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This week we'll be reporting from World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

climate monsterHere in a sunny Cochabamba, the week leading up to the climate conference called by Evo Morales after the disaster that was the UN climate summit has been preceeded by the 10th anniversary celebrations of what the Bolivians call The Water War.

The Water War was the immense, successful mass struggle against water privatisation that came between the WTO protests in Seattle in 1999 and the G8 in Genoa 2001 and showed how it is possible to resist Corporate Globalisation through militant mass movements.
The Water War was a beacon of hope to all of us around the World struggling against the same Neo-Liberal policies and Cochabamba was it's heart.

Fast forward ten years and the political result of that struggle and many others means Bolivia has it's first indigenous president, a new constitution and is leading the charge alongside other South American countries to make 'Another World' possible.

Over the week Globalise Resistance will be posting reports, pics and video from the conference so check back regularly to get the GR view on the events - it's going to be an interesting week!

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