Bolivian President Evo Morales on WBAI Wed. 4/22/09

Update: Event and broadcast canceled. This announcement posted to WBAI web-site:

Wednesday April 22 URGENT NOTICE

Our special program tonight with Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma has been canceled due to his sudden illness.   We will resume our regular programming instead.

See bottom of post for info and link to video from the speech Evo Morales did give today at the UN…

Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma
Mother Earth Day address on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC

Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma will visit the United Nations in New York City on Wednesday, April 22, and will deliver a historic speech in Harlem. There are tickets available for the event in advance, and the speech will be broadcast on WBAI 99.5 FM radio.

The Bolivian government seeks recognition for Mother Earth Day, an initiative that will promote the right of humankind to live healthy and in harmony with nature.

Mother Earth Day would celebrate April 22nd  as an annual international event incorporating an indigenous approach to the current Earth Day celebration which is not officially celebrated at the UN.

President Morales comes with messages on the environment, the unfair ban on traditional uses of the coca leaf, and US-Bolivia relations.

President Morales’  speech will be simulcast live on WBAI 99.5 FM and www.wbai.org with hosts Tiokasin Ghosthorse of First Voices Indigenous Radio and Mario Murillo of Wake-Up Call.

WBAI cordially invites you to attend this event which is being sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the United Nations.

For the in-person event in Harlem, seating is limited and tickets must be reserved in advance by April 16th. To reserve tickets and receive further information, email:   Admin at BoliviaUN dot org

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Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma

Wednesday, April 22nd

6 pm – 8 pm

Salem United Methodist Church

2190 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (7th Ave & 129th St.)

New York, New York

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of the Pacifica Foundation

www.wbai.org 120 Wall Street. 10th Floor NY, NY 10005 212.209.2800

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Call for planet rights
issued at UN

Bolivia president calls for
declaration of rights

Video is: here
Updated: Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009

UNITED NATIONS (CNN/UNTV) – Wednesday is Earth Day, and at the United Nations, Bolivia’s president called on countries to agree on a declaration of rights for the planet.

“We now have to recognize that Earth does not belong to us. It’s the other way around – we belong to Earth. And it’s our mission in the world to watch over the rights – not just of human beings – but also the rights of Mother Earth and of all living beings,” said President Evo Morales of Bolivia…

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