Daily Archives: February 17, 2013

Paul Weiskel at Washington, D.C. Keystone XL Rally – Photo Sharing through Flickr

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Paul Weiskel
17 February 2013

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Marching for the future

http://socialistworker.org/2013/02/12/marching-for-the-future
February 12, 2013
Marching against tar sands production and pipelines in Asheville, N.C. (Will Wysong)

On February 17, tens of thousands of people will gather at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the “Forward on Climate Rally”, called “to tell Barack Obama it’s time to lead in the fight against climate change, beginning with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.” From the fight against fracking to demands for indigenous rights to the struggle to stop the catastrophic climate change, activists will send a message to the Obama administration that the time has come for real action on environmental issues.

An Ecosocialist Contingent–sponsored by Solidarity and the International Socialist Organization (the publisher of SocialistWorker.org), with an endorsement list in formation–will be a part of this historic event and offer a focal point for those interested in building an independent, grassroots fight for a world where human needs are a priority over profit and corporate greed. In this statement, organizers of the contingent explain what they are fighting for.

TENS OF thousands of activists, including students, indigenous leaders, religious groups and community organizations, will assemble in Washington, D.C., on February 17 for one of the largest climate and environmental justice demonstrations ever. The climate extremes of 2012 have shifted public opinion in favor of change, despite Obama’s electoral silence. The rise of Idle No More has further energized the movement and internationalized perspectives.

February 17th should mark the beginning of a more united, grassroots climate movement with no illusions in the free market or the Democratic Party. We ecosocialists are honored to stand with so many and say no to the Keystone XL! No to extreme energy!

Ecosocialists believe capitalism is killing the planet. The drive to increase profits assumes endless growth on a finite planet. Capitalism depends on cheap oil and gas, and shuns energy conservation and a swift switch to renewables as unprofitable.    …..(read more).

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Keystone XL Pipeline – Democracy Now! Coverage

Historic Tar-Sands Action at Obama’s Door
By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan

For the first time in its 120-year history, the Sierra Club engaged in civil disobedience, the day after President Barack Obama gave his 2013 State of the Union address. The group joined scores of others protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which awaits a permitting decision from the Obama administration. The president made significant pledges to address the growing threat of climate change in his speech.

http://www.democracynow.org/topics/keystone_xl

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“We Need To Push Him”: Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested While Urging Obama to Reject Keystone Pipeline

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/14/we_need_to_push_him_actress

For the second time in six months, actress Daryl Hannah has been jailed for protesting the Keystone XL oil pipeline. In October, she was arrested in Texas. On Wednesday, she and 47 others were arrested outside the White House. “It’s incumbent upon us, upon citizens, to show up and stand up and take action,” Hannah says. “The polls show that the majority of people in this country are very, very concerned about the climate crisis and want action. And so, the only way that’s going to happen is if we insist upon it. President Obama again and again says, ‘Push me.’ Well, we need to get out there and push him.” [includes rush transcript]

Filed under Climate Change, Keystone XL, Art & Politics, Daryl Hannah

Guest:

Daryl Hannah, is an actress and activist. She was previously arrested in Texas in October for protesting the Keystone XL pipeline.

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48 Arrested at Keystone Pipeline Protest as Sierra Club Lifts 120-Year Ban on Civil Disobedience

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/14/8_arrested_at_keystone_pipeline_protest

Forty-eight people, including civil rights leader Julian Bond and NASA climate scientist James Hansen, were arrested Wednesday in front of the White House as part of an ongoing protest calling on the Obama administration to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The action came before a rally planned for Sunday on Washington’s National Mall, which organizers have dubbed “the largest climate rally in history.” We speak to Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, who was arrested in the first act of civil disobedience in the organization’s 120-year history. [includes
rush transcript]

Filed under Climate Change, Keystone XL, Michael Brune

Guest:

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club. His book is called Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal.

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End Fossil Fuel Subsidies – Kickoff Rally in DC


350org

Published on May 14, 2012

On May 10th, http://www.350.org joined with Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Keith Ellison to launch a new bill that would cut $113 billion in subsidies to the coal, oil and gas lobby over the next 10 year — the same industries that are posting record profits and wrecking our planet.

Almost everyone in the United States opposes handing cash over to big oil, big coal, and big gas—the numbers are in the 70% range among Republicans, Independents, and Democrats. With support like that, we’re going on the offensive against the fossil fuel companies.

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Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

More Than 1000 People Injured By Russian Meteor

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Meteorite Explosion Equal To 20 Hiroshimas!

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20-Hiroshimas-Strong: Meteorite blast devastates Russia’s Urals

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Inside Story Americas – Keystone XL: Game over or game on?

AlJazeeraEnglish·Published on Feb 16, 2013

We look at the environmental and political impact if President Obama greenlights the construction of the pipeline. Shihab Rattansi is joined by guests: climate change activist, Bill McKibben, who was among those arrested outside the White House on Wednesday; climate scientist, Alan Robock; and Charles Ebinger, the director of the Energy Security Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

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