Archive | August, 2009

A Call to Climate Action

The following call to climate action was developed last Fall during a meeting of nearly 100 activists from organizations around the world who came together in Copenhagen, Denmark to discuss a mobilization on climate change to coincide with the 2009 UN climate conference that begins in Copenhagen on November 30, 2009. (more…)

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Peterloo: Ye are many – they are few

Today is the 190th anniversary of the day when English cavalry attacked a peaceful crowd of 60,000 in Manchester, gathered to call for democratic rights. The event is remembered as the Peterloo, a word that combines the location of the attack, St. Peters Field,  with an ironic reference to the recent British military victory at […]

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A Song for Reds and Greens

Robb Johnson kindly allowed me to include the lyrics of his song ‘Red and Green’ in my new book, The Global Fight for Climate Justice. Here is Roy Bailey’s recording of this beautiful piece. (from his CD Coda, which can be purchased here)

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Capitalism or a habitable planet – you can't have both

We somehow missed this article when it was published over two years ago, but what it says remains absolutely true: the existing system is unsustainable by its very nature. It can’t be fixed. +++++++++++++ by Robert Newman The Guardian, February 2, 2006 There is no meaningful response to climate change without massive social change. A […]

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