We are here to make some noise - to shout our rage and dance our hope - to stand up and show the G8 and the world that the climate crisis can no longer be ignored.
Today, we are saying NO to the M74, to traffic and pollution, to climate chaos, and to the international institutions, power-hungry politicians and profit-seeking companies that constantly put the needs of people and the environment last.
As the G8 comes to a close, it's no closer to solving the climate crisis it helped create. The G8 leaders cannot even begin to acknowledge the massive scale of the problem we face - if they did, they would be forced to recognise that industrial capitalism, built on fossil fuels, must come to an end.
Here in Glasgow, plans are brewing to extend the M74 - 5 miles of towering concrete slicing through the heart of the Southside. Local people have rejected the extension, knowing that it would increase air and noise pollution, contribute to climate change, worsen traffic and split their local community. But government planners, bent on pursuing the false needs of 'progress' and 'economic development', plough ahead with their roadbuilding schemes.
Today, we are joining forces with thousands of people around the world in an international day of action on the root causes of climate change. Actions are also happening today in Venezuela, New Zealand, Iceland, Australia, and the Philippines... Together, we are a growing global movement for climate justice. We have at most one decade left to dismantle oil-fuelled power structures like the G8, before climate catastrophe dismantles us. So it's time to take action.
Join us on the streets as we flood the G8 and the world with our demand for change and our vision of a just, joyous and fossil-fuel free future.