Peaceful Sit-in at CYD hostel

Some of the CYDers participating in the sit-in

The Canadian Youth Delegation is staging a peaceful sit-in at Hostel Moloch thanks to the accreditation issues that have kept the CYD out of the climate negotiations. The sit-in began on Sunday when the delegates learned that a glitch in the UNFCCC system was preventing them from accessing accreditation badges.
¨We resolve to stay sitting in this hostel until the UN gives us our accreditation,¨ CYD spokesperson Adam Scott said. ¨When we finally get our badges we will be free to leave the hostel and take part in more interesting and productive activities.¨

A hostel-wide WiFi breakdown further complicated the situation, creating hour-long line ups for the two desktop computers that could access the internet. Without access to the web participants had no clue what was going on in the meetings, despite being only kilometers away from the meetings taking place at the Moon Palace. ¨I could be writing more relevant blogs from Yellowknife,¨ commented youth delegate Daniel T´seleie.

The majority of the sit-in participants sat inside, though a few braved the stifling heat to sit outside. Most of the seats being occupied are common wooden chairs, however there are two plastic swivel chairs and one blue couch. There has been no final word on when the sit in will end, though Scott hopes the delegates will be accredited by tomorrow. ¨But if not I´ll know what we´ll be doing,¨ Scott concluded.

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4 Responses to “Peaceful Sit-in at CYD hostel”
  1. Taylor says:

    Um, I hope this doesn’t sound ignorant, but I might suggest plugging into the local organizing, is there anyway to add your hands to the help? I’m sure you can be helpful in the kitchen or helping with logistics with some rudimentary Spanish… Is this insensitive? I would hope our youth delegation would be able to move passed the snub and find creative ways to turn this around for the better, besides, isn’t the real movement in the streets in the first place? You can do it! And probably make some great allies along the way.

    • Malkolm Boothroyd says:

      Taylor- there was some satyrical exxageration in this post. We weren´t twiddling our thumbs. We were able to make progress on planning out our actions and prepare presentations for an official conference side event some of us are slated to speak at, blog, track policy and produce our newsletter. Others attended the citizens conference at Klimaforum. Please don´t mistake the humour in this article for an assertion of our uselessness.

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