Copenhagen: The alternative diary

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5 December: "The Wave" march in London, from Grosvenor Square to the Houses of Parliament to urge UK to be a leader in Copenhagen

7 December: Start of Klimaforum09, the official "alternative people's summit", and Climate Camp

8 December: Survival Academy: teaches visitors how to survive in a post-apocalyptic world

9 December: Indians of the Rainforest: an exhibition showing the different ways indigenous people use the environment

10 December: Model United Nations: for children

11 December: Our Climate Not Your Business: day of direct action against big business and corporations who meet in Copenhagen

12 December: Global Day of Action: "The Flood", marching

13 December: Hit the Production: action to shut down Copenhagen harbor, hitting the root cause of climate change, at 2am

14 December: No Borders Day: groups of No Borders activists protesting to ensure there will be no "climate refugees"

15 December: Resistance is Ripe: agriculture action day

16 December: Reclaim Power! March will push into the conference centre and turn the private debate into a public forum

18 December: Never Trust a COP: the most radical day of pressure, organised by an informal network of activists. COP means "conference of the parties" of the UN Climate Treaty. Copenhagen is officially Cop-15.