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Friday, July 08, 2005

We are like cancer

So, today is the International Day of Action on Climate Change, but in the nation that holds the dubious distinction of causing the greatest amount of damage to the Earth's climate only one small action is taking place (see below). The so-called American way of life, the over-consumption, the "good life", the American Dream, is more like a cancer on the planet than any sort of indicator of well-being. To deny this is to live in denial. The facts are in: we suck. Your grandchildren will curse your existence. Change or die.

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Today is International Day of Action on Climate Change

{for U.S. action info see below and: http://chapelhill.indymedia.org/news/2005/06/15469.php}

Today alongside the release of the diluted and impotent declaration by the
G8 on climate change where the biggest climate criminal state [guess who!] refuses to
cut emissions, there are direct climate actions are happening around
Scotland and the world. In Venezuela, New Zealand, Iceland, Australia, the
Philippines and UK, there are actions against cliamte criminals as part of
a global movement for climate justice. It is saying 'no' to G8, World
Bank, IMF, UN & corporate market-based 'solutions' to the climate crisis,
and 'yes' to a post-oil, post-poverty, post-capitalist future.

The Boogie on the Bridge in Glasgow is part of the celebration that an oil
free future is possible and we hope that it will be a peaceful
demonstration that the police respect. It is part of an essential
consciousness raising of the full scale of the ecological and social
breakdown we face and that climate change cannot be left to the G8.

Due to the terrible events in London, and the heightened level of
repression and restriction on freedom of movement and legitimite protest
in Scotland, the actions may well be smaller and less visible than hoped.

Why continue with this day of action? Because already people are dying
every day because of the gross over consumption of the west and our oil
addiction. Because millions are already suffereing from failing crops,
raising seas and climate chaos. Because G8 spin won't drag us out of the
downward spiral we're in. Because the G8 mantra of 'economic growth and
damn the consequences' means business as usual, which means climatic,
social and ecological meltdown. We must all realise that cuts of 60-90%
are required NOW and one way of mnay is to stand up against car culture
and destructive new road building programmes. We must dismantle
oil-fuelled power structures like the G8, before the climate catastrophe
dismantles us.


Web: www.dissent.org.uk/g8climateaction
Email: july8climateaction@yahoo.co.uk
Details: Rosie Jones/Bob McLintock, G8 Climate Action - 07969 906892

Also see: http://www.undoit.org/undoit.cfm

One million signatures in U.S. sought for petition here: http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/globalwarming_petition

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