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Author Topic: Fossil Fuels: Degraded Democracy and Profit Over Planet Pollution  (Read 19789 times)

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03/23/2016 03:10 PM     

Mass Protests In April, May in US and Around the World

SustainableBusiness.com News

This spring, huge rallies and protests are planned around the world against fossil fuels and to restore Democracy in the US.

On April 16-18, Democracy Awakening takes place in Washington DC.


We can't protect the environment without democracy, and environmental groups are joining with activists across the social spectrum to preserve our voice, such as labor, students and civil rights advocates.

"Corporate interests are holding our democracy hostage   . Voter suppression is running rampant   , fossil fuel money is warping our electoral process and now , leaders in Congress are even blocking fair consideration of a Supreme Court nominee ," says Rachel Rye Butler of Greenpeace.

Democracy Awakening is about: 

•Restoring Voting rights by stopping voter suppression.


This is the first presidential election where state voter suppression laws are in force, making it much harder for students, minorities and older people to vote.

In Texas, for example, a special state-issued ID is required to vote, a drivers license or a student ID won't work. In North Carolina and Wisconsin, university students can't vote if their families live elsewhere, and so many campus voting places have been eliminated that it can take hours to even find a place to vote.
 
•Getting Money Out of politics through campaign finance reform, transparency and overturning Citizens United

Without fossil fuel interests knocking on every Congressperson's door, a renewable energy economy is within our reach, for example.

They are calling for:

•Voting Rights Advancement Act: to restore and increase protection against voting discrimination.

•Voter Empowerment Act: to modernize voter registration and ensure equal access to voting for all.

•Democracy For All Amendment: would overturn Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United and limit influence of money in politics.

•Government By the People Act/Fair Elections Now Act: would amplify small contributions from everyday Americans.

May 4-15, Break Free From Fossil Fuels

People are mobilizing across the world to demand a rapid transition to renewable energy, and an end to taking fossil fuels out of the ground.

Globally coordinated mass actions are planned in the UK, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Israel, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines Nigeria, South Africa, Canada and across the US.

They plan to occupy major fossil fuel sites, such as the largest coal mine in South Wales, where another may be built next door.

In the US, there will be "mass trespass at fracking sites", blockades at oil refineries and trains carrying oil.

The goal is to disrupt the power of the fossil fuel industry through "a series of peaceful, escalating actions...targeting the world's most dangerous and unnecessary fossil fuel projects," says organizer 350.org.

"The fossil fuel industry faces an unprecedented crisis - from collapsing prices, a new global climate deal, and an ever-growing movement calling for change. 

We have never had a better chance in history to break free from fossil fuels and build a just transition to clean and renewable energy," they say.

"There are no major economic or technical barriers to a future supported by renewable energy. Any new infrastructure built to support fossil fuel expansion, such as coal mines, power plants, oil rigs and export terminals will be a waste of money and further lock us into a path to irreversible climate change," states Arif Fiyanto, Coal Campaigner at Greenpeace Indonesia.

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/26586

Agelbert NOTE: Yes, the goons for the fossil fuel industry in the USA and abroad will be waiting for the protesters defending democracy and demanding the end of profit over planet. Yes, the "authorities", the media and the police will ensure the responsible citizens of this world present will be demonized, brutalized, tased, shot at and, when they aren't arrested, even murdered.

AND THAT VIOLENCE will spell the final doom of the fossil fuel fascist pigs EVERYWHERE. Of course the bought and paid for media will do their damnedest to prevent those who died from being given martyr status. They will fail.

And for those of you clever bastards working for the fossil fuel industry that think your fascist intimidation tactics will work (as usual), let me remind you that the people you have hired to do your murder and mayhem will overreach in their violence. If you think you can "damage control" the fallout from the violence your goons love to dish out, you are going to be very disappointed. All those thousands of fossil fuel industry employees just fired and police with families experiencing the health downsides of petroleum pollution are not going to remain "loyal" to the profit over planet "business model".

Everyday people will WELCOME severe energy disruption and rolling black outs just to see the end of subsidy swag and the pollution buck passing from the fossil fuel fascists jumping on the Chapter 11 "bankruptcy" wagon.

The people finally KNOW that the fossil fuel industry Modus Operandi has NEVER been abut providing low priced energy and has ALWAYS been about competitor destruction through government corruption based monopoly price control.

The fossil fuel industry has lost the support of the people. When that happens to any industry or government, no matter how effective its police state tactics are, it FALLS. The quislings in government, Wall Street and Main Street will rush to the support of the fossil fuel profit over planet "business model", but they will not be able to prevent the FALL of the fossil fuel industry/GOVERNMENT. 


TWO historical examples of what is about to happen: 

Truman wasn't the only president that pushed the use of nuclear weapons. Eisenhower wanted to nuke North Korea in the 1950s and Nixon wanted to nuke North Korea in 1969 as a "scare the commies" tactic to end the Viet Nam War. Eisenhower telegraphed his intent with a nukes=bullets speech that caused such an uproar he had to hastily shelve his "nuke bullets" (as you can see he, really did not believe the bomb was such an "awful thing" as he claimed). Nixon was convinced by the MASSES of people around the White House and across the country demanding an end to the Viet Nam War that he would be run out of office if he executed his nuke barbarity (I will provide documented evidence of what I just said to anyone interested.  ;D).

The fossil fuel industry, a business that became powerful and influential through corruption and violence, with a stranglehold on governments all over the world, is about to learn a lesson (see: French Revolution times 1000).

« Last Edit: March 24, 2016, 07:05:27 pm by AGelbert »
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

 

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