Occupy COP17 & the Women’s Rural Assembly

Protestors have gathered outside the fenced perimeter of the massive COP17 conference centerĀ  to encourage world leaders to keep the Kyoto Protocol alive and, in the words of one sign, “keep the coal in the hole.”

Today the Women’s Rural Assembly arrived to support the protest. At least a hundred smiling women marched in to the familiar drone of vuvuzelas, singing the beautiful South African ballad, “nkosi sikelel iAfrika”.

Here are some images from the event.


Aaron Reuben

Aaron Reuben is an editor-at-large and the former editor-in-chief of Sage Magazine. He holds a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, where he focused on governance of global marine resources. Aaron is a Get Out the Vote Director for Obama for America in western Pennsylvania. He is co-founder of the Brooklyn-based literary arts journal Armchair/Shotgun.

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