage to civil rights to the end of apartheid, is that change only comes when decent men and women are willing to risk their lives and go to jail in peaceful protest.

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