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Chris Hedges at Flood Wall Street: The System Itself Is Dead + NYPD Arrest Protesting Polar Bear

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with Chris Hedges

ItsTheFree on Sep 25, 2014

Chis Hedges speaks to the crowd at #FloodWallStreet, the direct action joined by over 1000 people at Broadway and Wall Street to shut down the leading polluters and the biggest profiteers of activities and policies causing climate change.

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Chris Hedges on Willful Blindness, Climate Corporatism and the Underground Revolt + Vijay Prashad on Obama’s UN Speech

People's Climate March NYC

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with Chris Hedges

RT on Sep 23, 2014

Abby Martin speaks with journalist and author, Chris Hedges, going over where the recent mass climate change demonstrations in New York fall short, as well as why he believes revolt is the only solution to restoring a functioning American democracy.

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Chris Hedges Calls Van Jones a Whore + Capitalism Exploits Humans + Mass Arrests (#FloodWallSt)

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Updated: Sept. 23, 2014 added videos

with Chris Hedges

[Note: replaced video Sept. 23; The Real News Network edited out the statement in the title of this blog post, probably by Hedges’ request, although I do not know that for certain.]

Thousands #FloodWallStreet To Target Institutions Profiting from Climate Change

TheRealNews on Sep 22, 2014

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor reports from #FloodWallStreet and speaks to
activists committing civil disobedience and author Chris Hedges
on why financial institutions must be stopped from fueling.

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The Talk before the Walk: Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Kshama Sawant, Chris Hedges, Brian Lehrer + Immortal Technique: Live for Revolution, Instead of Always Dying for It

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Joe Friendly on Sep 21, 2014

The Talk before the Walk: Among issues raised: elected socialist Kshama Sawant declares saving the planet requires the public taking ownership of the public corporations, especially oil, so they actually served the public and the planet! Plus: Will Bernie please run against Hillary?

The night before the 9/21 climate change march in NYC, Bill MiKibben, Bernie Sanders, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges, Kshama Sawant, on a panel moderated by Brian Lehrer with a huge crowd at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Manhattan.

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We Need System Change to Stop Climate Change by Chris Williams + Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

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by Chris Williams
socialistworker.org, Sept. 15, 2014
September 18, 2014

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World leaders are coming to New York City this week for another United Nations-sponsored summit on climate change. This time, though, they’ll be greeted by the largest climate justice march in history. What are we fighting for in New York City? Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, looks at what our side needs to do to successfully confront the challenges ahead.

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VIKING I landed on Mars, the Ramones released their first album, the Soweto Uprising began in South Africa, North and South Vietnam reunified to become the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and Gerald Ford was in the White House. Continue reading

The Climes They Are A-Changin’ by Ed Ciaccio

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by Ed Ciaccio
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 16, 2014

(to the music of “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ” by Bob Dylan)

Come gather ’round people who count earth as home,
And admit that the sea levels around us have grown,
And accept it that soon we’ll be drenched to the bone.
If our future to us is worth savin’,
Then we’d better start pressuring those with hearts of stone,
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Omnicidal Congress AWOL on Climate Disasters by Ralph Nader

Stop the "Global warming"

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 7, 2014

Every year brings the world more climatological science that man-made climate change, or overall global warming, is chronically worsening.

Every year, from Antarctica to Greenland, from the Andes to Alaska, the ice is melting, the permafrost is melting, and very soon the Arctic may have a re-unprecedented ice-free season. Every year, more and more businesses are speaking out on how climate change is damaging their businesses. Insurance companies were in the lead on sounding the alarm on global warming. Just a few days ago, Coca-Cola’s vice president for environment and water resources, Jeffrey Seabright, told the New York Times that “increased droughts, more unpredictable variability, 100-year floods every two years” were affecting the supply of sugar cane and sugar beets, “as well as citrus for [Coca-Cola’s] fruit juices.”

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If There’s Global Warming … Why Is It So Cold?

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yaleclimateforum on Jan 28, 2014

It’s that time of year, the perennial “It’s snowing so it can’t be warming” season – or, as scientists call it, “winter”. Depends on where you’re standing, actually — I stood on a frozen lake with Dr. Jeff Masters to discuss the current planetary changes, but at the same time, in Alaska, historic warm temperatures were unfolding, and across the west, the deepest drought in decades… Continue reading

Climate Change Requires Consciousness Change by William T. Hathaway

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Writer, Dandelion Salad
Germany
November 28, 2013

To paraphrase Mark Twain, everyone talks about climate change but no one does anything about it. No one, particularly those in power, wants to make the necessary sacrifices. For example, the latest round of negotiations served mainly to postpone decisions and action. The Japanese government announced that CO2 emissions there would be increasing rather than decreasing as promised. The US government still refuses to comply with international environmental agreements.

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COP 19: Activists Demanding Climate Justice

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democracynow on Nov 18, 2013

We are broadcasting all week from Warsaw, Poland, where the U.N. climate summit, known as COP 19, has just entered its second week. On Saturday, thousands of protesters marched in Warsaw calling for climate justice, culminating in a rally outside the National Stadium where the climate summit is being held. Speakers from all over the world addressed the crowd, urging world leaders to take action on global warming, including climate activists from the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, and organizers of a chartered train that brought more than 700 people from Belgium, Britain and France to join the demonstration. Polish activists also spoke, including residents of the village of Zurawlow, where resistance to fracking is growing despite massive shale gas concessions. democracynow.org

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The Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction

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The Big Picture RT on Oct 11, 2013

“Last Hours” is the first in a series of short films that explore the perils of climate change and the solutions to avert climate disaster.

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Barack Obama’s Executive Order — Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change + Fact Sheet

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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Propaganda Alert!

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
November 1, 2013

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by undertaking actions to enhance climate preparedness and resilience, it is hereby ordered as follows:

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Who Cares About The Planet Anyway? by Chris Williams

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Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, and a participant in the ecosocialist coalition System Change Not Climate Change, reports on the latest report on climate change–and the Wall Street non-response to it.
SocialistWorker.org
October 1, 2013

Fw: global warming demostration

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“The conventional wisdom on the world’s stock markets is that all listed reserves will be exploited and burnt.”
— “Unburnable Carbon 2013: Are the World’s Financial Markets Carrying a Carbon Bubble,” report by Carbon Tracker Initiative

“Developing new green technology, hiring workers and investing in new productive facilities involves a real risk: it may not be as profitable as purely speculative investments.

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What is the Social Cost of Carbon Emissions? + Why Climate Deniers Are Plain Wrong

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TheRealNews on Sep 30, 2013

James Boyce: Cost-benefit analysis of carbon emissions has shortcomings. Continue reading

Why Labor Unions Need to Join the Climate Fight by Naomi Klein

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by Naomi Klein
www.commondreams.org
Sept. 4, 2013

SummerHeatRallyDC21

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The following remarks were delivered on September 1, 2013 at the founding convention of UNIFOR, a new mega union created by the Canadian Autoworkers and the Canadian Energy and Paper Workers Union, and provided to Common Dreams by the author for publication.

I’m so very happy and honoured to be able to share this historic day with you.

The energy in this room — and the hope the founding of this new union has inspired across the country – is contagious.

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