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WAR = CLIMATE CHANGE = WAR = CLIMATE CHANGE…TIME TO BREAK THE CYCLE!

(See 1 page pdf file of this statement, for printing) We, the undersigned, declare the following: There can be no solution to the climate crisis and no “climate justice” so long as the US military and its allies continue to pollute unabated, and to squander lives and resources. Likewise, there will be no end to war so long as global warming continues to accelerate. It’s time to break the cycle and end the death spiral! Militarism/War: Elephant in the Living Room. (Accompanying fact sheet: http://tinyurl.com/26stkfv) The US Military and their allies, through their imperial wars and military...

Militarism as Cause & Consequence of Climate Change

PRESS RELEASE: Dec 10, 2010 Militarism as Cause and Consequence of Climate Change Expulsion of Organizer from COP16 Leads to Cancellation of Press Conference from Climate SOS, Biofuel Watch, and Global Compliance Research Project (Cancun, Dec 10, 2010):  As climate negotiations in Cancun become increasingly chaotic and the outcomes uncertain, over 70 diverse environmental, peace and social justice organizations declare that on this 62nd International Human Rights Day, we must recognize that all efforts to address climate change or human rights will fail unless we contend with the “elephant in the...

Interview with Maggie Zhou (@ COP16)

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US Imperial Militarism, Climate Change, and Extinction

The only way to save the planet: stop the military-industrial machine! (printer-friendly pdf of this fact sheet) As it becomes increasingly clear that we’re way past the point of dangerous interference with the climate system, as more and more components of the natural world that sustains our very existence collapse, revealing the breadth and depth of our destruction, as scientists openly despair at the already triggered avalanche of what they fear is the Sixth Great Extinction, the US government, at the behest of its military-industrial-banking corporate masters, is continuing its mad quest of...

Comments to Presidential Commission on Synthetic Biology

To: The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, info@bioethics.gov From: Maggie Zhou, Ph.D., Climate SOS/Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities Date: Oct 1, 2010 Dear Commission members, Thank you for this opportunity to comment on synthetic biology. I used to be a biotech believer I have a PhD in molecular biology, and also worked for 5 years in the field of bioinformatics, a.k.a. computational biology, the field that covers genomics, proteomics, etc., before devoting now full-time in climate campaigning.  I still remember the days when Craig Venter raced...

The big squeeze: Geopirating the remaining commons

by Pat Mooney 2010-10-06, Pambazuka News As the UN General Assembly prepares for the June 2012 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, the global response to the current set of crises around ‘food, fuel, finance and Fahrenheit’ are giving rise to even greater commoditisation of our lives, writes Pat Mooney. In the face of new ‘shock doctrines’ around agricultural erosion, ecosystem collapse, cultural extinctions and gender ‘disappeareds’, Mooney discusses the supposed therapies and ultimate pay-offs. The UN General Assembly is preparing for a head of state summit on environmental issues in...

Good news! UN Agrees Moratorium on Geoengineering Experiments

Nagoya, Japan: News Release | 29 October 2010 | www.etcgroup.org Geoengineering Moratorium at UN Ministerial in Japan Risky Climate Techno-fixes Blocked NAGOYA, Japan – In a landmark consensus decision, the 193-member UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will close its tenth biennial meeting with a de facto moratorium on geoengineering projects and experiments.   “Any private or public experimentation or adventurism intended to manipulate the planetary thermostat will be in violation of this carefully crafted UN consensus,” stated Silvia Ribeiro, Latin American Director of ETC...

CALL FOR SUPPORT: Donations Needed for N30 Legal Expenses!

Dear Friends, Supporters, Comrades and Community, As you may recall, a lively protest took place on the streets of Chicago’s financial district last November 30, on the 10th anniversary of the “Battle of Seattle” and a week ahead of the big UN climate summit in Copenhagen. Several groups from across the city had come together to demand just, equitable, and effective solutions to the climate crisis, starting with the shut-down of the Crawford and Fisk coal plants in Chicago’s Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods. The November 30th (N30) event also targeted “false...

SIERRA CLUB MUST STAND FIRM AGAINST CLIMATE SELL-OUT IN KERRY- LIEBERMAN BILL: Open Letter to Grassroots Sierra Activists Urges Resistance to Fatal Compromise on Senate Bill

SIERRA CLUB MUST STAND FIRM AGAINST CLIMATE SELL-OUT IN KERRY- GRAHAM – LIEBERMAN BILL: Open Letter to Grassroots Sierra Activists Urges Resistance to Fatal Compromise on Senate Bill From grassroots activists related to both Sierra Club and Climate SOS “Governments will not put young people and nature above special financial interests without great public pressure. Such pressure is not possible as long as big environmental organizations provide cover. So the best hope is this - individuals must demand that the leaders change course or they will lose support.” -...

“MAINSTREAM GREENS CAVE IN ON CLIMATE: Dangerously Allow Industry to Set Agenda” by Gary Houser and Cory Morningstar

———————————————————————————————————————— Note: This commentary has been endorsed by renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, who adds the following comment: “Governments will not put young people and nature above special financial interests without great public pressure. Such pressure is not possible as long as big environmental organizations provide...
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