An Inspiring Message from the Chair of FoE International
Today marks 40 years since our Federation came into being. it is asignificant date and we can rightly say that we are part of a necessary change…and change process.
It is our week of celebration and the crises around us should not stop our sharing moments to look back at the years gone by and to encourage each other. Just ask the simple question: what would the environment of the world have been like if there was no FoEI…if you were not an environmental activist?
As I salute your courage and fights today, I urge us to share and use the materials that our communications folks shared to help in the marking of this epochal date. Let’s keep the drums sounding all this week and all this year. If you don’t blow your vuvuzela or trumpet perhaps no one may help you blow it.
Today, I will be addressing a press conference in Lagos, Nigeria, and also making some TV appearances. we are also having a mobilization tomorrow at Badagary, near Lagos, against the West African gas pipeline and the gender injustices associated with the project. other events are taking place inthe Niger delta. We will share reports… I’m sure you will also share
what you are doing …
Let me state here how proud I am of you all in this great Federation. the battles may be tough, the roads may be rugged and long, but we have our sights firmly set on a just world where the dignity of peoples and the rights of nature are respected.
In whatever way you celebrate the day, let joy and determination to press on shine through. there is no better federation to be a part of!
Congratulations! Solidarity! Hasta la victoria siempre!