Global Day of Action Marked in Derry
Environmental, trade union, and community activists marched in Derry today to mark the global day for climate justice.
Members of the Industrial Workers of the World in the city participated in today's events to echo the call by participants to connect the climate justice and the class struggle itself.
A member of the Derry IWW stated following this afternoon's environmental gathering that "It was important that we joined forces with other activists today to demonstrate in support for climate justice.
"This week we have witnessed global leaders meet for COP27 in Egypt in what we already know will be a hand ringing exercise for capitalism itself, with further empty promises.
"All the usual staged managed back slapping from the great and the good while the world's climate temperature escalates, destroying nature's ecosystems and the livelihood of millions of workers worldwide.
"As a revolutionary union we have made that connection between the environmental and the class struggle from our beginning. Our preamble as a union demands that workers of the world organise as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth.
"It's just as important for wobblies today as it was back in 1905 which is why we are here adding our voice along with environmental activists from across the North West."
Today's events came to a close at St Columb's Park House where food, speakers, song and story in highlighting environmental Global Day of Action.