False Solutions Archive

  • When I start seeing articles posted on an international climate justice listserv from 350.org celebrating NRDC [1]and friends, co-opting MLK (Martin Luther King, Jr.) for their own (branding) purposes and legitimising the Obama tagline "Yes We Can" (language that in turn gives "hope" that citizens may see "a certain young senator from Illinois" re-emerge), with no dissent to be found, it tells me that my good friend and legitimate activist Sandy was right. This Climate Justice Network has become CAN (Climate Action Network)[2] in drag. [January 2012: "But as an openly gay man can I say that sometimes I read the cjn postings and feel like cjn at times is becoming CAN in drag, in other words we have been infiltrated, so I wonder whether it is too late to lock the chicken coop when the fox is already inside."]

    Keystone XL | The Ivory Towers Crushing the Last Remnants of Climate Justice

    When I start seeing articles posted on an international climate justice listserv from 350.org celebrating NRDC [1]and friends, co-opting MLK (Martin Luther King, Jr.) for their own (branding) purposes and legitimising the Obama tagline "Yes We Can" (language that in turn gives "hope" that citizens may see "a certain young senator from Illinois" re-emerge), with no dissent to be found, it tells me that my good friend and legitimate activist Sandy was right. This Climate Justice Network has become CAN (Climate Action Network)[2] in drag. [January 2012: "But as an openly gay man can I say that sometimes I read the cjn postings and feel like cjn at times is becoming CAN in drag, in other words we have been infiltrated, so I wonder whether it is too late to lock the chicken coop when the fox is already inside."]

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  • "The celebration is on as headlines of “Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline” shoot across the screens, and Mckibben, like a good little foot soldier isn’t missing a beat to rally the troops around the HOPE inspiring president. The Rockefeller front group and its flock rally to the news of Obama coming through in the clutch. They talk of tar sands and coal and fracking and the carbon foot print but never a mention of the “safe and clean” nuclear power from these folks. The very real dangers of our decrepit and crumbling nuclear power industry aren’t on Bill Mckibben’s radar screen it seems and just as with his buddy Al Gore, the issue of carbon seems solely on the radar superficially, maybe as a way to sell more books? One has to wonder."

    When Will Environmentalists Ever Wake Up? – The Great Pipeline Scam

    "The celebration is on as headlines of “Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline” shoot across the screens, and Mckibben, like a good little foot soldier isn’t missing a beat to rally the troops around the HOPE inspiring president. The Rockefeller front group and its flock rally to the news of Obama coming through in the clutch. They talk of tar sands and coal and fracking and the carbon foot print but never a mention of the “safe and clean” nuclear power from these folks. The very real dangers of our decrepit and crumbling nuclear power industry aren’t on Bill Mckibben’s radar screen it seems and just as with his buddy Al Gore, the issue of carbon seems solely on the radar superficially, maybe as a way to sell more books? One has to wonder."

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  • "Here we go again, getting distracted by the presidential election racket. That’s exactly what the nation’s ruling elite and Big Green groups want. The ruling elite don’t want us embracing real political power. Instead, they want us to believe that elections make a democracy. The Big Green groups don’t want us joining together to force systemic change that could actually save the planet. They want us to work inside the system, focusing only on slowing down the rate of the planet’s destruction. The mainstream enviros are more interested in sustaining their donor base by portraying minor shifts in the nation’s environmental policies as major victories."

    Little Scraps of Humanity | The Keystone XL “Victory”

    "Here we go again, getting distracted by the presidential election racket. That’s exactly what the nation’s ruling elite and Big Green groups want. The ruling elite don’t want us embracing real political power. Instead, they want us to believe that elections make a democracy. The Big Green groups don’t want us joining together to force systemic change that could actually save the planet. They want us to work inside the system, focusing only on slowing down the rate of the planet’s destruction. The mainstream enviros are more interested in sustaining their donor base by portraying minor shifts in the nation’s environmental policies as major victories."

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  • "There is no swift economic or technological fix for the myriad complex crises we confront. The only solution lies in organizing informed radical change across all levels of the integrated systems of domination—commencing with an emancipatory education into and critical understanding of the precise nature and dynamics of the systematic barriers blocking our journey into sustainable planetary community. Let us hope that this long march through the institutions does not further transform into a trail of tears."

