Sunday, May 01, 2016


Leap Manifesto a little vague for you? Here ya go...
"We have to roll back corporate capture of our governments if we want to try and fix problems that conflict directly with their industry bottom line."
"There's nothing radical about anything we're talking about. If you are willing to get up in the morning and make your fortune by altering the chemical composition of the atmosphere ... then you're a radical and our job is to try and check that radicalism ."
"Disobedience is a new film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.

Disobedience tells the story of 4 communities - in Canada, Philippines, Turkey, and Germany - preparing to participate in Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions in May 2016.

Screenings are being planned across the globe starting on April 30 to support ongoing organizing to defeat the fossil fuel industry."

So far in Canada one screening at York U has been planned and the first organized action is in BC :
"If Big Oil gets its way, the Kinder Morgan pipeline could be approved by the end of 2016 – but we can stop that. 
On May 14th, we’re going to encircle the Kinder Morgan facility on the ground and on the water...
On the ground, hundreds of us will march down to the facility together and stage a sit-in outside the gates.
On the water, we’ll create a mass flotilla of kayaks and canoes.We’ll cross the Burrard Inlet to swarm the tanker terminal for the Kinder Morgan facility, which could see over 400 tankers a year putting the coast at risk if the project is approved.."


Anonymous said...

Drought caused by climate change has created the political situation in Syria today. People driven from their land, their livelihoods is at the root of that country's troubles and the western world refuses to grasp this simple fact because it is difficult to get people to understand something when they believe their personal comfort depends on not understanding it.

Kev said...

Yes anon Much of the refugee crisis today is caused by climate change The powers of this world saw it coming which is why you've seen all the anti migrant/immigration rhetoric from our masters.
The war against ISIL or whatever the acronym of the day is, is but a distraction from that

chris said...

Thanks for this, Alison, an excellent documentary.

Here's a bit on yesterday's (May 14) protests in Vancouver. The comments are the usual. Don't these people get tired of saying the same thing over and over?

Alison said...

Thanks, Chris!
Comments? Oh let me guess ... what's your kayak/wetsuit made of? did you drive a car or take a bus to get there? Co2 is natural. Al Gore/Neil Young is such a a loooooooser. why don't you get a job? global warming is bs/a Tides plot to take away our jobs. The ice caps are not melting ....

How'm I doing? ;-)

chris said...

Not bad for a gorezuki but you forgot "glo-bull warming."

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