Friday 1st October - Highlanes Art Gallery Drogheda

Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger will be sentenced on Friday 1st October 2021. 

Just Forests will hold a vigil outside Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, on Friday 1st October in support of the New York based human-rights lawyer, Mr Steven Donziger. On that day Mr Danziger will be sentenced by a Chevron-Texaco sponsored judge. Mr Donziger helped communities in Ecuador’s Amazon win a historic multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron-Texaco  for the dumping of billions of gallons of cancer-causing oil waste onto Indigenous ancestral lands. Since the judgment issued in 2013, Chevron-Texaco has used dozens of law firms and 2000 lawyers to carry out a demonization campaign targeting Steven to send a message of intimidation to all environmental and human rights advocates.

Political leaders, lawyers and indigenous groups across the US and Europe have expressed dismay and fear for human rights groups and for the ‘entire environmental movement if Steven continues to be prosecuted by Chevron’s perverse use of the legal system to achieve their goal of avoiding liability.’ 

Why Highlanes Gallery?

Highlanes Gallery is hosting the 67th Texaco Childrens Art Exhibition. Just Forests is taking a stand against Texaco’s destruction of Rainforests and for using Irish children for the ‘greenwashing’ of their appalling human rights record against children and wider communities in Ecuador.

Venue

Highlanes Gallery, 36 St Laurence St, Lagavooren, Drogheda, Co Louth.

Time

10:30 – 13:00

Opinion of emeritus Professor of Law University of Calgary

You can view the response we got from Highlanes Gallery at our sub-site Fridays For Factivists  here

 

Friday 15th October-DOCHAS HQ, Dublin.

United Nations World Food Day 2021

Global leaders, FAO Special Ambassadors, heads of the Rome-Based UN agencies, and other keynote speakers will join FAO Director-General QU Dongyu to mark the World Food Day  Ceremony on Friday, 15 October. The event will call for the transformation of agri-food systems to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to enough, affordable, safe and nutritious food to lead active and healthy lives.

Why DOCHAS?

Just Forests wrote to the chairperson of Dochas on Monday 2 August, 2021,  calling on all Dochas members to recognise that the Texaco Support for Sports Initiative and the Texaco Children’s Art Competition as real threats to the work of the Dochas membership organisations. To date I have not received a reply.

Please click on this link to read the letter which was sent by registered post to Dochas… Chairperson Dochas

Venue

Dochas, Suite 8, Olympic House, Pleasants St, Dublin 8.

Time

10:30 – 13:00

You can view the response we got from Dochas at our sub-site Fridays For Factivists  here

 

Saturday November 6, Dublin: Climate Justice Day (COP26)

If ever there was a need for climate justice it is now. In fact, the climate justice movement is what’s keeping me going at the moment.

The voices of those who are most impacted by the climate crisis – and who bring the most ambitious demands to climate negotiations, have been silenced. Meanwhile a combination of vaccine apartheid, UK visa and accreditation regulations, unaffordable accommodation and changing travel rules have locked delegates and activists from the global South out of the talks. MORE>>>

Friday 19th November-UNICEF Ireland HQ, Dublin.

United Nations World Childrens Day (Saturday 20th November)

To mark UN World Childrens Day 2021, Just Forests will hold a vigil outside UNICEF Ireland’s offices in Dublin, to……..more info to follow….please call back….

Why UNICEF Ireland?

 

Venue

UNICEF Ireland, 33 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1.

Time

10:00 – 17:00

You can view the response we got from UNICEF Ireland at our sub-site Fridays For Factivists  here

Saturday 20th November-O'Connor Square, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Fifteen Minutes Public Reflection

To mark UN World Childrens Day 2021, Just Forests will hold a silent reflection on the outcome of COP26

 

Venue

O’Connor Square, Tullamore, Co. Offalyin 1.

Time

15:00 – 15:15

 

Friday 10th December-Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) Hq, Dublin.

United Nations Human Rights Day

Why Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)?

 

Venue

Irish Development Education Association (IDEA), 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

Time

10:00 – 17:00

You can view the response we got from IDEA at our sub-site Fridays For Factivists  here

 

You can view the response we got from out targets at our sub-site Fridays For Factivists  here

 

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