    Pathologies of Power and the Rise of the Global Industrial Complex

    "There is no swift economic or technological fix for the myriad complex crises we confront. The only solution lies in organizing informed radical change across all levels of the integrated systems of domination—commencing with an emancipatory education into and critical understanding of the precise nature and dynamics of the systematic barriers blocking our journey into sustainable planetary community. Let us hope that this long march through the institutions does not further transform into a trail of tears."

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  • Spokespeople for Climate Justice Now! call on the world community to remember that a real climate program, based on planetary needs identified by scientists as well as by a mandate of popular movements, emerged at the World People’s Summit on Climate Change and Mother Earth in Bolivia in 2010. The Cochabamba People’s Agreement, brought before the UN but erased from the negotiating text, offers a just and effective way forward that is desperately needed.”

    COP17 Succumbs to Climate Apartheid | Antidote is Cochabamba Peoples’ Agreement

    Spokespeople for Climate Justice Now! call on the world community to remember that a real climate program, based on planetary needs identified by scientists as well as by a mandate of popular movements, emerged at the World People’s Summit on Climate Change and Mother Earth in Bolivia in 2010. The Cochabamba People’s Agreement, brought before the UN but erased from the negotiating text, offers a just and effective way forward that is desperately needed.”

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  • Journalist John Vidal from The Guardian interviewing Pablo Solon, former Ambassador and Bolivia's lead negotiator at the United Nations Climate Change negotiations.

    THE DAY AFTER – COP17 John Vidal and Pablo Solo (Saturday, Dec 10th 2011) PART1

    Journalist John Vidal from The Guardian interviewing Pablo Solon, former Ambassador and Bolivia's lead negotiator at the United Nations Climate Change negotiations.

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  • "We challenged the big organisations with environmental racism ... including Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, to bring our voices to the board, to the way in these campaigns are shaped. ... We have challenged, and become very unpopular, for raising the issue of classism which is source of the problem and requires an economic analysis if the environmental and climate narrative is to be truthful.... Look at 350.org – we had to challenge them to bring us to stand with them on the pipeline issue. Bill McKibben, the ivory tower white academic, didn't even want to take the time to bring people of colour to the organising. ..."

    Climate Change, the Big Corrupt Business? A Brilliant Interview with Tom Goldtooth

    "We challenged the big organisations with environmental racism ... including Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, to bring our voices to the board, to the way in these campaigns are shaped. ... We have challenged, and become very unpopular, for raising the issue of classism which is source of the problem and requires an economic analysis if the environmental and climate narrative is to be truthful.... Look at 350.org – we had to challenge them to bring us to stand with them on the pipeline issue. Bill McKibben, the ivory tower white academic, didn't even want to take the time to bring people of colour to the organising. ..."

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  • "Durban, South Africa - The people are angry. Climate change is already destroying their livelihoods. The main culprits are the corporations and industrialized states that do not want to reduce their emissions at source. At the march of several thousand protesters the main demand to the global elites involved in COP 17 was to hear the voices of the peoples, suffering already from climate change. Former Ambassador of Bolivia and key negotiator at the UNFCCC Pablo Solon marched with the masses, holding a "Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth" banner."

    Key to Durban Talks: The Peoples Agreement on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

    "Durban, South Africa - The people are angry. Climate change is already destroying their livelihoods. The main culprits are the corporations and industrialized states that do not want to reduce their emissions at source. At the march of several thousand protesters the main demand to the global elites involved in COP 17 was to hear the voices of the peoples, suffering already from climate change. Former Ambassador of Bolivia and key negotiator at the UNFCCC Pablo Solon marched with the masses, holding a "Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth" banner."

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  • New Negotiation Text in Durban full of Dangers — Part 1: Mitigation again Disregarded

    "Once again, we are seeing that the most important issue of all is not being attended, and is in fact being camouflaged by a lot of meaningless legal literature."

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  • FORESTS ARE MORE THAN JUST A COMMODITY:FORESTS ARE MORE THAN JUST A COMMODITY: Bolivia Submits Sustainable Forest Life Proposal to COP17 based on the Principle of

    Bolivia Submits Sustainable Forest Life Proposal to COP17 based on the Principle of "Non-commodification of Forests"

    FORESTS ARE MORE THAN JUST A COMMODITY:FORESTS ARE MORE THAN JUST A COMMODITY: Bolivia Submits Sustainable Forest Life Proposal to COP17 based on the Principle of "Non-commodification of Forests."

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